NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLessons

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Lesson 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to NX-OS, Downloadable Version

This unit has lessons that cover the history of NX-OS, platform support, command-line interface, file systems, VDCs, VDCs with advanced topics, and troubleshooting commands.

Duration: 00:50:11  File Size: 93 MB


Lesson 2

Lesson 2: Layer 2 Support and Configuration, Downloadable Version

The lessons in this unit cover Layer 2 functionality within NX-OS. This includes spanning tree, advanced spanning tree, port channels, virtual port channel, and FabricPath.

Duration: 02:04:16  File Size: 284 MB


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NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLessons

11+ Hours of video instruction

More than 11 hours of video instruction on NX-OS technologies and configuration, including Layer 2 and Layer 3, Multicast, Security, LISP, MPLS, United Fabric and more.


NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of NX-OS technologies across five product families. The video lessons guide the viewer from an introduction to the product families and operating system, through Layer 2 and 3 capabilities, before delving into multicast and security. Next, the lessons examine high availability, unique embedded serviceability features, Unified Fabric, and the Nexus 1000v. The final lessons cover QoS, Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and Locator ID Separator Protocol (LISP).

NX-OS Configuration Fundamentals LiveLessons contains 13 individual video lessons, divided into 94 sub-lessons, for a total of nearly 12 hours of instruction. The videos consist of audio instruction, animations, and video screencasts. Each video lab presents detailed objectives, lab diagrams, and video captures. Audio instruction throughout offers detailed explanations, tips, and configuration verifications.

The 13 video lessons cover the following topics:
--Lesson 1: Introduction to NX-OS
--Lesson 2: Layer 2 Support and Configuration
--Lesson 3: Layer 3 Support and Configuration
--Lesson 4: NX-OS Multicast
--Lesson 5: NX-OS Security
--Lesson 6: High Availability
--Lesson 7: Embedded Services
--Lesson 8: Unified Fabric
--Lesson 9: Nexus 1000v
--Lesson 10: Quality of Service (QoS)
--Lesson 11: Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
--Lesson 12: Layer 3 Virtualization and MPLS
--Lesson 13: Locator ID Separator Protocol (LISP)

Skill Level
* Intermediate

What You Will Learn
--Layer 2 and Layer 3 Support and Configuration
--NX-OS Multicase
--NX-OS Security
--High Availability
--Embedded Services
--United Fabric
--Nexus 1000v
--Quality of Service
--Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
--Layer 3 Virtualization and MPLS
--Locator ID Separator Protocol (LISP)

Who Should Take This Course
Primary audience: The target audience for this book is the network engineer or operator.  

Secondary audience: Help desk analysts or network administrators as well as data center certification candidates. The students should be intermediate to expert level.

Course Requirements
These LiveLessons assume common knowledge of Cisco IOS and network switching and routing theory. The typical student should have at least a CCNP certification and should be responsible for configuration and day-to-day operations of enterprise-level data center switches. The student could also be responsible for planning the interconnect strategy for data center devices.
Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Introduction to NX-OS
Lesson 1.1: NX-OS Overview
Lesson 1.2: NX-OS Command Line and Management
Lesson 1.3: NX-OS File Systems
Lesson 1.4: Nexus Product Updates
Lesson 1.5: Virtual Device Context (VDC) Fundamentals
Lesson 1.6: VDC Advanced Topics
Lesson 1.7: Troubleshooting Commands

Lesson 2: Layer 2 Support and Configuration
Lesson 2.1: Layer 2 Basics
Lesson 2.2: Spanning Tree
Lesson 2.3: Port Profiles
Lesson 2.4: Port Channels
Lesson 2.5: Virtual Port Channel (vPC) Basics
Lesson 2.6: Configuring vPC
Lesson 2.7: Advanced vPC
Lesson 2.8: vPC Failure Scenarios
Lesson 2.9: FabricPath Control Plane
Lesson 2.10: FabricPath Data Plane
Lesson 2.11: FabricPath Forwarding
Lesson 2.12: FabricPath Host Connectivity and Routing
Lesson 2.13: FabricPath Configuration and Troubleshooting
Lesson 2.14: Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) Introduction

Lesson 3: Layer 3 Support and Configuration
Lesson 3.1: EIGRP Configuration
Lesson 3.2: EIGRP Verification and Troubleshooting
Lesson 3.3: OSPF Configuration
Lesson 3.4: OSPF Verification and Troubleshooting
Lesson 3.5: IS-IS Configuration
Lesson 3.6: IS-IS Verification and Troubleshooting
Lesson 3.7: Basic BGP Configuration
Lesson 3.8: BGP Verification
Lesson 3.9: First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs)
Lesson 3.10: Redistribution and Policy-Based Routing

Lesson 4: NX-OS Multicast
Lesson 4.1: Multicast Basics
Lesson 4.2: Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
Lesson 4.3: Basic Multicast Configuration
Lesson 4.4: Rendezvous Point (RP) Redundancy
Lesson 4.5: Advanced Multicast Configuration
Lesson 4.6: Control Plane Policing (CoPP) and Multicast

Lesson 5: NX-OS Security
Lesson 5.1: NX-OS Security Basics
Lesson 5.2: Access Control List (ACL) Basics
Lesson 5.3: Advanced ACLs
Lesson 5.4: NX-OS Data Center Encryption 802.1ae MacSec
Lesson 5.5: Storm Control
Lesson 5.6: Control Plane Policing (CoPP)

Lesson 6: High Availability
Lesson 6.1: Nexus Hardware Basics
Lesson 6.2: Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD)
Lesson 6.3: NX-OS High Availability Architecture and Features
Lesson 6.4: NX-OS Software Upgrades — Cold Upgrade
Lesson 6.5: NX-OS Software Upgrades — ISSU

Lesson 7: Embedded Services
Lesson 7.1: SPAN in NX-OS
Lesson 7.2: ERSPAN in NX-OS
Lesson 7.3: Embedded Analyzer
Lesson 7.4: Smart Call Home
Lesson 7.5: Checkpoint Configuration and Rollback
Lesson 7.6: NetFlow
Lesson 7.7: Network Time Protocol

Lesson 8: Unified Fabric
Lesson 8.1: Unified Fabric Basics
Lesson 8.2: FCoE Basics
Lesson 8.3: N Port Virtualization
Lesson 8.4: Unified Fabric Configuration - Single Hop
Lesson 8.5: Unified Fabric Configuration - Multihop

Lesson 9: Nexus 1000v
Lesson 9.1: Nexus 1000v Basics
Lesson 9.2: Nexus 1000v Multi-Hypervisor Integration
Lesson 9.3: Nexus 1000v Stretched Deployment Guidelines
Lesson 9.4: Nexus 1000v and VXLAN
Lesson 9.5: Nexus 1000v and CTS
Lesson 9.6: Nexus 1000v VSM and VEM Security
Lesson 9.7: Nexus 1000v Storm Control

Lesson 10: Quality of Service (QoS)
Lesson 10.1: Quality of Service Fundamentals
Lesson 10.2: QoS in NX-OS
Lesson 10.3: QoS on Nexus 7000
Lesson 10.4: QoS on Nexus 5000
Lesson 10.5: QoS on Nexus 1000v

Lesson 11: Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Lesson 11.1: OTV Basics
Lesson 11.2: OTV Network Requirements and Options
Lesson 11.3: OTV Multi-homing and Failure Isolation
Lesson 11.4: First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) Localization and OTV
Lesson 11.5: OTV Traffic Depolarization
Lesson 11.6: OTV VLAN Translation
Lesson 11.7: OTV Broadcast Control
Lesson 11.8: OTV Integration with Fabrics
Lesson 11.9: OTV and LISP Integration Whiteboard Session

Lesson 12: Layer 3 Virtualization and MPLS
Lesson 12.1: Virtual Routing and Forwarding
Lesson 12.2: Route Import/Export
Lesson 12.3: MPLS Basics
Lesson 12.4: Detailed MPLS Topics
Lesson 12.5: MPLS Layer 2 VPNs
Lesson 12.6: MPLS Layer 2 VPN Configuration

Lesson 13: Locator ID Separator Protocol (LISP)
Lesson 13.1: LISP Basics
Lesson 13.2: LISP Roles and Operations
Lesson 13.3: IP Mobility/Host Mobility with Extended Subnets
Lesson 13.4: IP Mobility Without Extended Subnets
Lesson 13.5: LISP Multihop and Host Mobility
Lesson 13.6: LISP Multihop Mobility
Lesson 13.7: LISP Best Practices

1.  Introduction to NX-OS
This unit has lessons that cover the history of NX-OS, platform support, command-line interface, file systems, VDCs, VDCs with advanced topics, and troubleshooting commands.

2. Layer 2 Support and Configuration
The lessons in this unit cover Layer 2 functionality within NX-OS. This includes spanning tree, advanced spanning tree, port channels, virtual port channel, and FabricPath.

3. Layer 3 Support and Configuration
Unit 3 covers Layer 3 topics including routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, ISIS, and FHRP.

4. NX-OS Multicast
This unit covers multicast-related topics including PIM, IGMP, RP redundancy, and advanced multicast configurations.

5. NX-OS Security
This unit provides an overview of NX-OS security basics, basic and advanced access control lists (ACL), Data Center Encryption 802.1ae MacSec, traffic storm control, and Control Plane Policing (CoPP).

6. High Availability
This unit discusses NX-OS high availability architecture, software high availability, ISSU, and GOLD.

7. Embedded Services
This unit discusses embedded services features, such as SPAN, ERSPAN, the embedded analyzer, Smart Call Home, checkpoint configuration and rollback, NetFlow, and NTP.

8. Unified Fabric
This unit covers Cisco Unified Fabric including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) basics, N Port Virtualization (NPV), and both single hop and multihop FCoE configurations.

9. Nexus 1000v
This unit covers Nexus 1000v fundamentals as well as multi-hypervisor integration, stretched deployment guidelines, VXLAN, CTS, VSM and VEM Security, and storm control.

10. Quality of Service (QoS)
This unit discusses QoS fundamentals as well as QoS implementation on the Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, and Nexus 1000v.

11. Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
This unit begins with a basic overview of OTV, before moving on to coverage of network requirements and options, multihoming and failure isolation, FHRP localization, traffic depolarization, VLAN translation, and integration with LISP as well as next-generation fabrics.

12. Layer 3 Virtualization and MPLS
This unit covers Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) functionality, route import/export, basic and advanced MPLS topics, and MPLS Layer 2 VPNs.

13. Locator ID Separator Protocol (LISP)
This until begins with a basic overview of LISP as well as its roles and operations, and then covers various aspects of mobility before concluding with some LISP best practices.

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