NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching : Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus SwitchingNext-Generation Data Center ArchitecturesThe complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in enterprise environmentsKevin Corbin, CCIE (R) No. 11577Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 Cisco (R) Nexus switches and the new NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming the new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking. NX-OS builds on Cisco IOS to provide advanced features that will be increasingly crucial to efficient data center operations. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching is the definitive guide to utilizing these powerful new capabilities in enterprise environments. In this book, three Cisco consultants cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the data center. They review the key NX-OS enhancements for high availability, virtualization, In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), and security. In this book, you will discover support and configuration best practices for working with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and networks, implementing multicasting, maximizing serviceability, providing consistent network and storage services, and much more. The authors present multiple command-line interface (CLI) commands, screen captures, realistic configurations, and troubleshooting tips-all based on their extensive experience working with customers who have successfully deployed Nexus switches in their data centers. Kevin Corbin, CCIE (R) No. 11577, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco, specializing in data center technologies. Kevin works with enterprise customers to help them develop their next-generation data center architectures. Kevin has more than 14 years of server and networking experiencing including routing, switching, security, and content networking. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a Technical Solution Architect for Cisco with 19 years of experience in the industry. His focus is working with enterprise customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures.David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco's U.S. Enterprise Segment, where he works with enterprise customers to address end-to-end data center architectures. David has more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry. Learn how Cisco NX-OS builds on and differs from IOSWork with NX-OS user modes, management interfaces, and system filesConfigure Layer 2 networking: VLANs/private VLANs, STP, virtual port channels, and unidirectional link detectionConfigure Layer 3 EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs)Set up IP multicasting with PIM, IGMP, and MSDPSecure NX-OS with SSH, Cisco TrustSec, ACLs, port security, DHCP snooping, Dynamic ARP inspection, IP Source Guard, keychains, Traffic Storm Control, and moreBuild high availability networks using process modularity and restart, stateful switchover, nonstop forwarding, and in-service software upgradesUtilize NX-OS embedded serviceability, including Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Smart Call Home, Configuration Checkpoint/Rollback, and NetFlowUse the NX-OS Unified Fabric to simplify infrastructure and provide ubiquitous network and storage servicesRun NX-OS on Nexus 1000V server-based software switchesThis book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press (R), which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 185.42 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587058928
  • 9781587058929
  • 601,572

About Kevin Corbin

Kevin Corbin, CCIE No. 11577, is a technology solutions architect with Cisco. In this rolefor three years, Kevin works with Enterprise customers to help them develop their next-generationdata center architectures. Kevin has more than 14 years of server and networking experiencingincluding routing, switching, security, and content networking. Kevin has also heldmultiple certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, HP, Novell, and VMWare. Prior to joiningCisco, Kevin worked for many large enterprises and most recently in a consulting capacity forlarge enterprise customers. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a technical solutionsarchitect for Cisco specializing in data center architectures. He has 19 years of experiencein the industry and has held certifications from Novell, HP, Microsoft, ISC2, SNIA, andCisco. His focus is working with Enterprise customers to address their challenges with comprehensiveend-to-end data center architectures. He lives in Ohio with his wife and three wonderfulchildren and enjoys travel and auto racing. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a technical solutions architect for Data Center for CentralArea. David has more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry. Hehas held multiple certifications from Microsoft, Novell, Checkpoint, and Cisco. His focus isto work with Enterprise customers to address end-to-end data center Enterprise architectures.David has been with Cisco for 12 years and working as a Technical Solutions Architect for 4years and has provided unique experiences helping customers build architectures forEnterprise data centers. David has also been instrumental in developing data center interconnectsolutions to address L2 requirements between multiple data centers to meet applicationclusters and virtualization requirements. David has been presenting data center interconnect atCisco Live for 3 years. David holds a B.S.E. degree in computer science from the University ofMichigan (Go Blue!) and an M.A. degree in adult education from Central Michigan University. About the Technical Reviewers Phil Davis, CCIE No. 2021, is a technical solutions architect with Cisco, specializing in routingand switching and data center technologies. Phil has been with Cisco for more than 10 years andhas more than 17 years of experience in the industry. Phil currently uses his expertise withEnterprise customers designing their data center and multiprotocol network architectures. Philholds multiple certifications, including VMware's VCP, and is often presenting on many oftoday's top technologies. Phil lives near Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and two children. Eric Murray is a network engineer for a large healthcare company. He has more than 15 yearsexperience with designing, implementing, and maintaining Cisco Enterprise networks in thefast-paced healthcare and manufacturing industries. Eric has implemented several Nexus datacenter network designs and migrations and is a subject matter expert in utilizing Nexus 7000,5000, and 2000 series switches. Eric is currently involved with designing, testing, implementing,and providing technical support for a Cisco Unified Communications solution. Eric alsohas extensive experience in multiprotocol WAN and data center LAN environments utilizingCisco switching and routing platforms.show more

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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching Next-Generation Data Center Architectures The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in enterprise environments Kevin Corbin, CCIE(R) No. 11577 Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 Cisco(R) Nexus switches and the new NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming the new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking. NX-OS builds on Cisco IOS to provide advanced features that will be increasingly crucial to efficient data center operations. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching is the definitive guide to utilizing these powerful new capabilities in enterprise environments. In this book, three Cisco consultants cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the data center. They review the key NX-OS enhancements for high availability, virtualization, In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), and security. In this book, you will discover support and configuration best practices for working with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and networks, implementing multicasting, maximizing serviceability, providing consistent network and storage services, and much more. The authors present multiple command-line interface (CLI) commands, screen captures, realistic configurations, and troubleshooting tips-all based on their extensive experience working with customers who have successfully deployed Nexus switches in their data centers. Kevin Corbin, CCIE(R) No. 11577, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco, specializing in data center technologies. Kevin works with enterprise customers to help them develop their next-generation data center architectures. Kevin has more than 14 years of server and networking experiencing including routing, switching, security, and content networking. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), is a Technical Solution Architect for Cisco with 19 years of experience in the industry. His focus is working with enterprise customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco's U.S. Enterprise Segment, where he works with enterprise customers to address end-to-end data center architectures. David has more than 20 years experience in the information technology industry. Learn how Cisco NX-OS builds on and differs from IOS Work with NX-OS user modes, management interfaces, and system files Configure Layer 2 networking: VLANs/private VLANs, STP, virtual port channels, and unidirectional link detection Configure Layer 3 EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) Set up IP multicasting with PIM, IGMP, and MSDP Secure NX-OS with SSH, Cisco TrustSec, ACLs, port security, DHCP snooping, Dynamic ARP inspection, IP Source Guard, keychains, Traffic Storm Control, and more Build high availability networks using process modularity and restart, stateful switchover, nonstop forwarding, and in-service software upgrades Utilize NX-OS embedded serviceability, including Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Smart Call Home, Configuration Checkpoint/Rollback, and NetFlow Use the NX-OS Unified Fabric to simplify infrastructure and provide ubiquitous network and storage services Run NX-OS on Nexus 1000V server-based software switches This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press(R), which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.show more

Table of contents

Foreword xivIntroduction xv Chapter 1 Introduction to Cisco NX-OS 1 NX-OS Overview 1 NX-OS Supported Platforms 3 Cisco NX-OS and Cisco IOS Comparison 3NX-OS User Modes 5 EXEC Command Mode 6 Global Configuration Command Mode 6 Interface Configuration Command Mode 7Management Interfaces 8 Controller Processor (Supervisor Module) 8 Connectivity Management Processor (CMP) 9 Telnet 11 SSH 12 XML 14 SNMP 14 DCNM 19Managing System Files 20 File Systems 21 Configuration Files: Configuration Rollback 25 Operating System Files 27Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs) 28 VDC Configuration 29Troubleshooting 33 show Commands 33 debug Commands 34Topology 34Further Reading 35 Chapter 2 Layer 2 Support and Configurations 37 Layer 2 Overview 37 Store-and-Forward Switching 38 Cut-Through Switching 38 Fabric Extension via the Nexus 2000 38 Configuring Nexus 2000 Using Static Pinning 39 Nexus 2000 Static Pinning Verification 41 Configuring Nexus 2000 Using Port-Channels 45 Nexus 2000 Static Pinning Verification 46 L2 Forwarding Verification 48 Layer 2 Forwarding on a Nexus 7000 48VLANs 50 Configuring VLANs 50 VLAN Trunking Protocol 51 Assigning VLAN Membership 52 Verifying VLAN Configuration 53Private VLANs 54 Configuring PVLANs 55 Verifying PVLAN Configuration 58Spanning Tree Protocol 59 Rapid-PVST+ Configuration 60 MST Configuration 65 Additional Spanning-Tree Configuration 69 Spanning-Tree Toolkit 72 Spanning-Tree Port Types 77 Configuring Layer 2 Interfaces 78 Virtualization Hosts 78Virtual Port Channels 87 VPC Peer-Gateway 94Unidirectional Link Detection 94Summary 96 Chapter 3 Layer 3 Support and Configurations 97 EIGRP 97 EIGRP Operation 98 Configuring EIGRP 99 EIGRP Summarization 103 EIGRP Stub Routing 106 Securing EIGRP 107 EIGRP Redistribution 109OSPF 114 OSPFv2 Configuration 114 OSPF Summarization 120 OSPF Stub Routing 123 Securing OSPF 127 OSPF Redistribution 129BGP 137 BGP Configuration 137 BGP Neighbors 141 Securing BGP 144 BGP Peer Templates 146 Advertising BGP Networks 148 Modifying BGP Routing Metrics 150 Verifying BGP-Specific Configuration 151First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP) 152 HSRP 152 VRRP 158 GLBP 163Summary 170 Chapter 4 IP Multicast Configuration 171 Multicast Operation 171 Multicast Distribution Trees 172 Reverse Path Forwarding 174 Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) 174 RPs 176PIM Configuration on Nexus 7000 177 Configuring Static RPs 180 Configuring BSRs 182 Configuring Auto-RP 184 Configuring Anycast-RP 186 Configuring SSM and Static RPF 188IGMP Operation 189IGMP Configuration on Nexus 7000 190IGMP Configuration on Nexus 5000 194IGMP Configuration on Nexus 1000V 195MSDP Configuration on Nexus 7000 197Summary 199 Chapter 5 Security 201 Configuring RADIUS 202 RADIUS Configuration Distribution 205Configuring TACACS+ 211 Enabling TACACS+ 212Configuring SSH 221Configuring Cisco TrustSec 224 Layer 2 Solutions Between Data Centers 231Configuring IP ACLs 232Configuring MAC ACLs 234Configuring VLAN ACLs 236Configuring Port Security 237 Security Violations and Actions 240Configuring DHCP Snooping 242Configuring Dynamic ARP Inspection 246 Dynamic ARP Inspection Trust State 247Configuring IP Source Guard 250Configuring Keychain Management 252Configuring Traffic Storm Control 253Configuring Unicast RPF 255Configuring Control Plane Policing 257Configuring Rate Limits 266SNMPv3 271Summary 278 Chapter 6 High Availability 279 Physical Redundancy 279 Redundant Power Supplies 280 Redundant Cooling System 282 Redundant Supervisors 285 Redundant Ethernet Out-of-Band (EOBC) 286 Redundant Fabric Modules 286Generic Online Diagnostics 287 Bootup Diagnostics 288 Runtime Diagnostics 289 On-Demand Diagnostics 294NX-OS High-Availability Architecture 295Process Modularity 295Process Restart 297Stateful Switchover 297Nonstop Forwarding 299In-Service Software Upgrades 299Summary 309 Chapter 7 Embedded Serviceability Features 311 SPAN 311 SPAN on Nexus 7000 312 Configuring SPAN on Nexus 7000 313 SPAN on Nexus 5000 318 Configuring SPAN on Nexus 5000 319 SPAN on Nexus 1000V 323 Configuring SPAN on Nexus 1000V 324ERSPAN on Nexus 1000V 326Embedded Analyzer 331Smart Call Home 342 Smart Call Home Configuration 347Configuration Checkpoint and Rollback 350 Checkpoint Creation and Rollback 351NetFlow 353 Configuring NetFlow on Nexus 7000 354 Configuring NetFlow on Nexus 1000V 357Summary 360 Chapter 8 Unified Fabric 361 Unified Fabric Overview 361Enabling Technologies 362 10-Gigabit Ethernet 362 Fibre Channel over Ethernet 364Nexus 5000 Unified Fabric Configuration 364N-Port Virtualization (NPV) 367 N-Port Identification Virtualization 368FCoE Configuration 369Summary 373 Chapter 9 Nexus 1000V 375 Hypervisor and vSphere Introduction 375Nexus 1000V System Overview 376Nexus 1000V Switching Overview 379 Nexus 1000V Manual Installation 382Nexus 1000V VSM Installation 382 Nexus 1000V GUI Installation 399 Creating the Uplink Profile 405 Adding the VEM to a ESX vSphere 4 Host 406 Enabling the Telnet Server Process 414 Changing the VSM Hostname 414 Layer 3 Control 414 VSM High Availability: Adding a Secondary VSM 421Nexus 1000V Port Profiles 429Summary 439 Index 440show more

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