Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI)

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI)

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Course Overview:

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) – Hands-on

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) is a new 5-day ILT course designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course extensively covers the process of implementing public, private, and hybrid cloud based on Cisco ACI.

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) – Customize It:

• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) course:

• Network Administrator
• Server Administrator
• Network Engineer
• Systems Engineer
• Technical Solutions Architect

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) – Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) course are as follows:

• Good understanding of networking protocols
• Recommend CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
• Good understanding of the VMware environment
• Recommend attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM)

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) – Objectives:

Upon completing this Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fundamentals
• Integrate Cisco ACI with VM managers
• Implement application policies
• Configure Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
• Extend Cisco ACI to external Layer 3 and Layer 4 connections
• Configure orchestration and automation tools, protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs)

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure Training (CLDACI) – Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals

ACI key features
Nexus 9000 product family
ACI management networks
Virtual eXtensible LAN
API controller
Tenants
DHCP relay
Authentication, authorization and RBAC
Fabric and access policies
ACI VMM domains
Hypervisor normalization
ACI and VMware VDS
ACI applications
Policy model
Policy driven data center design advantages
Application profiles
ACI fabric gateway
Load balancing

Module 2: Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

Port channels
Configuring vPC in ACI
Cisco application virtual switch (AVS)
Characteristics
Distributed firewall
Mircrosegmentation
Installation
Configuration
Verification
Inter-tenant communication and contracts
Layer 4 to layer 7 application profiles
Layer 4 to layer 7 services programmability

Module 3: Configure Cisco ACI External Connections

ACI external connections
Access policies for L3-out
L3-out configuration
Layer 2 outside connections
Layer 2 connection configurations

Module 4: Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment

ACI programmability
REST API
Python programmability tools
UCS director
ACI migration
Migration options

Labs:

Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Virtual Machines
Implement Application Policies
Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
Deploy vPC Connections to Hypervisors
Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
Add Bare Metal Hosts and Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
Integrate Cisco ASA Firewall in Cisco ACI Fabric
Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya (Optional)

Follow On Courses

Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)

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