Cisco® Implementing Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0 (DCACI)

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0 course shows you how to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. You will learn how to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, how to connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services, and the fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration. You will gain hands-on practice implementing key capabilities such as fabric discovery, policies, connectivity, VMM integration, and more.

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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and basic Cisco ACI concepts
  • Describe Cisco ACI policy model logical constructs
  • Describe Cisco ACI basic packet forwarding
  • Describe external network connectivity
  • Describe VMM Integration
  • Describe Layer 4 to Layer 7 integrations
  • Explain Cisco ACI management features

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts
  • What Is Cisco ACI?
  • Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware
  • Cisco ACI Object Model
  • Faults, Event Record, and Audit Log
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Discovery
  • Cisco ACI Access Policies
  • 2 - Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs
  • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
  • Tenant
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Bridge Domain
  • Endpoint Group
  • Application Profile
  • Tenant Components Review
  • Adding Bare-Metal Servers to Endpoint Groups
  • Contracts
  • 3 - Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding
  • Endpoint Learning
  • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration Knob
  • 4 - Introducing External Network Connectivity
  • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options
  • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
  • External Layer 3 Network Connectivity
  • 5 - Introducing VMM Integration
  • VMware vCenter VDS Integration
  • Resolution Immediacy in VMM
  • Alternative VMM Integrations
  • 6 - Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations
  • Service Appliance Insertion Without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Service Graph Configuration Workflow
  • Service Graph PBR Introduction
  • 7 - Explaining Cisco ACI Management
  • Out-of-Band Management
  • In-Band Management
  • Syslog
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Configuration Backup
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Cisco ACI Upgrade
  • Collect Tech Support
  • 8 - Lab outline
  • Validate Fabric Discovery
  • Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Create Access Policies and Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  • Enable Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same Endpoint Group (EPG)
  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity
  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Compare Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain
  • Configure External Layer 2 (L2Out) Connection
  • Configure External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connection
  • Integrate Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) With VMware vCenter Using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Network Designers

    Network Administrators

    Network Engineers

    Systems Engineers

    Data Center Engineers

    Consulting Systems Engineers

    Technical Solutions Architects

    Cisco Integrators/Partners

    Field Engineers

    Server Administrators

    Network Managers

    Storage Administrators

    Cisco integrators and partners

    Prerequisites

    Other Prerequisites

    To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching

    Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products

    Understanding of Cisco data center architecture

    Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

    Cisco® Implementing Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0 (DCACI)

    £4,595 | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 5 Days
     

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