Data center engineers considering Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) technologies for their Data Center and Nexus 9k switches will benefit from this course.
This course is a 5-day ILT training program designed for customers, systems engineers, and field engineers who are implementing and managing Cisco ACI. The course covers the key concepts behind ACI's application-centric, policy-based view of infrastructure. You will learn how to configure ACI tenants, application profiles, contracts, and endpoints, how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services, how to configure hypervisor integration and L4-7 services. You will also learn about strategies for migrating existing applications to an ACI fabric, and for automating and integrating configuration processes via scripting and APIs. This course features extensive hands-on labs that begin with ACI fabric discovery and include deployment of application profiles, hypervisor integration, service graphs, external network connectivity, and a brief exploration of the APIC REST API.
Cisco ACI Overview Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI Solution Describing the ACI Fabric Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Configuring the APIC Cisco ACI Configuration and Orchestration Configuring L4 Through L7 Services Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability and Orchestration Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management and Migration Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks Implementing ACI Management Describing Migration Options with ACI LABS: Lab 1: Initiate ACI Fabric Discovery Lab 2: Configure Basic Network Constructs Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts Lab 4: Deploy a 3-Tier Application Profile Lab 5: Register Register a VMM Domain with ACI Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to use the ACI DVS Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group Lab 9: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile Lab 10: Configure APIC Using the REST API Lab 11: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network Lab 12: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network Lab 13: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users Lab 14: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI Lab 15: Configure APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal Communications Appeldix A: Update Cisco APIC Cluster and Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches Appeldix B: Convert NX-OS Mode to ACI
After completing this course you should be able to: Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch ACI Discuss ACI Fabric Review the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware Configure the APIC Configure ACI L4-L7 Service Integration Integrate the APIC Hypervisor Understand the Programmability and Orchestration of the ACI Network Discuss ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks Implement ACI Management Describe Migration Options