Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0 Training

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0 Certification Training Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0 course shows you how to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. You will learn how 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 the 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:

  • 300-620 Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)

Course details

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

Outline

  • Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts
    • 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
    • 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
    • Endpoint Learning
    • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration Knob
  • Introducing External Network Connectivity
    • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options
    • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
    • External Layer 3 Network Connectivity
  • Introducing VMM Integration
    • VMware vCenter VDS Integration
    • Resolution Immediacy in VMM
    • Alternative VMM Integrations
  • Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations
    • 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
    • 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 

Lab outline

  • 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)

 

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Course Modules

Module 1 Configuration
  • Implement fabric discovery
  • Implement access policies
  • Implement logical constructs
Module 2 Integration
  • Implement VMM domain integrations
  • Integrate third-party features
Module 3 Management and Monitoring
  • Implement management
  • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Implement monitoring
Module 4 Network Resources
  • Implement external network integration
  • Implement packet flow (unicast, multicast, broadcast)
  • Describe service insertion and redirection
  • Describe methods to migrate existing networks to ACI
Module 5 Interconnections
  • Implement multipod (policy, fabric, IPN, external routed networks)
  • Implement multisite (controllers, policy, ISN)
  • Implement GOLF
Module 6 Programmability and Orchestration
  • Implement ACI programmability solutions (Python, REST API)
  • Describe orchestration solutions
  • Utilize ACI App Center
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Course 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

The following Cisco courses may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0

 

Who should enroll

  • Network Designers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Data Center Engineers
  • Consulting Systems Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Field Engineers
  • Server Administrators
  • Network Managers
  • Storage Administrators
  • Cisco integrators and partners

 

How you'll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Gain the skills and hands-on practice integrating the enhanced, automated capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode for quicker application deployment.
  • Get the knowledge for protocols, solutions and designs to acquire professional-level and expert-level data center job roles.