Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been superseed by the Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure course.


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Introducing Cisco ACI (3 topics)

  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI Solution
  • Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware

Cisco ACI Configuration (3 topics)

  • Configuring Cisco APIC
  • Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services
  • Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration

Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration (2 topics)

  • Demonstrating Cisco ACI Network Programmability
  • Cisco ACI Network Orchestration

Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management and Migration (3 topics)

  • Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
  • Implementing ACI Management
  • Describing Migration Options with ACI

Labs (18 topics)

  • Lab 1: Explore the Fabric Inventory
  • Lab 2: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Lab 4: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
  • Lab 5: Register a VMM Domain with Cisco ACI
  • Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the APIC DVS
  • Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
  • Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
  • Lab 9: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile
  • Lab 10: Configure APIC Using the REST API
  • Lab 11: Exporting Contracts Between Tenants
  • Lab 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA).
  • Lab 13: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisc APIC Python API
  • Lab 14: Confgure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
  • Lab 15: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
  • Lab 16: Configure APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal Communications
  • Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
  • Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users


Attendees should meet the following prerequisities:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols  - CCNA or CCNP Recommended
  • Good understanding of Data Center Architecture - CCNA DC Recommended
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment - VSICM Recommended