Routing and Switching Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode v 1.0 - DCAC9K

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode v 1.0 - DCAC9K

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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English
  • Audience: Network, data center cloud systems architects, as well as server administrators

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Description

DCAC9K is a 5-day ILT training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. The course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to understand, configure, manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode, and how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services.

Audience
Network, data center cloud systems architects, as well as server administrators

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Application developers and Security engineers as well as virtualization administrators.
 

Topics Covered

Course Detail:
Module 1:
  • Cisco Application Infrastructure Overview

Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch in ACI Mode Review ACI concepts and principles
  • Describe policy and the ACI policy model in particular
  • Differentiate between the policy and the network
  • Define application logic through policy
  • Describe provider and consumer relationships
  • Understand how to automate infrastructure through policy
  • Review policy instantiation
  • List the advantages of policy-driven data center design

Course Detail 1:
Lesson 2: Describing the ACI Fabric Describe spine/leaf single-site topology
  • Describe ACI management networks
  • Describe fabric initialization and discovery using LLDP
  • Describe extended VXLAN
  • Describe integrated overlay with host/32 routing
  • Describe unicast forwarding
  • Describe multicast forwarding
  • Describe distributed Layer 3 gateway
  • Describe ACI as a gateway
  • Describe flowlet dynamic load-balancing

Course Detail 2:
Lesson 3: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series chassis
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series supervisor modules
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series system controllers
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series fabric modules
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series line card modules
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series fans and power supplies
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series packet forwarding
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series FEX support in the ACI
  • Describe 40 Gigabit Ethernet and 100 Gigabit Ethernet networking in the data center
  • Describe the optics supported by the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode
  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series performance for ACI

Course Detail 3:
Lesson 4: Configuring the APIC Explain the APIC
  • Configure endpoint groups
  • Configure application profiles
  • Configure contracts
  • Configure subjects and filters
  • Configure taboos
  • Configure contexts
  • Configure bridge domains
  • Configure tenants

Course Detail 4:
Module 2:
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Configuration and Orchestration

Lesson 1: Configuring Layer 4 through Layer 7 Services Describe service insertion and redirection
  • Implement service graphs
  • Configure application profiles specific to Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
  • Configure ACI programmability of Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
  • Describe device packages
  • Describe OpFlex

Course Detail 5:
Lesson 2: Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration Describe policy coordination with VM managers
  • Describe management networks
  • Configure ACI integration with VMware
  • Configure ACI integration with Microsoft SCVMM
  • Describe ACI integration with RedHat

Course Detail 6:
Lesson 3: Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability and Orchestration Describe the need for Programming
  • Describe the JSON and XML encoding formats
  • Configure ACI programmability using the REST API
  • Implement the API Inspector
  • Configure ACI programmability using Python
  • Describe OpFlex
  • Describe OpenStack orchestration
  • Describe OpenDaylight, an open-source SDN controller


Course Detail 7:
Module 3: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure External Connectivity, Management and Migration
Lesson 1: Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside networks
  • Review inside and outside network policies
  • Configure a Layer 3 connection outside the network
  • Configure a Layer 2 connection outside the network

Course Detail 8:
Lesson 2: Implementing ACI Management Configure security domains, and local and remote users
  • Describe how to repurpose standalone to ACI
  • Describe managing ACI software
  • Demonstrate health scores
  • View faults and events
  • Configure log retention policy, diagnostics, and forensic abilities

Course Detail 9:
Lesson 3: Describing Migration Options with the ACI Discuss methods of interconnecting existing data center network pods to the ACI fabric for migration
  • Discuss options for migrating Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Switches and fabric extenders to Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Discuss options for migrating fabric extenders to Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches
  • Discuss connecting an existing Layer 2 vPC from networks to the ACI border leaf
  • Discuss connecting existing Layer 3 networks to the ACI border leaf

 

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommend CCNA Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Recommend attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage class or equivalent knowledge
 

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