Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code DCACI

Book Now - 3 Delivery Methods Available:

Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

Overview

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0 course show you how to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. The course gives you the knowledge and skills to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, how to connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services, and fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration. You will gain hands-on practice implementing key capabilities such as fabric discovery, policies, connectivity, VMM integration, and more.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (300-620 DCACI), which leads to CCNP® Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center ACI Implementation certifications.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and basic Cisco ACI concepts
  • Describe Cisco ACI policy model logical constructs
  • Describe Cisco ACI basic packet forwarding
  • Describe external network connectivity
  • Describe VMM Integration
  • Describe Layer 4 to Layer 7 integrations
  • Explain Cisco ACI management features

This course will help you:

  • Gain skills and hands-on practice implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode
  • Prepare for the Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (300-620 DCACI) exam
  • Qualify for professional-level and expert-level data center job roles

Target Audience

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Center Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Field Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator
  • Cisco integrators and partners.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

Hide all

Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts (6 topics)

  • What Is Cisco ACI?
  • Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware
  • Cisco ACI Object Model
  • Faults, Event Record, and Audit Log
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Discovery
  • Cisco ACI Access Policies

Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs (9 topics)

  • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
  • Tenant
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Bridge Domain
  • Endpoint Group
  • Application Profile
  • Tenant Components Review
  • Adding Bare-Metal Servers to Endpoint Groups
  • Contracts

Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding (2 topics)

  • Endpoint Learning
  • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration

Introducing External Network Connectivity (3 topics)

  • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options
  • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
  • External Layer 3 Network Connectivity

Introducing VMM Integration (3 topics)

  • VMware vCenter VDS Integration
  • Resolution Immediacy in VMM
  • Alternative VMM Integrations

Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations (4 topics)

  • Service Appliance Insertion Without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Service Graph Configuration Workflow
  • Service Graph PBR Introduction

Explaining Cisco ACI Management (9 topics)

  • Out-of-Band Management
  • In-Band Management
  • Syslog
  • Simple Network Management Protocol
  • Configuration Backup
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Cisco ACI Upgrade
  • Collect Tech Support

Labs (10 topics)

  • Validate Fabric Discovery
  • Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Create Access Policies and Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  • Enable Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same Endpoint Group (EPG)
  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity
  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Compare Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain
  • Configure External Layer 2 (L2Out) Connection
  • Configure External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connection
  • Integrate Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) With VMware vCenter Using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

These are the recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) or Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices: Accelerated v3.0 (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Version 3.0 (ICND1) & Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Version 3.0 (ICND2)

and

  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) or Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) & Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

Relevant Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.

Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
DCACI
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
5 Days $4,365
18-22
DCACI 5 Days $4,620
DCACI 5 Days $4,365
18-22
DCACI 5 Days $4,620
DCACI
Zoom Virtual Centre
5 Days $4,620

Course PDF

Print

Share this Course

Share

Recommend this Course

Sections