Implementing The Cisco Nexus 1000 (DCNX1K)

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​Implementing the Cisco Nexus 1000V (DCNX1K) is a three-day instructor-led course that teaches how to implement and troubleshoot the Nexus 1000V switch for VMware. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 1000V switches. Through hands-on labs, you will explore the design options and features of Cisco NX-OS Software and the Cisco Nexus 1000V platform, gaining an understanding of realistic day-to-day operations of these products. You will leave with a complete, comprehensive approach to the design and implementation of today's data center.

Intended Audience

​Network Designers, Network Administrators, Network Engineers, and Managers. It is also for systems and consulting systems engineers, server administrators, and Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement Cisco Nexus 1000V switches.

At Completion

  • Position the VMware networking solution
  • Position the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch in the VMware infrastructure, install the Virtual Supervisor and Virtual Ethernet Modules, and establish an SVS connection to the vCenter Server
  • Configure the key features of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch and understand how these features are used in the data center virtual infrastructure design
  • Identify which management features should be implemented on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch and how to configure the features selected
  • Identify which tools can be used when troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch issues and how to troubleshoot key features


  • CCNA
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment with recommended VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage course or equivalent

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Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: VMware Networking Overview
  • Topic 1A: Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
  • Topic 1B: Networking in the VMware Infrastructure
  • Topic 1C: Configuring VMware Switching
  • Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Installation
  • Topic 2A: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1000V Product
  • Topic 2B: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 1010 Virtual Services Appliance and Virtual Service Blades
  • Lesson 3: Cisco Nexus 1000V Feature Configuration
  • Topic 3A: Configuring Port Profiles
  • Topic 3B: Configuring Security Features
  • Topic 3C: Configuring Quality of Service
  • Lesson 4: Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch Management
  • Topic 4A: Configuring Management Features
  • Topic 4B: Configuring System Management Features
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch
  • Topic 5A: Using Basic Troubleshooting Tools
  • Topic 5B: Troubleshooting Modules
  • Topic 5C: Troubleshooting Ports and Port Profiles



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