Understand Cisco ACI Technologies and Solutions
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a comprehensive SDN architecture that reduces total cost of ownership, automates IT tasks, and accelerates data center application deployments. Using Cisco ACI, companies have been able to reduce application deployment times from weeks to minutes. It also improves IT alignment with business objectives and policy requirements by integrating physical and virtual environments under one policy model for networks, servers, storage, services, and security.
The following courses will help you gain a greater understanding of Cisco ACI technologies and solutions.
In this course, you will practice developing essential skills for setting up a basic Cisco ACI Fabric. You will discover how data center components correspond to ACI Fabric components, and you will gain a deeper knowledge of the operation of an EPG, bridge domain, VRF, AEP, and many other features of ACI through the process of configuring a basic ACI Fabric. Hands-on labs will guide you through basic steps to set up switches, group devices by application, apply policy at an application level, and give application level visibility for troubleshooting. By the end of this class, you will have a strong fundamental foundation to help you further develop your ACI admin abilities, such as troubleshooting issues that could arise
Classic data centers integrate many different components from many different environments, creating a very complex and decentralized approach to troubleshooting application deployment. Just as ACI allows for centralized management focused on application needs, you can troubleshoot your ACI Fabric from a centralized location with the requirements of the application in mind. This two-day course will introduce you to common ACI troubleshooting practices. You will use the ACI GUI and show commands in the CLI to identify faults. You will troubleshoot FA policies, app profiles, VMM domains, L3 OUT, and contracts, as well as analyze health scores to determine the current condition of the Fabric. You will be able to identify faults and determine current condition of faults in order to determine the appropriate next step.
In this course, you will learn how to use DevOps tools for a common data center integration scenario. You will practice using the most popular tools on a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) for a classical data center integration. While configuring the ACI fabric, you will have the opportunity to use and compare various DevOps tools. Hands-on labs will teach you how to use Postman and Python to create, modify, and upload scripts. You will also use GitHub to download existing policies and to back up policies that you create in order to help you quickly perform configuration tasks. Additionally, you will learn how to use Visore and API inspector to troubleshoot. By the end of this course, you will be able to prepare a switch Fabric for data center integration
This course describes how to implement secure Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) operation, as well as how to integrate security services with the Cisco ACI Fabric. You will gain an understanding of Cisco ACI architecture, examine the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch Series, and learn to implement security mechanisms in the operational infrastructure with the Cisco ACI environment.
Additional Courses Featuring Cisco ACI Technologies and Solutions
These courses will help you gain a greater understanding of Cisco ACI infrastructures: