Nexus 7000 Overview & Deep Dive (2 Day)

Course Description
This course covers an overview of the Nexus product family, including Nexus 7000, 6000, 5000, 3000, 2000 and 1000V, and focuses on implementing a Unified Fabric with the Nexus 7000 series switches. The goal of this course is to understand how Cisco Nexus technologies optimize the scalability, agility, performance, and operational efficiency of your Data Center. This course includes hands-on labs in which you will be configuring several key Nexus features including vPC, FabricPath and FCoE.

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic understanding of routing and switching
  • Basic Understanding of Data Center networking
  • Familiarity of Storage area Network

Course Objectives
After this course you should be able to understand:

  • Cisco Nexus DC Switching Fabric Strategy
  • Cisco Nexus Product Portfolio and positioning
  • Nexus 7000, 6000, 5000, 3000, 2000,1000v
  • NX-OS Architecture
  • Nexus 7000 Hardware Architecture and Packet Forwarding
  • Nexus 2000 (FEX) Hardware Architecture and Packet Forwarding
  • vPC and FEX technologies and design considerations
  • Fabricpath Technology and designs
  • ISSU
  • L3 Features
  • DCI – OTV

Course Type
Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab

Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators

Course Details

  • Module 1: Cisco Nexus DC Switching Fabric Overview
    • Nexus 7000, 6000, 5000, 3000, 2000 and 1000v overview

  • Module 2: Cisco Nexus 7000 Product Family
    • Cisco Nexus 7000
    • Nexus 7000 Switch, Line Modules, Fabric Modules
    • Power Supplies and Cooling
    • Feature Licensing
    • Virtual Device Contexts (VDC)
    • VDCs in Data Centers
    • VDC Deployment Scenarios
    • VDC Management

  • Module 3: Cisco vPC and FEX Architecture
    • vPC Overview
    • Access Layer Design
    • The Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
    • FEX Models
    • Access Layer Design
    • Layer 3 Switching Features
    • Hands-On Lab
    • Configuring vPC


  • Module 4: Nexus 7000 FabricPath and vPC+
    • FabricPath Goals
    • FabricPath Technical Overview
    • FabricPath vPC+
    • FabricPath Designs
    • Hands-On Lab
    • Configuring FabricPath
    • Configuring vPC+

  • Module 5: Cisco Nexus Data Center Interconnect
  • OTV Technical Overview
  • OTV Architecture
  • Failure Isolation
  • Multi-Homing
  • Hands-On Lab
  • Configuring OTV

  • Module 6: System Management
    • System Management Features
    • DCNM
    • Cisco IOS ISSU