DCCNX | Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

DCCNX | Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center




What you’ll learn in this course

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus® Series Switch platforms using Cisco® NX-OS to support highly available, secure, scalable virtualized data centers. Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy Cisco NX-OS software features including networking, virtualization, security, storage services, system management, and monitoring. You will also be introduced to automating Cisco Nexus devices using Cisco NX-OS Software programmability features.

For a technical overview of Cisco Nexus Switches, consider taking the Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) course.


Course duration

  • Instructor-led training: 3 days in the classroom with hands-on lab practice
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 3 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice
  • E-learning: Equivalent of 3 days of instruction with videos, practice, and challenges


How you'll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Gain the knowledge and skills to deploy advanced capabilities of Cisco Nexus NX-OS Software and Cisco Nexus Series data center switches
  • Learn through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles


Who should enroll

  • Data center systems engineers
  • Data center field engineers
  • Data center architects
  • Technical decision makers
  • Network architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners


Technology areas

Data center


Course details


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
  • Describe Overlap Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  • Describe and configure Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Describe Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
  • Describe the key features of Cisco Nexus devices
  • Describe Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Describe Quality of Service (QoS) on Cisco Nexus devices
  • Understand Cisco Nexus storage services
  • Configure device alliances and zoning
  • Configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Configuring N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) Modes
  • Describe NX-API and network orchestration solutions, and program Cisco NX-OS with Python
  • Explain system management, monitoring, and troubleshooting processes
  • Explain the troubleshooting processes



To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
  • Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
  • Introducing Cisco Nexus Series Switches (DCINX)



  • Describing the Cisco NX-OS Routing and Forwarding
  • Describing Overlay Transport Virtualization
  • Describing Virtual Extensible LAN
  • Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
  • Explaining Cisco Nexus Security Features
  • Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Describing QoS on Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Introducing Cisco Nexus Storage Services
  • Describing Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configuring Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
  • Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes
  • Managing Automation and Programmability of Cisco Nexus Devices
  • Configuring System Management and Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches


Lab outline

  • Configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Configure Cisco OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
  • Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configure NPV
  • Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
  • Program a Switch with Python
  • Configure System Management and Monitoring
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Nexus Switches CPU and Memory Issues

DCCNX | Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center

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