Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Tuition USD $4,295
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1066 Ratings
  • Course Code BCCACI
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (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.

Skills Gained

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • 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)

Who Can Benefit

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

Prerequisites

You should have the following knowledge before attending this course:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommend CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Recommend attendance of the VM-VICM

Course Details

Follow On Courses

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

Outline: Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)

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)

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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