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Introduction to Cisco ACI v2

Develop essential skills for deploying a basic ACI Fabric to include Tenants, VRFs, Bridge Domains, Subnets, EPGs, application profiles for application connectivity and routed external connectivity. Newly update to APIC firmware version 3.1.

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Course Overview

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Some of the characteristic challenges that you may experience with a classic data center include time-consuming application deployment, error-prone switch-by-switch configuration, and problematic application performance monitoring. Cisco ACI helps resolve these typical data center issues by significantly reducing customer application deployment time and improving IT alignment with business objectives and policy requirements.

In this course, you will practice developing essential skills for setting up a basic Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (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 policies at an application level, and give application level visibility for troubleshooting. By the end of this class, you will have a strong fundamental understanding to help you further develop your ACI admin abilities, such as troubleshooting issues that could arise.


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What You'll Learn

  • Discover fabric components
  • Create a Tenant
  • Create Tenant components; VRFs, BDs, ANPs, EPGs
  • Create a Fabric access policy
  • Create an application profile
  • Create a VMM domain
  • Create Contracts


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Classroom Live Outline

Module1: Why Cisco ACI?

  • Lesson 1: What is it?
  • Lesson 2: The APIC GUI

Module 2: Discover the Cisco ACI fabric

  • Lesson 1: Discover ACI fabric switches

Module 3: Configure a basic Cisco ACI fabric

  • Lesson 1: Create fabric access policies
  • Lesson 2: Create tenants
  • Lesson 3: Create an application profile and EPGs
  • Lesson 4: Associate EPGs with VMM domains
  • Lesson 5: Configure contracts
  • Lesson 6: Create an external L3 policy using OSPF


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 0: Remote Lab Access and Login
Lab 1: Discover the ACI fabric
Lab 2: Create fabric access policies
Lab 3: Create tenants
Lab 4: Create an application profile and EPGs
Lab 5: Associate EPGs with VMM domains
Lab 6: Configure Contracts
Lab 7: Create an external L3 policy using OSPF



Who Should Attend

  • Field engineers
  • Support engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Network administrators
  • Storage administrators
  • Team leads
  • Administrators in a technical role

Vendor Credits


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

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  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital courseware
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Course Delivery

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

Duration: 3 day

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