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DCNX5K - Configuring Cisco Nexus 5000 Switches v3.1

  • Tuition USD $3,795 GSA  $3,250.13
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code 3802
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom
This course includes Cisco Training Exclusives

In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in the LAN, SAN, and unified fabric environments.

During the course of instruction, you will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as Fibre Channel, QoS and FCoE, but will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order to successfully to complete the class.

Skills Gained

  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches product family
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender product family
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch system architecture
  • Architecture, features, and usage of the Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software
  • Configure network features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for LAN operation
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders for operation with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Components of the Fibre Channel Protocol, the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol, and IEEE Data
  • Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet Enhancements
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches to support the FCoE protocol
  • Configure Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches for connection to the SAN
  • Secure the operation of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Configure system management features on Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • High availability and In Service Software Update (ISSU) features of Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

Who Can Benefit

  • Systems and field engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders
  • Data center engineers and managers
  • Program managers
  • Project managers


  • Solid understanding of networking protocols
  • Knowledge of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • CCNA certification is recommended but not required

Course Details

Lab 1: Accessing the NterOne Lab Devices

Lab 2: Initial Switch Configuration

Lab 3: Configuring User Management

Lab 4: Installing Cisco Prime DCNM

Lab 5: Graphical Management Tools

Lab 6: Configuring System Management

Lab 7: Upgrading the Cisco NX-OS Software with ISSU

Lab 8: Using Troubleshooting Tools

Lab 9: Configuring Layer 2 Switching Features

Lab 10: Connecting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

Lab 11: Configuring FEX Active-Active VPC and EVPC

Lab 12: Configuring a Host Virtual Port Channel

Lab 13: Configuring Quality of Service

Lab 14: Configuring FabricPath

Lab 15: Configuring FCoE

Lab 16: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

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Lab 14: Configuring FabricPath

Lab 15: Configuring FCoE

Lab 16: Configuring Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

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ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

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Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

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We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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