Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals (5 topics)

  • Describing Cisco ACI Architecture
  • Configuring Cisco APIC
  • Integrating Cisco ACI with Virtual Machine Managers
  • Enforcing Application Policy
  • Examining Data Flow

Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features (4 topics)

  • Implementing Virtual Port Channels
  • Deploying Cisco AVS
  • Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
  • Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services

Configure Cisco ACI External Connections (2 topics)

  • Implementing External Layer 3 Connections
  • Enabling External Layer 2 Connections

Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment (2 topics)

  • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI
  • Migrating Data Center to Cisco ACI

Labs (11 topics)

  • 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 (Optional)


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols - CCNP Recommended
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment - VSICM Recommended

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