Cisco ACI Design and Deployment Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for the 4-day Cisco ACI Design and Deployment certification training course from Koenig Solutions accredited by Cisco. This course is designed for engineers who will be implementing and managing the Cisco ACI solution. This is a hands-on course in which attendees will bring-up and using ACI constructs deploy applications on an ACI fabric.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for:

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • ACI Concepts and Architecture
  • Describe ACI hardware components
  • Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • Fabric bring up and Operations
  • Application Deployment using ACI constructs
  • VMM domain (VMware) Integration
  • Programmability features available on ACI
  • Describe Integrating L4-7 services
  • ACI connectivity to external (L2/L3) networks
  • Programmability features of ACI for DevOps
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Course Modules

Module 1: ACI Overview
  • SDN Primer
  • ACI Overview and Terminology
  • What is ACI trying to solve
Module 2: ACI Fabric Switches
  • Nexus 9000 Hardware Overview
  • Hardware Installation
Module 3: ACI Policy Model
  • Understanding the ACI Policy Model
  • Enforcing Policy through Contracts
Module 4: Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • APIC Software and Hardware Architecture
  • Fabric Discovery and Initialization
  • OpFlex – Declartive policy informaiton model
  • APIC Northbound API
  • APIC GUI / CLI Familiarization
Module 5: Fabric Forwarding and Operations
  • Fabric Overview
  • Fabric Addressing
  • Endpoint Learning and Lookup
  • Fabric Forwarding
  • Fabric Innovations
Module 6: ACI Hypervisor Integration
  • ACI VMware Integration
  • Microsegmentation
  • ACI Hyper-V Integration
Module 7: Fabric and Access Policies
  • Fabric Policies
  • Access Policies
Module 8: APIC APIs and Open Source Initiatives
  • ACI APIs Overview
  • UCS Director Integration
  • Integration with OpenStack
Module 9: Connecting to External Networks
  • Concept of Inside and Outside
  • Connecting to external Layer-2/3 Networks
Module 10: Integrating L4-7 Services with ACI
  • Service Insertion Overview
  • Device Packages
Module 11: ACI 2 Day Operations
  • Monitoring
  • Management
  • Troubleshooting
Module 12: Labs
  • ACI Fabric Discovery and GUI Familiarization
  • Application Network Profile Creation (GUI)
  • Application Network Profile (CLI)
  • VMM Integration with VMware
  • Extending EPG to Bare Metal Host Shared Services
  • Programability Labs
  • Configuring external L2 connection
  • Configuring external L3 connection
  • Service Graph
  • Day 2 Ops
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Course Prerequisites

This course has the following prerequisites:

  • L2 and L3 Networking Concepts
  • Familiarity with Server Virtualization
  • VMware Administration and Networking (vSwitch, DVS) Concepts
  • L4-7 Services Concepts
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS