DCACIF – Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure Fundamentals v1.2

Overview

Overview

This course covers the key components & procedures students need to know to understand, configure, manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode utilizing the 1.2(x) version, & how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks & services.

Audience Profile

This course is for systems engineers, technical architects, & product specialists in data center technical sales roles. Students include those who need to gain experience with understanding, configuring, & designing the data center networking environment with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.

Prerequisite(s) Recommended

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI
  • Describe the ACI fabric
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)
  • Configure ACI L4L7 service integration
  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor
  • Understand the programmability & orchestration of the ACI network
  • Discuss ACI connectivity to outside networks
  • Implement ACI management

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco ACI Overview
Lessons
• What Problems Are We Trying to Fix?
• Hardware Overview
• Hardware Architecture & Features
• Software Overview
• Fabric Transport

Module 2: Cisco ACI: Configuring Basic Constructs
Lessons
• GUI & CLI Overview
• Configuring Tenants & Contracts

Module 3: Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management, & Migration
Lessons
• Policy Coordination with VM Managers
• Hypervisors & Bare Metal

Module 4: Cisco ACI: Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
Lessons
• Overview of External Connectivity
• Layer 3 Outside Connectivity & Configuration

Module 5: ISCO ACI – L4-L7 Services
Lessons
• Service Insertion Concepts
• Configuring L4-L7 Devices

Module 6: Cisco ACI: Administration & Troubleshooting Tools
Lessons
• Administration & Troubleshooting Tools

Module 7: Cisco ACI: Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability & Orchestration
Lessons
• Need for Programming
• JSON & XML
• Programmability with REST API
• Orchestration

Module 8: Cisco ACI: Practical Review
Lessons
• Attaching Appliances to the Fabric
• Policy & Application Mapping

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Cost

$4,350.00

Course Code

FRCLCIS-24

Course Duration

5

Instructions Method

Instructor Led
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