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Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Course Code DCACID
  • Duration 5 days
  • Version 1.0

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  • CLC 39 excl. VAT

Public Classroom Price

£3,750.00

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview

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The Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACID) is a 5-day product training course that provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand and utilize a programmable fabric design built on Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. This course is a deep dive into Cisco ACI design, covering design considerations and best practices, so you can build solid ACI solutions and avoid common mistakes that can impact the network infrastructure. With a focus on various design use cases, this course provides information that can help you practice design decisions, validate your designs, and apply best practices while using Cisco ACI in your multiservice or cloud data centers.

Course Schedule

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    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 07-11 October, 2024
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,750.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 24-28 February, 2025
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,750.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 28 July-01 August, 2025
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,750.00

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 22-26 September, 2025
    • Location: Virtual

    £3,750.00

Target Audience

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Anyone involved in the design of a data center utilizing ACI.

Course Objectives

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After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Design Cisco ACI access policies according to best practices
  • Use fabric system settings
  • Design Cisco ACI logical components
  • Design the migration of IP and logical components from an existing data center to Cisco ACI
  • Design Cisco ACI physical structure
  • Migrate existing data center connectivity and physical components from an existing environment to Cisco ACI
  • Design Cisco ACI external Layer 3 connectivity and Cisco ACI Layer 4–7 service insertion, including PBR-based service redirection
  • Design the L4-L7 service insertion in single-pod Cisco ACI, by evaluating the available options and choosing the optimal connectivity flow
  • Design L4-L7 service insertion in Cisco ACI Multi-Pod
  • Design a transit routing solution
  • Design service sharing using vzAny
  • Build a migration plan for Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity, including L3Outs and contracts
  • Migrate vSphere compute environment to Cisco ACI
  • Design QoS for interpod and intersite networks
  • Design the DHCP Relay feature, SPAN feature, Port Tracking feature, Import/Export policies, and Snapshot/Rollback feature

Course Content

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Designing Access Policies

Using Fabric System Settings

Designing Logical Components

Use Case: Migration of IP and Logical Structure

Designing Physical Structure

Use Case: Migration of Connectivity and Physical Components

Designing L3Outs and Service Insertion

Use Case: Service Insertion in Single Pod

Use Case: Service Insertion in Cisco ACI Multi-Pod

Use Case: L3Out Transit Routing

Use Case: Shared Services vzAny and Endpoint Security Groups

Use Case: Migration of Layer 2 and Layer 3 Connectivity

Use Case: VMware Data Center Migration to Cisco ACI

Use Case: IPN and ISN QoS

Use Case: DHCP Relay and SPAN

Course Prerequisites

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Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure implementations
  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with the management of Cisco data center switches
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals
Recommended prerequisites:

Test Certification

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Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 500-650 - Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

 

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