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Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Course Code DCACI
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 1.0

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AED13,950.00

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Course Overview

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The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure 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.

 

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (300-620 DCACI), which leads to CCNP® Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center ACI Implementation certifications.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 23-27 February, 2020
    • Location: Doha
    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 01-05 March, 2020
    • Location: Doha
    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 01-05 March, 2020
    • Location: Doha
  • AED13,950.00

Target Audience

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Individuals who need to understand how to configure and manage a data center network environment with the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch operating in ACI Mode.

Course Objectives

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After completing 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 Content

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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

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

Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding

  • Endpoint Learning
  • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration ****

Introducing External Network Connectivity

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

Introducing VMM Integration

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

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

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

Labs

  • 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)

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching - CCNA, CCNAX, ICND1 and ICND2
  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products -  CCNA, CCNAX, ICND1 and ICND2
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture - DCICN, DCICT
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals - VSICM
Recommended prerequisites:

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 300-620 DCACI - Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

Follow on Courses

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The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • DCCOR - Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies - This is the Core requirement for the New Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification
  • DCACIA - Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced
The following are recommended for further study: