Implementing the Cisco Nexus 9000 (DCINX9K) is a 2-day, 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, known as Standalone Mode. 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 monitoring
- Support for open-systems automation and orchestration
- DevOps platforms, including Puppet, Chef, and Cisco's own onePK
- Support for software-defined networking (SDN) and emerging overlay network technologies, including VxLAN, ::OpenFlow, and the OpenDaylight controller.
Before taking this course, students should have experience with Cisco NX-OS Software, and an understanding of Cisco Data Center network architecture.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
DCINX9K is a two-day, instructor-led training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS mode. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch platform.
- Course Introduction
- Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution
- Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
- Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Architecture
- Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System
- Describing VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
- Describing Network Programmability and Automation
- Describing Topology Options for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
- Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric