Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Switches v2.1

Duration:

5 days

Audience:

Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.

Prerequisites

Course Description:

Configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch.

In this course, you will cover the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch platform. Through hands-on labs using NX-OS version 5.2(3a) code, you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the switches, including key features and functions.

Additionally, we have enhanced the standard Cisco labs to include more in-depth exploration of sought-after technologies including FabricPath, OTV, LISP, and vPC. All configurations are performed on the Nexus 7000, with a newer version of the NX-OS code, 5.2(3a).

What You’ll Learn

  • Chassis and components of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Management tools available for the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Nexus switch management tools
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch functions and features, including Nexus-oriented features like vPC, FCoE, FabricPath, and OTV
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch security and Quality of Service (QoS) features
  • Troubleshoot key features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Who Needs to Attend

Network engineers, designers, administrators, managers, system engineers, Channel partners/resellers, customers, employees, and anyone who installs and implements the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch

Course Outline

1. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Data Center Requirements Addressed by the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Features
  • Key Features of the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Deployment Models
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Reference Materials

2. Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture, Device Installation, and Administration Features

  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis
    • Supervisor Modules, I/O Modules, and Fabric Modules
    • Virtual Output Queuing
    • Packet Flow and Arbitration
    • Power Supplies and Fan Cooling
    • Hardware High Availability Features
  • Installing Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Hardware Installation
    • Verifying Hardware Installation Using LEDs
    • Verifying Hardware Installation Using Show Commands
    • Troubleshoot Common Hardware Issues
  • Configuring Device Administration and Management Features
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch CLI and GUI Management Interfaces
    • Cisco NX-OS Setup Utility
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch User Management
    • System Management Features
    • Configuration Backup and Restore
    • In-Service Software Upgrades and Downgrades
    • Cisco NX-OS Image Recovery
    • EPLD Image Upgrade
  • Using the Troubleshooting Process and Tools
    • Troubleshooting Process
    • Gathering Information
    • Embedded Ethanalyzer
    • Configuring SPAN
    • Configuring NetFlow
    • Configuring System Message Logs
    • Configuring Online Diagnostics
    • Using the Onboard Failure Logging Feature
    • Configuring RMON
    • Configuring Cisco EEM

3. Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch Software Architecture and Features

  • Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Architecture
    • Key Features
    • CLI Highlights
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Licensing Model
  • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Virtual Device Contexts
    • Configuring Virtual Device Contexts
    • Configuring Resource Templates
    • Configuring Management Settings for Virtual Device Contexts
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
    • Configuring Basic Interface Parameters
    • Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces
    • Configuring VLANs
    • Configuring PVLANs
    • Configuring STP Extensions
    • Configuring Q-in-Q Tunnels
  • Configuring Port Channels
    • Configuring Port Channels
    • Evaluating vPCs
    • vPC Architecture
    • Configuring vPCs
  • Configuring the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch with the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
    • Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders (FEX)
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender Connectivity
    • Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender Features
    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    • Architecture
    • Cisco FabricPath on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configuring Cisco FabricPath
    • Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRILL)
  • Configuring Layer 3 Switching Features
    • Unicast and Multicast RIB and FIB
    • Interaction from F1 to M1 I/O Modules
    • Configuring Routing Protocols
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • Configuring Route Policy Manager
    • Configuring Layer 3 Virtualization
    • Configuring Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
    • Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs)
    • Configuring IP PIM-SM
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2 and Layer 3
    • Verifying Ports and VLANs
    • Troubleshooting vPCs
    • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
    • Troubleshooting Layer 3
  • Configuring Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
    • MPLS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configuring MPLS
  • Configuring Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
    • OTV Overview
    • Basic
    • Advanced Features
  • Configuring Locator/ID Separation Protocol  (LISP)
    • Locator/ID Separation Protocol
    • LISP on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
    • Configuring LISP
  • Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
    • FCoE overview
    • FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
    • Configuring FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch

4. Configuring Security Features

  • Identifying Security Features
    • Configuring Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Configuring Port Security
    • Configuring DHCP Snooping
    • Configuring Dynamic ARP Inspection (DAI)
    • Configuring IP Source Guard
    • Configuring Unicast RPF
    • Configuring Traffic Storm Control
    • Configuring Control Plane Protection (CoPP)
    • Configuring Cisco TrustSec
  • Implementing Quality of Service (QoS)
    • QoS on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
    • Configuring QoS Features with Modular QoS CLI (MQC)
    • Configuring Classification
    • Configuring Marking
    • Configuring Mutation Mapping
    • Configuring Policing
    • Configuring Queuing and Scheduling on M-Series Modules
    • Configuring Network QoS
    • Queueing and Scheduling, and Priority Flow Control on F-Series Modules
    • Monitoring QoS Statistics

5. Troubleshooting Memory and Packet Flow Issues

  • Evaluating Memory Using the Built-In Platform Monitoring Tool
  • Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a High Level
  • Evaluating Platform Memory Utilization on a Detailed Level
  • Troubleshooting Packet Flow Issues

Labs

  • Lab 1: Cisco Nexus 7000 Platform Discovery
  • Lab 2: Configure User Management
  • Lab 3: Configure System Management
  • Lab 4: Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Lab 5: Configure vPCs
  • Lab 6: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 7: Configure Layer 3 Switching
  • Lab 8: Configure FHRP
  • Lab 9: Configure MPLS
  • Lab 10: Configure OTV
  • Lab 11: Configure LISP
  • Lab 12: Configure FCoE
  • Lab 13: Configure Security Features
  • Lab 14: Configure QoS
  • Lab 15: Configure Troubleshooting Features
  • Lab 16: Troubleshooting