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Cisco Nexus Training

Learn to Configure Cisco Nexus 7000 , 5000 & FEX Switches. These Labs will make you Nexus Datacenter Engineer and Expert
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4.4 (223 ratings)
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Created by Ashish R
Last updated 7/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 9.5 hours on-demand video
  • 36 Articles
  • 34 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will get to know Functionality of Nexus 7000 , 5000 and 2000 FEX devices
  • They will get to know Difference of Command Line of NX-OS vs IOS
  • Students will able to configure Nexus devices comfortably especially the features like vPC, FEX, Fabric Path, VDC etc
  • Most of the Nexus Features will be covered which will make students comfortable operating these highly Critical Datacenter Devices
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Requirements
  • OSI Model, Routing Protocols, Switching Technologies, Port channels, RSTP, Subnetting
  • Students should be having understanding of Basic to Medium Size Network
  • GNS3 will NOT work for Nexus. Students need to test and practice these on REAL Devices such as Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series.
Description

You probably have heard the word "Datacenter" or "Cisco Nexus" in your career. It is a place where most critical servers and network devices are hosted. You also understand the fact that these server and network devices such as Cisco Nexus 7000 provide 100% Uptime to clients. Cisco Nexus Switch has features such as VDC ( Virtual Device Contexts),  VPC (Virtual Port Channel), Fabric Path , FEX, OTV, CheckPoint and Rollback, TrustSec and Many moreAll of these features are unique in Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Nexus 5000.

NX-OS is the operating System used in Nexus Devices. It is very different from IOS however, once you start using it, you will notice that It is very easy to operate. Some of the other benefits and advantages it has are - Virtualization, Flexibility, Resiliency, Scalability, Security, Unified Datacenter OS etc.

Following Topics will be covered in this Cisco Nexus Training Course.

1. NX-OS Basic Operations

  • NX-OS Functionality
  • Licenses detailed explanation
  • Features and Feature-Set
  • Initial Setup of Cisco Nexus 5000 and Reload
  • Cisco Fabric Services ( CFS)

2. Virtual Device Context ( VDC)

  • VDC concepts explanation
  • VDC creation and Deletion
  • Port movement between VDCs
  • VDC Combined Name Options

3.  Cisco Nexus 2000 ( FEX )

  • Labs on Fabric Extenders
  • FEX Troubleshooting

4. vPC ( Virtual Port Channel)

  • Understanding vPC
  • Configuring vPC Peer Keepalive
  • Configuring vPC Peer Link
  • Configuring Port Channels
  • Simple vPC Lab
  • Multiple vPC Lab ( Double vPC)
  • vPC between 5K and 2K
  • Case Studies of Link Down

5. Fabric Path in Cisco Nexus 7000 & 5000

  • Fabric Path Overview
  • Traditional MAC Learning
  • Conversational MAC Learning
  • Initial Configuration
  • Switch ID in Fabric Path
  • Understanding vPC+ in FabricPath
  • vPC+ Lab
  • Verification and Troubleshooting Labs of vPC+

6.  FHRP ( First Hop Redundancy Protocols)

  • HSRP Configuration in Cisco Nexus Environment
  • Securing HSRP
  • Lab on VRRP
  • Lab on GLBP

7.  Routing Protocols 

  •  EIGRP Lab

8. Additional Labs

  • Setting up Checkpoints
  • Setting up Rollbacks
  • PVLAN in Cisco Nexus
  • RPVST+ Configuration
  • Altering Timers in STP

Many more Labs of Cisco Nexus Switches will be added whenever I get opportunity. As you can see that it has more than 1000+ students and count increasing every day. It has rating of 4.4 which is rated as very good by udemy.

So this Cisco Nexus Training Course is going to be really helpful.

Here are some of the users who appreciated the course with below comments

Ajaz Ahmed - One of the finest course on Udemy for learning Cisco Nexus Devices, the Instructor ( Ashish ) used his best way to explain everything about Nexus which you can find in Production Networks. I was just a beginner when I started this, but after completing this course, I got a very good grip / Knowledge on Nexus Family. The instructor is always ready to clear your doubts. I insist ,if anyone wants to learn about Cisco Nexus, then this course is FOR YOU!!Thanks Ashish for the course, the way you explain it just OUTSTANDING.

Justin Swanson - Exceptional course put on by Ashish. I just started having to configure some Nexus switches at work; mainly 3500 series but the concepts, etc. are the same. I gave 4 stars at first as some of the drawings/handwriting using MS paint are a bit messy, but after continuing through the course, the content far outweighs this. I especially like in the vPC portion that he doesn't just go over a configuration once and the subsequent expects you remember it all already; he really drills into your head all the necessary steps. I would whole heartedly recommend for anyone interested in learning NX-OS and its features.

Cyrus Ramirez  - Excellent detail.. Real world information. I've used these videos to help me with my day to day work in my nexus environment. Thank you

Sandeep Prajapati - It's a Good Overview course of nexus 5K, 7K learning. Trainer is skilled pretty good & enough.

I wish this could have been in more details. But over all it's a nice one for grabbing a fair understanding to pick up the other advanced learning materials comfortably.

Ron Ferriolo - I thought the course was very good. It was much more than just an overview of Nexus. It contained theory, detailed configuration, and numerous show command outputs from beginning-to-end including many real world scenarios such as installing, updating, and backing up license files. There was a lot of emphasis on vPC & FabricPath configuration and troubleshooting which will be the focus of any interview. There were also several "show" commands that I never encountered in my CCIE Data Center studies. I would recommend this course to anyone, whether they have studied Nexus previously or not. If you have access to Nexus physical or virtual devices, the course will be even that much more valuable. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

Tim Pastick - Love it have been working on Nexus switches for 6 months now in a production environment and never had one show me so much useful information behind the scenes. Normally just adding port-profiles etc.

Darby Weaver -  Excellent Review Course. Clear Essentials. Much needed. Thanks Darby Weaver The Cisco Network Architect

Devinder Sharma - Excellent course at great price. The OS version used is bit old based on what is best available to him ,and instructor can add a slide lecture, without actual configuration tutorial, highlighting the new features in versions 7 and 8 as well as mention newer platforms like 7700 and 9000 and new line cards. Overall great product.

If you have any issues or questions, send it to me or ask in course forum. I will jump to assist you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who have experience of Cisco Switches and Routers should go for this Cisco Nexus NX-OS Lab course
  • Network students who are aspiring to work in Datacenter Networks should apply for this.
  • Students should have uderstanding on IOS, STP, Port channels, OSI Model, Subnetting can apply for this
Curriculum For This Course
83 Lectures
10:21:47
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Unique Things about Nexus- Labs
14 Lectures 01:36:39

Learn How you can use the features of Network Devices. What is Featureset? How we can verify and check the License? How can we Install License File?

Learn How can we find out the Unique Host File?

Preview 11:39


Learn How to Install License, Back up the single License File, Backing up installed License Files, Extracting the Backup files. How to update the License without deleting it.

Learn How to order License for your Unique Host-ID.

Licensing In Detail- Lab
14:15

REVIEW - Licensing in Detail
01:33

Learn how to enable or disable SSH / Telnet, How to change SSH Key ( Trick). How to configure Username and Passwords using SSH Key?

Interface Numbering, SSH Keys, User-Accounts - Lab
17:57

REVIEW - Interface Numbering, SSH Keys, User-Accounts
02:15

Lean how many Software Files do we need to install NX-OS? What is EPLD file?

Know what has changed in the way we used to save the configuration earlier in IOS?

Know what are the Default STP Modes?

NX-OS Software, STP Modes, Saving Configuration
09:04

REVIEW - NX-OS Images, STP Modes, Saving Configuration
01:09

See how we can reload a Nexus Switch especially 5548 series. You will hardly get to see such reload process of a Datacenter Switch

Preview 17:40

REVIEW - Reloading Nexus 5K and Initial Setup
01:20

One of the interesting features of Nexus devices is Port Profiling. A Must watch

Port Profiles in NXOS
07:33

REVIEW - Port Profiles in NX-OS
01:31

Service with which you can sync your configuration between the devices. 

Cisco Fabric Services ( CFS)
08:09

REVIEW - CFS ( Cisco Fabric Services)
01:11
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Virtual Device Context- Labs
12 Lectures 01:19:24

Learn what is VDC? Understand why do we use it? See how can we create VDCs and How many can be created?

How can we switch between the VDCs without using Telnet and SSH?

How can we allocate Interfaces to VDCs?

What do we need to make sure before moving Ports to VDCs?


VDC ( Virtual Device Context) Part 1 - A
09:15

REVIEW- VDC Part 1
01:44

Learn what is VDC? Understand why do we use it? See how can we create VDCs and How many can be created?

How can we switch between the VDCs without using Telnet and SSH?

How can we allocate Interfaces to VDCs?

What do we need to make sure before moving Ports to VDCs?

VDC( Virtual Device Context) Part 1 - B
12:29

REVIEW- VDC Part 2
01:08

Learn How to create VDCs, Purpose of Mgmt0 Interface. See how can we restrict resources for non-default VDCs

VDC Features + HA Policy - A
16:12

REVIEW - VDC Features + HA Policy- Part 1
01:46

Learn How to create VDCs, Purpose of Mgmt0 Interface. See how can we restrict resources for non-default VDCs

VDC Features + HA Policy - B
07:24

REVIEW - VDC Feature and HA Part 2
01:09

Learn how to change the Naming Convention of VDCs, See how VDCs separate your configurations.

VLAN creation, 802.1q Trunking, VTP Modes Implementation

VDC Combined Name Option, VLAN, 802.1Q Trunking, VTP Part 1
14:37

REVIEW- VDC Combined Name Option – Part 1
01:02

Learn how to change the Naming Convention of VDCs, See how VDCs separate your configurations.

VLAN creation, 802.1q Trunking, VTP Modes Implementation

VDC Combined Name Option, VLAN, 802.1Q Trunking, VTP Part 2
12:08

REVIEW- VDC Combined Name Option – Part 2
00:28
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FEX ( Fabric Extender )- Cisco Nexus 2000 Series LABs
4 Lectures 27:49

See How we can use the new technology for operating an external device as a Line card.

You will learn on how can we configure fex and various techniques

FEX Fabric Extender LAB Part 1
09:52

REVIEW- FEX Lab - Part 1
03:09

Verification commands of Fex, Port channel usage. How does it download the NX-OS? What happens when FEX Fails? See how can we verify if configuration is retained or not

FEX Fabric Extender LAB Part 2
13:20

REVIEW- FEX Lab - Part 2
01:27
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vPC (Virtual Port channel)
16 Lectures 02:15:21

vPC Is a multi chassis port channel and this is the most popular and important feature in nexus devices. You Must know it to be able to work effectively in Nexus Environment.

vPC Introduction- Theory
14:51

REVIEW- vPC Introduction
01:44

vPC Peerkeepalive is a Layer 3 link and heartbeat. See how keepalive can be configured after creating vPC domain.

Preview 08:21

REVIEW - vPC PeerKeepAlive and PeerLink Information
01:22

This Lab will explain you how you can configure vPC. You will learn How to configure vPC Domain, Peer Keepalive, Peer Link and How to assign Ports in vPC

vPC Configuration Lab( 7000 Series)
21:12

REVIEW - VPC Configuration Lab
02:35

You will get in to scenarios where you need to have multiple vPC configured in your DataCenter. It is bit complex.

Multiple vPC Configuration Lab( 7000 Series)
18:52

REVIEW- Multiple VPC Configuration
02:43

FEX devices act as a Line card. In this lab- you will learn How to configure vPC when FEX devices are involved.

vPC between 5K and 2K devices LAB
18:45

REVIEW of VPC between 5K and FEX
01:33

One more Lab where you will configure vPC between 5k and 2k i.e. FEX

vPC between 5k and 2k LAB - Case 2
23:13

REVIEW of VPC between 5K and FEX- CASE 2
01:33

You will often get in  to scenarios when one of the Link goes down. Here the case is when L3 link i.e. Peer Keepalive goes down.

Case Study- when vPC Peer Keep Alive Goes DOWN- LAB
07:19

REVIEW- Case study what happens when VPC Peer KeepAlive goes DOWN
00:22

What happens when vPC Peer Link i.e. Layer 2 connection goes down? Will it switch from Primary to Secondary? Play this video

Case Study- when vPC Peer Link goes DOWN- LAB
10:16

REVIEW- Case study when VPC Peer-Link Goes DOWN
00:37
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Fabric Path in Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000
18 Lectures 02:03:31

Learn Why Fabric Path is used, How it is different from spanning tree protocol and what are the hardware limitations

Fabric Path overview
16:13

REVIEW - FabricPath Overview
02:09

Traditional MAC Learning
08:08

REVIEW- Traditional MAC Learning
01:24

Conversational MAC Learning in Fabric Path
12:06

REVIEW- Conversational MAC Learning in Fabric Path
04:01

Initial Configuration of FabricPath
10:22


Switch ID Config and Verification of FabricPath
12:18

REVIEW - Switch ID Configuration and Verification of FabricPath
01:06

Fabric Path Database
11:13

REVIEW of FabricPath Database
01:29

vPC+ is one of the very important features in FabricPath environment. It is very much Complex because we have to run vPC and FabricPath together. 

Understanding vPC+ in FabricPath
07:42

REVIEW- Understanding VPC+ in FabricPath
01:20

In  this Lab, we will configure vPC+ on Nexus 5K Switches and see what are the commands we need to run in order to successfully configure vPC+ domain. We will also configure fabricpath on Nexus 7k devices.

vPC+ Configuration Lab in FabricPath
23:43

REVIEW- VPC+ Configuration in FabricPath
01:43

In this, you will know How to verify the vPC+ Connectivity on Nexus 7K and 5K Switches. You will see tremendous amount of information pertaining to vPC+. 

Verifying vPC+ Connectivity in FabricPath
06:16

REVIEW- Verification of VPC+ in Fabricpath
00:49
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OTV (Overlay Transport Virtualization)
1 Lecture 20:32
OTV Introduction
20:32
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Setting Checkpoints and Rollback Config Nexus
4 Lectures 20:26

Learn the purpose of checkpoints, How to create it. How many can be created. How can we compare the checkpoints with Running Config

Setting up Checkpoint in Nexus
12:03

REVIEW- Setting up checkpoint in Nexus
00:55

Understand How to RollBack your configuration- Learn the way to Compare Checkpoints

RollBack of Configuration
07:09

REVIEW of Rollback Configuration in Nexus
00:18
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Private VLAN Configuration In Nexus Devices
2 Lectures 22:08

Learn the way to restrict Broadcast and Increase the Security with a VLAN.

You will see all kind of secondary vlans which we can create on Nexus Devices.

PVLAN Configuration on Cisco Nexus Switches Part A
11:06

Learn the way to restrict Broadcast and Increase the Security with a VLAN.

You will see all kind of secondary vlans which we can create on Nexus Devices.

PVLAN Configuration on Cisco Nexus Switches Part B
11:02
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Spanning Tree on NX-OS
3 Lectures 30:29

RPVST+ and MST are the two spanning tree protocols which are usable in Nexus Devices. In this Video you will learn the configuration of RPVST+ 

Rapid PVST+ Introduction and Configuration
15:37

Learn How to verify RPVST+ Configuration which you setup on nexus device.

Verifying RPVST+ Configuration
06:51

Sometime, it becomes necessary to alter or modify  the default timers. Watch this Lecture on how to do it.

Altering Timers in Spanning Tree
08:01
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FHRP (First Hop Redundancy Protocols)
5 Lectures 48:59

HSRP can also be configured in Nexus environment. It is very simple but little different than we configure it on other Switch configuration.

HSRP in Nexus Environment
15:42

You can also use authentication to secure HSRP communication between the Nexus Devices.

Securing HSRP
05:28

Support of Secondary IP is also available in HSRP and VRRP. It is useful to know on when and how it can be configured.

Secondary IP Support in HSRP and VRRP
07:23

VRRP is an open standard FHRP protocol. It is almost similar to HSRP. Only few differences and commands are almost same but you must know the details such as Multicast IPs and port numbers.

VRRP Configuration
08:30

It is the last protocol of FHRP series. It has concept of AVF and AVG . Watch this Video to understand it's configuration.

GLBP Configuration in Nexus
11:56
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About the Instructor
Ashish R
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