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DCNX5K v2.1 - Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches Training

Description
Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches (DCNX5K) v2.1 is a 5-day ILT training program that is designed for systems and field engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who implement and configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders.

The course provides the key components and procedures that are needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in the LAN, SAN, and unified fabric environments.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family
Identify the products that comprise the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product family
Understand Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
Understand the architecture, features, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
Configure network features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation
Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
Identify and understand the components of the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and IEEE Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements
Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol
Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for connection to the SAN
Secure the operation of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Understand the high availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Understand and implement a structured troubleshooting process using available tools and resources of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and troubleshoot real world issues relating to the LAN, SAN, and FCoE

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

Good understanding of networking protocols

Recommended CCNA Certification

Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) class or equivalent experience
During the course of instruction, the learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully to complete the class.
This course covers initial configuration of Fibre Channel, QoS, and FCoE on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches. For a deeper understanding in Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, students are encouraged to explore additional training in those technologies.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Network engineers, systems engineers, consulting systems engineers, technical solutions architects, and Cisco integrators and partners who sell, implement, and maintain Cisco Nexus products in the data center

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

Network designers, network administrators, and network managers responsible for identifying and managing Cisco Nexus products in the data center

Outline

Module 1 of 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Product Overview

Module 1 Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 1 Topic 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Product Overview
Lesson 1 Topic 2: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Family
Module 1 Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Product Overview
Lesson 2 Topic 1: Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
Module 1 Lesson 3: High-Level Product Features Overview
Lesson 3 Topic 1: Unified Fabric
Lesson 3 Topic 2: Switch Virtualization
Lesson 3 Topic 3: Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 3 Topic 4: Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 3 Topic 5: In Service Software Updates
Lesson 3 Topic 6: Adapter FEX
Lesson 3 Topic 7: VM FEX
Lesson 3 Topic 8: Layer 3 Capabilities
Module 1 Lesson 4: Deployment Considerations
Lesson 4 Topic 1: Deployment Considerations
Lesson 4 Topic 2: ToR/EoR Deployment Models
Lesson 4 Topic 3: FEX Operation
Lesson 4 Topic 4: High Availability Deployment

Module 2 of 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture and Device Administration

Module 2 Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Hardware Architecture
Lesson 1 Topic 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 and 2000 System Architecture
Lesson 1 Topic 2: Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Architecture
Lesson 1 Topic 3: Traffic Forwarding Paths
Module 2 Lesson 2: Hardware Installation Procedures
Lesson 2 Topic 1: Preparation
Lesson 2 Topic 2: Cabinet and Rack Installation
Lesson 2 Topic 3: Cabling Requirements
Lesson 2 Topic 4: Power Requirements
Lesson 2 Topic 5: Hardware Installation
Lesson 2 Topic 6: Verifying the Hardware Installation
Module 2 Lesson 3: Configuring User Management
Lesson 3 Topic 1: Feature Overview
Lesson 3 Topic 2: Configuring AAA
Lesson 3 Topic 3: Configuring RBAC
Lesson 3 Topic 4: Configuring SSH
Lesson 3 Topic 5: Configuring ACL
Module 2 Lesson 4: Graphical Management Tools
Lesson 4 Topic 1: Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager
Lesson 4 Topic 2: Cisco Device Manager
Module 2 Lesson 5: Configuring System Management
Lesson 5 Topic 1: Switch Management Methods and Features
Lesson 5 Topic 2: File System Management
Lesson 5 Topic 3: Cisco Fabric Services
Lesson 5 Topic 4: Configure System Message Logging
Lesson 5 Topic 5: Generic Online Diagnostics
Lesson 5 Topic 6: Smart Call Home
Lesson 5 Topic 7: Simple Network Management Protocol
Lesson 5 Topic 8: XML Interface
Lesson 5 Topic 9: Checkpoint and rollback
Lesson 5 Topic 10: Module Pre-provisioning
Module 2 Lesson 6: Understanding Cisco Nexus High Availability
Lesson 6 Topic 1: Cisco NX-OS Software High Availability Features
Lesson 6 Topic 2: Stateful and Stateless Process Restarts
Lesson 6 Topic 3: In Service Software Updates
Module 2 Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Tools
Lesson 7 Topic 1: Troubleshooting Overview
Lesson 7 Topic 2: Troubleshooting Tools
Lesson 7 Topic 3: Ethanalyzer
Lesson 7 Topic 4: Switched Port Analyzer

Module 3 of 3: Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Network Feature Configuration

Module 3 Lesson 1: The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
Lesson 1 Topic 1: The Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
Lesson 1 Topic 2: The Cisco NX-OS Software CLI
Lesson 1 Topic 3: Licensing Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
Module 3 Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
Lesson 2 Topic 1: Configuring Ethernet interfaces
Lesson 2 Topic 2: Configuring VLANs
Lesson 2 Topic 3: Configuring the Spanning Tree Protocol
Module 3 Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Layer 2 Switching
Lesson 3 Topic 1:Troubleshooting Layer 2 Troubleshooting
Lesson 3 Topic 2: Troubleshooting the MAC address table
Lesson 3 Topic 3: Troubleshooting Spanning Tree Protocols
Lesson 3 Topic 4: Troubleshooting VLANs
Module 3 Lesson 4: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
Lesson 4 Topic 1: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
Lesson 4 Topic 2: Configuring Static Pinning
Lesson 4 Topic 3: Configuring Dynamic Pinning
Module 3 Lesson 5: Configuring Virtual Port Channels and Enhanced vPC
Lesson 5 Topic 1: Configuring Ethernet Port Channels
Lesson 5 Topic 2: Understanding Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 5 Topic 3: Configuring Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 6 Topic 4: Configuring Enhanced Virtual Port Channels
Module 3 Lesson 6: Configuring Host Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 6 Topic 1: vPC deployment models
Lesson 6 Topic 2: Configuring Host Virtual Port Channels
Module 3 Lesson 7: Configuring Quality of Service
Lesson 7 Topic 1: Understanding Cisco Nexus QoS
Lesson 7 Topic 2: Configuring QoS
Module 3 Lesson 8: Configuring Cisco FP
Lesson 8 Topic 1: Understanding Cisco FP
Lesson 8 Topic 2: Configuring Cisco FP
Module 3 Lesson 9: Understanding the Fibre Channel Protocol
Lesson 9 Topic 1: SCSI Protocol
Lesson 9 Topic 2: Fibre Channel Model
Lesson 9 Topic 3: Fibre Channel Interfaces and Ports
Lesson 9 Topic 4: Fibre Channel Addressing
Lesson 9 Topic 5: Fabric Channel Flow Control
Lesson 9 Topic 6: Fabric Channel Domain Initialization
Lesson 9 Topic 7: Virtual Fabric and Zoning
Lesson 9 Topic 8: Fabric Shortest Path First Protocol
Lesson 9 Topic 9: Fabric Channel Login Procedures
Module 3 Lesson 10: Understanding the FCoE Protocol
Lesson 10 Topic 1: Unified Fabric I/O Consolidation
Lesson 10 Topic 2: FCoE Adapters
Lesson 10 Topic 3: The FCoE architecture
Lesson 10 Topic 4: FCoE Emulated Node
Lesson 10 Topic 5: FCoE Initialization Protocol
Lesson 10 Topic 6: Multihop FCoE
Module 3 Lesson 11: Identifying Data Center Bridging Enhancements
Lesson 11 Topic 1: Data Center Bridging
Lesson 11 Topic 2: Priority Flow Control
Lesson 11 Topic 3: Enhanced Transmission Selection
Lesson 11 Topic 4: Bridging Exchange Protocol
Module 3 Lesson 12: Configuring FCoE
Lesson 12 Topic 1: Configure FCoE
Lesson 12 Topic 2: FCoE VLANs and Virtual Interfaces
Module 3 Lesson 13: Troubleshooting FCoE
Lesson 14 Topic 1: Troubleshooting DCB
Lesson 13 Topic 2: Troubleshooting FIP
Lesson 13 Topic 3: Troubleshooting CNA
Lesson 13 Topic 4: Troubleshooting PFC
Module 3 Lesson 14: Configuring SAN Switching Features
Lesson 14 Topic 1: Fibre Channel interfaces
Lesson 14 Topic 2: Configuring Domain Parameters
Lesson 14 Topic 3: Configuring VSANs
Lesson 14 Topic 4: VSAN trunking
Lesson 14 Topic 5: SAN port channels
Lesson 14 Topic 6: Distributed Device Alias Service
Lesson 14 Topic 7: Zoning
Lesson 14 Topic 8: FSPF Protocol
Lesson 14 Topic 9: FLOGI, FCNS, and RSCN databases
Module 3 Lesson 15: Implementing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Lesson 15 Topic 1: Understanding Cisco NPV mode
Lesson 15 Topic 2: Configuring Cisco NPV mode
Lesson 15 Topic 3: Understanding NPIV
Lesson 15 Topic 4: Configuring NPIV
Module 3 Lesson 16: Troubleshooting SAN Switching
Lesson 16 Topic 1: Troubleshooting Cisco NPV mode
Lesson 16 Topic 2: Troubleshooting Zoning
Lesson 16 Topic 3: Troubleshooting SAN port channels
Lesson 16 Topic 4: Troubleshooting VSANs

Lab Outline

Lab 1: Cisco Nexus 5000 Hardware Platform and System Management

Task 1: Reset the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switches and Perform Initial Setup
Task 2: Validate the Cisco Nexus 5010 Hardware Resources
Task 3: Configure Cisco Nexus 5010 Interfaces and Layer 2 Protocols

Lab 2: Virtual Port Channels (vPC)

Task 1: Configure vPC

Lab 3: Configuring the Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender

Task 1: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender

Lab 4: Configuring QoS

Task 1: Examine the Default QoS Configuration
Task 2: Configure type qos QoS Policy
Task 3: Configure type network-qos QoS Policy
Task 4: Configure type queuing QoS Policy (Optional)
Task 5: Configure Service Policies

Lab 5: Configuring FCOE and the VMware ESX Server with the CNA

Task 1: Configure FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5010
Task 2: Cisco MDS 9124 Discovery and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 5010 Zoning Feature
Task 3: Configure the Emulex CNA and VMware ESX Server
Task 4: Add SAN-Attached Disks/LUNs to ESX Virtual Machines

Lab 6: Configuring N_Port Virtualization on the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switch

Task 1: Configure Global N_Port Virtualization Mode on the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switch
Task 2: Configure Global N_Port Virtualization Mode on the MDS 9124 Fabric Switc