Introduction to Cisco ACI Training

Introduction to Cisco ACI Training

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Course Overview:

Introduction to Cisco ACI Training – Hands-on

In this Introduction to Cisco ACI Training course, you will practice developing essential skills for setting up a basic Cisco ACI Fabric. You will discover how data center components correspond to ACI Fabric components, and you will gain a deeper knowledge of the operation of an EPG, bridge domain, VRF, AEP, and many other features of ACI through the process of configuring a basic ACI Fabric. Hands-on labs will guide you through basic steps to set up switches, group devices by application, apply policy at an application level, and give application level visibility for troubleshooting. By the end of this class, you will have a strong fundamental foundation to help you further develop your ACI admin abilities, such as troubleshooting issues that could arise

Some of the characteristic challenges that you may experience with a classic data center include time-consuming application deployment, error-prone switch-by-switch configuration, and problematic application performance monitoring. Cisco ACI helps resolve these typical data center issues by significantly reducing customer application deployment time and improving IT alignment with business objectives and policy requirements.

Audience / Target Group:

The target audience for this Introduction to Cisco ACI Training course:

● Field engineers
● Support engineers
● Server administrators
● Network administrators
● Storage administrators

Class Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Introduction to Cisco ACI Training course are:

● ICND1 v3.0 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1

What You Will Learn:

Upon completing this Introduction to Cisco ACI Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

● Create a Fabric access policy
● Create an application profile
● Create a VMM domain
​● Create contracts

Introduction to Cisco ACI Training – Course Syllabus

1. Become Familiar with the APIC GUI
2. Understand ACI Fabric Discovery
3. Configure a Fabric Access Policy to include CDP, LLDP, Port-Channel, and Link Level Policies.
4. Configure Tenants, VRFs, and Bridge Domains
5. Create a VLAN POOL
6. Create a VMM DOMAIN
7. Create an Attachable Entity Profile
8. Attach an Attachable Entity Profile to a VMM Domain
9. Create an Interface Policy Group
10. Create an Interface Profile
11. Create a Switch Profile
12. Attach VMware ESXi Hosts to DVS
13. Create Filters
14. Create Contracts
15. Create an Application Profile
16. Associate VMM Domain to EPGs
17. Connect VMs to ACI Created Distributed Virtual Switch
18. Configure an External L3 Network
19. Create Application Profile to Propagate Internal Public Routes
20. Associate an L3 Outside Connection to a Bridge Domain
21. Verify that the Leaf is Learning OSPF Routes from an External Router
22. Configure a Contract between Internal and External EPG

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