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Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualisation and Automation

  • Course Code DCVAI
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 6.2

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Public Classroom Price

£3,095.00

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation is a five-day skills building course focused on the implementation and deployment automation of a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switch solution. The course provides rich, hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.

The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

This course is worth 40 Credits in the Continuing Education Program

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Public Classroom
    • Date: 16-20 December, 2019
    • Location: Wokingham

    £3,095.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 16-20 December, 2019
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,095.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 23-27 March, 2020
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,095.00

Target Audience

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Individuals involved in the deployment of an ACI based data center

Course Objectives

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After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch.
  • Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch.
  • Describe programmability options on Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management.
  • Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS.
  • Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
  • Create tenant-based policies for bare metal hosts
  • Describe the integration of VM Manager Domains with Cisco ACI
  • Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications
  • List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities
  • Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration
  • Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability
  • Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and microsegmentation
  • Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI
  • Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks
  • Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks
  • Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected.

Course Content

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Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
  • Configuring Logical Device Separation
  • Configuring Virtual Switching Technologies

NX-OS Configuration Automation

  • Implementing Configuration Programmability
  • Implementing Configuration Profiles
  • Using Scripting Tools

Application-Centric Infrastructure Overview

  • Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric

Cisco ACI Building Blocks and Application Policies

  • Building Tenant-Based Policies with Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Describing VMM Domain Integration
  • Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI

ACI Manageability and Programmability

  • Monitoring and Managing Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration

Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Describing vPC
  • Deploying Cisco AVS

Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking

  • Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
  • Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
  • Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
  • Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Lab 2: Discover and Initialize the ACI Fabric
  • Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
  • Lab 6: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Lab 7: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Lab 8: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Lab 9: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Lab 10: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Lab 12: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 13: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Attended or have knowledge equivalent to DCICN, DCICT and DCAC9K

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for exam:

  • 300-170  - Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation



This is one of four exams required for the CCNP Data Center Certification

Follow on Courses

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The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCII - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCID - Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
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