Implementing and Configuring the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Switches

This course is delivered in partnership between Global Knowledge and Firefly Education. This partnership has enabled the Cisco market to conduct training on the latest technology addressing business relevant issues and is constantly invested in, to keep the materials up to date of any changes that happen. In this 3-day course, you will learn how to implement access layer infrastructures, using next-generation Cisco Nexus 5000 and 6000 Series Switches and Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders and their use cases. This course provides a technical overview with focus on the Nexus 5000 and 6000 platform features, design guidelines, deployment, and operations, including Fibre Channel over Ethernet, Layer 2, Layer3, QoS, management, and security. You will explore the features of NX-OS up to release 6.0(2N2.1) of the Nexus platform by performing hands-on labs using real Nexus 5500 and Nexus 2000 labs. Labs include basic FCoE configuration, NPV mode deployment, FEX and Virtual PortChannel configuration, security features, and monitoring, configuring Cisco Adapter-FEX and FabricPath.

Course Content/Exam(s)
Course Code Description Exam Code Duration
ICNX5-6K  Implementing-and-Configuring-the-Cisco-Nexus-5000-and-6000-Switches-ICNX5-6K.pdf No exam is currently aligned to this course. 3 Days
Course Benefits
  • Identify the architecture, features, and benefits provided by Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches and how these differ from the Nexus 3000 Series in the most common user situations
  • Describe in detail the Cisco Nexus 6000 Switch architecture and data forwarding Identify the benefits and features provided by the different models of the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in the most common user situations, and explain how the switch works to provide these benefits
  • Describe Fibre Channel networks, frames, flow control, and the various protocols used with Fibre Channel, and identify the standard fabric services and their well-known addresses
  • Describe how FCoE operates within SAN and LAN environments, identify the hardware components of an FCoE implementation, and explain the options available
  • Identify the configuration options provided on Cisco Nexus 6000 and 5000 Switches and explain how to provision, move, add, and change Fibre Channel and Ethernet ports
  • Describe the technology benefits and challenges of 40G and 100G Ethernet in the data center
  • Discuss the Nexus 6000 and 5000 enhanced networking features
  • Describe the key management features of Cisco NX-OS on the Cisco Nexus 6000 and 5000 and upgrading / downgrading system software
  • Describe how to manage and configure QoS in the network, using the Cisco Nexus 6000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Describe network design and switch configuration options for reducing network threats and preventing unauthorized changes in configuration
  • Explain how to use FCoE and Ethernet features and management tools for identifying switch and network problems

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