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Configuring Cisco Nexus 9K Switches in ACI Mode v3.0

Course Details
Code: DCAC9K-v3-0
Tuition (USD): $4,395.00 • Classroom (5 days)
$4,395.00 • Virtual (5 days)

This course is designed for systems and field engineers who manage and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. In this course, you will learn the key components and procedures for configuring and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. You will also learn how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services.

Skills Gained

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI
  • ACI fabric
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)
  • Configure ACI L4–L7 service integration
  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor
  • Programmability and orchestration of the ACI network
  • ACI connectivity to outside networks
  • Implement ACI management
  • Migration options with ACI

Who Can Benefit

  • Network and data center cloud systems architects, as well as server administrators
  • Application developers and security engineers as well as virtualization administrators

Prerequisites

  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Good understanding of networking protocols (CCNA Certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended)

Course Details

Outline

Cisco Application Infrastructure Overview

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch in ACI Mode
  • ACI Fabric
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Configuring the APIC

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Configuration and Orchestration

  • Configuring Layer 4 through Layer 7 Services
  • Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration
  • Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability and Orchestration

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure External Connectivity, Management, and Migration

  • Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
  • Implementing ACI Management
  • Migration Options with the ACI

Labs

  • Lab 1: Explore the Fabric Inventory
  • Lab 2: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Lab 4: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
  • Lab 5: Register a VMM Domain with ACI
  • Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the APIC DVS
  • Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
  • Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
  • Lab 9: Deploy Service Graph with Application Profile
  • Lab 10: Configure APIC using the REST API
  • Lab 11: Exporting Contracts Between Tenants
  • Lab 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)
  • Lab 13: Configure APIC Using the APIC Python API
  • Lab 14: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
  • Lab 15: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
  • Lab 16: Configure Cisco APIC for Bare-Metal-to Bare-Metal Communications
  • Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
  • Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users