Cisco DCINX9K – Cisco Nexus 9000 Design and Configuration

In this course you will learn about the next-generation Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. You will also discuss topics like Python scripting, Linux BASH access, direct ASIC-level acces for traffic flow monitoring, support for open-systems automation and orchestration DevOps platforms like Puppet, Chef and Cisco’s own onePK and support for software-defined networking (SDN) and emerging overlay network technologies including VXLAN, OpenFlow and the OpenDaylight Controller.

Who needs to attend

Who needs to attend?
This course is aimed at system engineers, network engineers, architects and data center architects responsible for design, implement and managing data center networks usign Cisco Nexus 9000.

what you will learn

What you will learn
Upon completion you will know how to:

How the Nexus 9000 platform addresses current trends in data center architecture and management

Nexus 9000 platform components

Nexus 9000 hardware architecture, including line card architecture and packet forwarding

The new NX-OS features available on the Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Operation and configuration details of VXLAN

Programmability, automation, and monitoring options available on the Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Design possibilities with the Nexus 9000 Series Switches


Students need to have:

Experience with Cisco NX-OS

Understanding of Cisco Data Center network architecture

Knowledge of the Nexus 5000, 6000, or 7000 platforms is highly recommended

Course outline

Course Outline

1. Cisco Nexus 9000 Solution Overview

Data Center Trends
Nexus 9000 Overview
NX-OS Enhancements

2. Hardware Overview

Nexus 9500 Chassis
Line Card Modules
Fabric Modules
Power Supplies
System Controllers
Nexus 9300 Switches
FEX Support
40G and 100GE Networking
Supported Optics

3. Hardware Architecture

9500 Architecture
Line Card Architecture
9300 Architecture
Packet Forwarding

4. Nexus 9000 NX-OS Enhancements

Nexus 9000 NX-OS Feature Overview
High Availability


Overlay Networks
VXLAN Overview
VXLAN Control Plane
VXLAN Forwarding Plane
Configuring VXLAN

6. Programmability and Automation

Programming Features
Automation Features
Visibility and Monitoring Features

7. Nexus 9000 Topology Designs

Traditional Data Center
Topologies Spine and Leaf Topologies
Overlay Topologies

Follow-On Courses
There are no follow-ons for this course.

Certification Programs
There are no certifications associated with this chourse.