Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0

Schedule

Start End Duration Location Details
January 03, 2022 January 07, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
March 28, 2022 April 01, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
May 16, 2022 May 20, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
April 18, 2022 April 22, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
August 01, 2022 August 05, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
September 19, 2022 September 23, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
October 03, 2022 October 07, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)
December 05, 2022 December 09, 2022 KDE 3.1 Virtual Classroom (GMT+08:00)

Course Details

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0

Course code: DCACI v1

Duration: 5 Days


Prerequisite:

•    Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
•    Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
•    Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
•    Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

 

Course Description:

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0 course show you how to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. The course gives you the knowledge and skills 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 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.

 

Course 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

 

Intended Audience:

•    Network Designer
•    Network Administrator
•    Network Engineer
•    Systems Engineer
•    Data Center Engineer
•    Consulting Systems Engineer
•    Technical Solutions Architect
•    Cisco Integrators/Partners
•    Field Engineer
•    Server Administrator
•    Network Manager
•    Storage Administrator
•    Cisco integrators and partners    

 

Course Outlines:

•    Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts
o    What Is Cisco ACI?
o    Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware
o    Cisco ACI Object Model
o    Faults, Event Record, and Audit Log
o    Cisco ACI Fabric Discovery
o    Cisco ACI Access Policies

•    Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs
o    Cisco ACI Logical Constructs 
o    Tenant
o    Virtual Routing and Forwarding
o    Bridge Domain
o    Endpoint Group
o    Application Profile
o    Tenant Components Review
o    Adding Bare-Metal Servers to Endpoint Groups
o    Contracts

•    Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding
o    Endpoint Learning 
o    Basic Bridge Domain Configuration

•    Introducing External Network Connectivity
o    Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options 
o    External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
o    External Layer 3 Network Connectivity

•    Introducing VMM Integration
o    VMware vCenter VDS Integration
o    Resolution Immediacy in VMM
o    Alternative VMM Integrations 

•    Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations
o    Service Appliance Insertion Without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
o    Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
o    Service Graph Configuration Workflow
o    Service Graph PBR Introduction

•    Explaining Cisco ACI Management
o    Out-of-Band Management
o    In-Band Management
o    Syslog
o    Simple Network Management Protocol
o    Configuration Backup
o    Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
o    Role-Based Access Control
o    Cisco ACI Upgrade
o    Collect Tech Support