Cisco Nexus 5000/2000 in Data Center

Code: DC-N51Technology: DatacentreVendor: ALEFDifficulty: Advanced


This course is for technical professionals who have responsibilities installing, configuring, and operating Cisco Nexus 5000/5500 and Nexus 2000 in data center environment. Upon completion of this course, you should be able:

  • to understand of Nexus 5000/5500 and Nexus 2000 hardware and architecture
  • to describe and understand the basic architecture of NX-OS
  • to understand the concept FEXes (Fabric Extender) and configure them
  • to understand and configure Fabricpath

The training consists of theory and practical configuration of main topics.

Duration in days:



Basic Internetworking knowledge, OSI model, TCP/IP protocol, Ethernet and configuration of Cisco routers covered in ICND1, ICND2. Knowledge of Cisco switches configuration, VLAN, IEEE 802.1w, inter VLAN routing covered in SWITCH or A2 and RS1 courses.


  • Cisco Nexus Family overview
  • Datacenter Design
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series HW overview and architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 5000/5500 Series HW overview
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series System Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Series System Architecture
  • Cisco Nexus 5000/2000 Traffic Forwarding
  • Licensing Cisco Nexus 5500 Series
  • Unified Fabric
  • Fabric Extenders and VN-tagging
  • Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Initial Boot
  • ISSU
  • NX-OS Software CLI
  • Configuring User Management
  • Configuring ACL
  • Virtual Port Channel - overview and configuration
  • Connecting Fabric Extenders to Nexus 5500
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Extenders
  • Configuring Static Pinning
  • Configuring Dynamic Pinning
  • Configuring Active-Active FEX
  • Configuring Enhanced vPC
  • Cisco Fabricpath vs. TRILL
  • Introduction to Fabricpath in DC
  • Fabricpath Technical Overview
  • Fabricpath Use Cases
  • Configuring Fabricpath


Participants will receive a copy of the presentation.

Technical equipment

Cisco Nexus 5548UP/5596UP and Fabric Extendery 2248/2232.

Current dates

Location / Language
1 990,00 €
Belgrade /
1 990,00 €
Budapest /
1 990,00 €
Prague /
1 990,00 €
Bratislava /
1 990,00 €
Zagreb /
1 990,00 €
Bratislava /

Follow-up courses

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Training rooms

ALEF Training has 5 training rooms. Three of these classrooms are named by continents - Australia, and Europe has a capacity of 8 seats, Africa for 12 points. There are still classrooms engine room (12 seats) and the Competence Center with 18 seats.

We continuously modernize the training rooms. In the Competence Center we use for training and seminars Cisco Spark Board. Spark board is essentially a giant tablet that combines the functions and whiteboard screen for video conferencing. You have the unique opportunity to experience the modern medium of communication.

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Team of instructors

Our team, consisting of more than 50 lecturers, offers a full range of technologies in the area of routing and switching, security, collaboration and data centres.

The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in the fact that they have extensive practical experience from various projects. They can thus respond very flexibly to any question or comment from the students. The lecturers pass their practical knowledge on to the participants of the trainings. Thanks to the synergy of the reliable operation of the company and years of experience, we have been able to respond flexibly to the upcoming changes in Cisco specializations, so we can guarantee a wide range of certified courses that will allow you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for the subsequent certification tests.

In addition to the certified trainings, we offer special courses that are focused primarily on the development of the necessary configuration skills.

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In that time has trained tens of thousands of participants. The uniqueness of our training is to transfer knowledge both on theoretical and practical level. Among the largest customers include: T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica O2, Škoda Auto, Peugeot Citroën Automobiles, Siemens and others.

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  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • ERSTE Bank
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  • IBM Slovensko
  • Orange Slovensko
  • Telefónica O2 Czech Republic,a.s.
  • AT&T Global Network Services Slovakia
  • T-Mobile Slovensko
  • U.S.Steel Košice
  • VOLKSWAGEN Slovakia


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