Cisco NX-OS for IOS for Administrators (DCNXA)

 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

The Cisco NX-OS for IOS Administrators (DCNXA) v2.0 is a five-day instructor-led course designed for network administrators who are migrating from a traditional Cisco IOS environment to routing and switching platforms that use the Nexus Operating System (NX-OS). This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install and manage Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000, 2000 and 1000v series switches. This course will also cover important troubleshooting procedures for these platforms as well.


Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Nov 08  - Nov 12, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Dec 13  - Dec 17, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
5 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Course Objectives

  • Describe the differences between the Cisco IOS and NX-OS operating systems.
  • Describe the features and functionality of the Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe how the Cisco NX-OS is used for functionality specific to different Cisco Nexus switching platforms, such as the 9000, 7000-series, 5000-series, 2000 series and 1000-series switches.
  • Understand basic and advanced configurations of the Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000-series, 5000-series, 2000 series and 1000-series switches using the NX-OS.
  • Understand troubleshooting techniques using the NX-OS.


1 - The Cisco Nexus platform and NX-OS
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus Products
  • Nexus 7000 and 7700 Features at a high level
  • Nexus 5000 and 2000 Fex at a high level
  • Nexus 9000 Features at a high level
  • The NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Architecture, Key Features, and Capabilities
2 - Configuring Layer 2 Features using the NX-OS
  • Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs) in the Nexus 7000 Switches
  • Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features
  • Configuring Nexus Fabric Extenders (FEX)
  • Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels (VPCs)
  • FabricPath
3 - Fiber Channel and FCoE
  • Understanding the Fiber Channel protocol
  • Configuring FCoE
  • Configuring SAN Switching Features
4 - Layer 3 Features using the NX-OS
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Contexts
  • Static Routing
  • OSPF
  • BGP
  • IS-IS
  • Unicast RIB and FIB
  • Route Policy Manager
  • Policy-Based Routing (PBR)
  • First Hop Redundancy Protocols (HSRP/VRRP/GLBP)
  • Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
5 - VXLAN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • VXLAN Overview
  • Use of VTEPs
  • VXLAN Routing


CCNA Switching and Routing knowledge level. CCNP level preferred.

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