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CLDACI – Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0

Learn how to implement public, private, and hybrid clouds based on Cisco ACI.

GK# 4894

Course Overview


This course is designed to help you prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional-level certification specializing in cloud technologies. This course extensively covers the process of implementing public, private, and hybrid clouds based on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).


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What You'll Learn

  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fundamentals
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VM managers
  • Implement application policies
  • Configure Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
  • Extend Cisco ACI to external Layer 3 and Layer 4 connections
  • Configure orchestration and automation tools, protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs)




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1. Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals

  • ACI key features
  • Nexus 9000 product family
  • ACI management networks
  • Virtual eXtensible LAN
  • API controller
  • Tenants
  • DHCP relay
  • Authentication, authorization, and RBAC
  • Fabric and access policies
  • ACI VMM domains
  • Hypervisor normalization
  • ACI and VMware VDS
  • ACI applications
  • Policy model
  • Policy driven data center design advantages
  • Application profiles
  • ACI fabric gateway
  • Load balancing

2. Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Port channels
  • Configuring vPC in ACI
  • Cisco application virtual switch (AVS)
  • Inter-tenant communication and contracts
  • Layer 4 to Layer 7 application profiles
  • Layer 4 to Layer 7 services programmability

3. Configure Cisco ACI External Connections

  • ACI external connections
  • Access policies for L3-out
  • L3-out configuration
  • Layer 2 outside connections
  • Layer 2 connection configurations

4. Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment

  • ACI programmability
  • Python programmability tools
  • UCS director
  • ACI migration
  • Migration options


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Lab 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Virtual Machines
Lab 2: Implement Application Policies
Lab 3: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
Lab 4: Deploy vPC Connections to Hypervisors
Lab 5: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
Lab 6: Add Bare Metal Hosts and Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
Lab 7: Integrate Cisco ASA Firewall in Cisco ACI Fabric
Lab 8: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
Lab 9: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
Lab 10: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
Lab 11: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya


  • Good understanding of networking protocols and the VMware environment

Who Should Attend

  • Network administrator
  • Server administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect


Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased using Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Follow-On Courses


These are the next three courses you will need to take in order to obtain your CCNP Cloud certification.

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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