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DCNX-Implementing Cisco Nexus Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center v1.0

SS Course: GK821366

Course Overview


The Implementing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCNX) course gives you a detailed understanding of the Cisco Nexus switch platform and teaches you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus switch platforms in a scalable, highly available environment. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs, you will learn how to describe various aspects of the Cisco Nexus product families and platforms, including implementation, management, security, programmability and storage. Additionally, you will learn how to configure device aliases and zoning, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV), and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) modes.

This course is eligible for 40 Continuing Education Credits (ILT & ELT Modality).


Scheduled Classes

02/26/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
04/08/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
07/08/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led



Describing Cisco Nexus Series Switches

  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Describing Cisco Nexus Platforms Implementation

  • Describe Cisco Nexus in the Data Center Architecture
  • Describe Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Describe the Licensing Model

Describing Cisco Nexus Platforms Management

  • Describe Cisco Nexus CLI and GUI Management Interfaces
  • Describe Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
  • Describe Virtual Device Context on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
  • Describe PowerOn Auto Provisioning
  • Describe Cisco NX-OS User Management
  • Describe Cisco NX-OS AAA Services

Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels

  • Describe Port Channel Operation
  • Describe vPC Concepts and Benefits
  • Describe vPC Architecture
  • Describe vPC Control and Data Plane

Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • Describe HSRP
  • Describe VRRP

Configuring Cisco Nexus Security Features

  • Configure Access Control Lists
  • Configure Port Security
  • Configure DHCP Snooping
  • Configure Dynamic ARP Inspection
  • Configure IP Source Guard
  • Configure Unicast RPF
  • Configure Keychain Management
  • Configure Control Plane Policing
  • Configure MACsec

Describing Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding

  • Describe Routing in Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe Multicast Routing in Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB in NX-OS
  • Describe Layer 3 Best Practices for vPC

Describing Virtual Extensible LAN

  • Describe VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
  • Describe VXLAN Overlay
  • Describe VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN Control Plane
  • Describe VXLAN Data Plane

Describing QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices

  • Describe QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Configure QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Describe Monitoring of QoS Statistics

Configuring System Management and Monitoring

  • Configure System Management
  • Configure System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools

Describing Cisco NX-OS Programmability

  • Describe On-Box Programmability on Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe Ansible for Cisco NX-OS

Describing Cisco Nexus Storage Services

  • Describe IP Storage on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describe Fibre Channel
  • Describe Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Describe Fibre Channel Domain Initialization
  • Describe Fibre Channel Addressing

Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet

  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Describe FCoE Requirements
  • Describe Data Center Bridging
  • Describe FCoE Addressing Scheme
  • Describe FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • Describe FCoE Port Types

Describing Device Aliases and Zoning

  • Describe Distributed Device Alias Services
  • Describe Zoning
  • Describe Zone Merging
  • Describe Recovering from Zone Merge Failures
  • Describe Enhanced Zoning

Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes

  • Describe N-Port ID Virtualization
  • Describe Fibre Channel NPV Mode
  • Describe FCoE NPV Mode



    The knowledge and skills the learner should have before attending this course is as follows:

    • Students should be familiar with Cisco data center technologies
    • Students should understand networking protocols, routing, and switching

      Who Should Attend


      The primary audience for this course is as follows:

      • Data center systems engineers
      • Field engineers
      • Architects
      • Cisco partners using Cisco Nexus Series switch platforms