Managing LAN Infrastructure with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNML)

Course Description

Managing LAN Infrastructure with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNML v1.0) will enable a student to implement a spine-and-leaf network fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager with VXLAN, EVPN, and BGP.

Course Information

Length: 3 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 12


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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the components and functionality of DCNM
  • Describe the software define network protocols of VXLAN, eVPN and BGP
  • Deploy a DCNM environment in high-availability environment
  • Operate the DCNM discovery process to acquire management of all devices
  • List high lever navigation features of DCNM and utilize the DCNM GUI to optimize data center topologies
  • Manage and monitor data center LAN fabric from DCNM.
  • Program RESTful APIs native to DCNM to perform any network management task
  • Troubleshoot and monitor the network using DCNM troubleshooting tools
  • Describe the benefits of DCNM Network Insights

  • Understanding of Cisco routing and switching in a data center
  • CCNA certification recommended
  • Fundamentals of network management


  1. Access the Lab Devices
  2. Explore and Test DCNM Lab Topology
  3. Configure NX-OS VXLAN with BGP Control Plane Using CLI
  4. Configure and Execute DCNM POAP
  5. Managing the Network Using DCNM
  6. Managing the Data Center Using DCNM Templates
  7. Troubleshooting VXLAN with DCNM

Who Should Attend

Datacenter Network Engineers and Administrators, Datacenter Technical Managers