Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX)

Course Description

Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX)

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus Series Switch platforms using Cisco NX-OS to support highly available, secure, scalable virtualized data centers.  Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy Cisco NX-OS software features including networking, virtualization, security, storage services, system management and monitoring. 

For technical overview the Cisco Nexus Switches, you may consider taking Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 along with this course.

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) course is also available as part of our Cisco Data Center Passport, which helps individuals and teams master the operation, architecture, and security of complex data center networks.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus devices routing and forwarding
  • Decribe OTV
  • Describe and configure VXLAN
  • Describe Locator/D separation protocol
  • Describe the key features of Cisco Nexus devices
  • Describe Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Describe QoS on Cisco Nexus devices
  • Understand Cisco Nexus storage services
  • Configure device alliances and zoning
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configuring NPIV and NPV Modes
  • Describe NX-API and network orchestration solutions and program Cisco NX-OS with Python
  • Explain system management, monitoring, and troubleshooting processes
  • Explain the troubleshooting processes


  • Familiarity with Cisco data center technologies
  • Understand networking protocols, routing, and switching

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
  • Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)


  1. Configure OSPF
  2. Configure Cisco OTV
  3. Configure VXLAN
  4. Configure Cisco Nexus Security Features
  5. Configure Basic Fibre Channel Features
  6. Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  7. Configure FCoE
  8. Configure NPV
  9. Manage Switch over Cisco NX-API
  10. Program a Switch with Python
  11. Configure System Management and Monitoring
  12. Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell

Course Information

Length: 3 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Geography & Location
Aug 04, 2021 - 3 day(s)
Aug 04, 2021
Remote/Sydney Time Zone
APAC, Remote/Sydney Time Zone
$2995 USD
$2995 USD, 30 CLC
Aug 25, 2021 - 3 day(s)
Aug 25, 2021
Remote/UK Time Zone
EMEA, Remote/UK Time Zone
$2995 USD
$2995 USD, 30 CLC

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