Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

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Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS Mode

Implementing the Cisco Nexus 9000 (DCINX9K) is a hands-on course that focuses on deployment and operations of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches. Participants will learn how to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switches using the NX-OS CLI, Python scripts, bash shell, NX-API, and Open-Flow. Nexus 9000 switches are highly programmable, high density 1/10/40G Ethernet switches that offer highest performance, extensibility to 100GE switching, lowest cost per port and extremely high flexibility and programmability for next generation automation and orchestration. Nexus 9000 Switches build on existing NX-OS technology to bring two new data center network deployment options for customers. This course focuses on the first deployment option, knownasStandaloneMode.This mode offers significant extensions to NX-OS Software in the area of programmability, including:A RESTful API, Python scripting, Linux bash access, direct ASIC-level access for traffic flow monitoringSupport for open-systems automation and orchestrationDevOps platforms, including Puppet, Chef, and Cisco's own onePKSupport for software-defined networking (SDN) and emerging overlay network technologies, including VxLAN, OpenFlow, and the OpenDaylight controller.

Target Audience

This training program is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS mode.

Prerequisites

Experience with Cisco NX-OS SoftwareUnderstanding of Cisco Data Center network architecture

Course Objectives

Describe Cisco products that address market trends in the data centerDescribe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware componentsDescribe the hardware architecture of modular chassis, modular chassis line cards, and fixed configuration in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchDescribe features offered in NX-OS that are available on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesConfigure VXLAN features on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesDescribe the programmability, automation, and management features available on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Describe common topology options for configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesDescribe the benefits of adopting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric mode on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches  

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
Introduction
Section 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution
Data Center TrendsCisco Nexus 9000 SolutionEnhancements to Cisco NX-OS Software
Section 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
Cisco Nexus 9500 Modular ChassisCisco Nexus 9500 Supervisor ModulesCisco Nexus 9500 System ControllersCisco Nexus 9500 Fans and Power SuppliesCisco Nexus 9500 Fabric ModulesCisco Nexus 9500 Line Card ModulesCisco Nexus 9300 Fixed Configuration SwitchesCisco Nexus 9000 Support for Fabric ExtendersCabling for 40G and 100GE NetworkingOptics Supported by Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Section 4: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
Architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Modular SwitchesArchitecture of the Cisco Nexus 9500 Card ModulesPacket Forwarding in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesArchitecture of the Cisco Nexus 9300 Switches
Section 5: Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System
NX-OS Features of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesHigh-Availability Features of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesManagement Features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch Family
Section 6: Describing VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Network Overlays in Data Center DesignVxLAN OverviewVxLAN Control Plane OperationVxLAN Data Plane OperationVxLAN Support on the Cisco Nexus 9000Configuring VxLAN Gateway
Section 7: Describing Network Programmability and Automation
Describe Programming Features of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesAutomation Features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesMonitoring Features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Section 8: Describing Topology Options for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Traditional Data Center Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesSpine and Leaf Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series SwitchesOverlay Topologies on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
Section 9: Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric
Key Concepts of the Cisco ACI FabricComponents of Cisco ACI FabricThe Benefits of Using the Cisco ACI Fabric