Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) v3.0

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training

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Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) – Hands-on

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) v3.0 course is designed for senior engineers and IT professionals who implement and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode. This Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training v3.0 (DCAC9K) course covers the key components of the Cisco ACI architecture, along with the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode and connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services. With Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training v3.0 (DCAC9K), you will also learn how to deploy Cisco ACI security, networking, virtualization, automation, and programmability features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and migrate to a policy-enforced data center.

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Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) course:

• This Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) course is for systems engineers, technical architects, and product specialists in data center technical sales roles. Students include those who need to gain experience with understanding, configuring, and designing the data center networking environment with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.

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Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) – Course Objectives:

Upon completing this Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

• Install the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode
• Deploy the Cisco ACI fabric
• Configure the Cisco ACI controller (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller [APIC])
• Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
• Understand the differences between Cisco ACI code versions
• Configure Cisco ACI Layer 4 through Layer 7 service integration
• Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a multi-hypervisor fabric
• Deploy the security and management capabilities of the Cisco ACI network
• Connect Cisco ACI to outside networks
• Extend and interconnect the Cisco ACI fabric
• Migrate from a traditional data center to Cisco ACI with a common, policy-enforced approach
• Manage Cisco ACI
• Program and orchestrate the Cisco ACI network
• Troubleshoot Cisco ACI

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training (DCAC9K) – Course Syllabus:

Cisco ACI Overview

Cisco ACI Architecture and Building Blocks
Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
Cisco ACI Access Policies
Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
Cisco ACI Packet Flow Scenarios

Cisco ACI Codes, Delta Releases and Features

Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 1.2
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 1.3
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.0
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.1
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.2
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.3
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 3.0
Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 3.1

Virtualisation, Containers and Third Party Integration Features

Examining VMware Fundamentals
Cisco ACI Integration with VMware vCenter
Cisco ACI Integration with Cisco AVE
Cisco ACI Microsegmentation and Intra-EPG Isolation
Cisco ACI Integration with Microsoft SCVMM and Azure Pack
Cisco ACI Integration with OVS and Openstack
Cisco ACI Integration with Containers

Security and Monitoring Features

Cisco ACI L4-L7
Cisco ACI Fabric Security
Role-Based Access Control
Monitoring, Logging and Fault Management in Cisco ACI
Cisco NetFlow

Cisco ACI External Networking

Cisco ACI External Connections
Cisco ACI External L3 Networks
Configuring External L3 Networks
Cisco ACI External L2 Networks
Configuring External L2 Networks

Cisco ACI Fabric Extensions and Interconnections

Deployment Options
Stretched Fabric
Cisco ACI GOLF Deployment
Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Deployment
Cisco ACI Multi-Site Deployment
Migrating Existing Networks to Cisco ACI

Fabric Management and Automation

Cisco ACI Management
Cisco ACI Programmability
REST API-Based Automation
Cisco ACI Orchestration Solutions
Cisco ACI Upgrade and Image Management

Common Troubleshooting Scenarios

Cisco APIC Access Methods
Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools Using API
Troubleshooting Intra-Fabric Forwarding
Troubleshooting L3 Out
Exporting TechSupport

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode Training – Lab Outline

Discovery 1: Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric Inventory
Discovery 2: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity
Discovery 3: Configure Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
Discovery 4: Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware Using Native DVS
Discovery 5: Deploy Cisco ACI Virtual Edge and Microsegmentation
Discovery 6: Integrate Cisco ASAv with Cisco APIC
Discovery 7: Configure Role-Based Access Control
Discovery 8: Explore Cisco ACI Monitoring and Netflow
Discovery 9: Enable Connectivity to External L3 Networks
Discovery 10: Enable Connectivity to External L2 Networks
Discovery 11: Configure Cisco APIC Using REST API
Discovery 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using Python Scripts
Discovery 13: Explore Cisco ACI App Center and Cisco ACI Optimize Feature
Discovery 14: Explore Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools
Discovery 15: Export TechSupport

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