Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure


Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure is a 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.

Target Audience

Network AdministratorServer AdministratorNetwork EngineerSystems EngineerTechnical Solutions Architect


Good understanding of networking protocolsRecommend CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledgeGood understanding of the VMware environmentRecommend attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0)(VICM)

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, you will be able to:Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fundamentalsIntegrate Cisco ACI with VM managersImplement application policiesConfigure Layer 4 to Layer 7 servicesExtend Cisco ACI to external Layer 3 and Layer 4 connectionsConfigure orchestration and automation tools, protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs)  

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals
ACI key featuresNexus 9000 product familyACI management networksVirtual eXtensible LANAPI controllerTenantsDHCP relayAuthentication, authorization and RBACFabric and access policiesACI VMM domainsHypervisor normalizationACI and VMware VDSACI applicationsPolicy modelPolicy driven data center design advantagesApplication profilesACI fabric gatewayLoad balancing
Section 2: Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
Port channelsConfiguring vPC in ACICisco application virtual switch (AVS)Inter-tenant communication and contractsLayer 4 to layer 7 application profilesLayer 4 to layer 7 services programmability
Section 3: Configure Cisco ACI External Connections
ACI external connectionsAccess policies for L3-outL3-out configurationLayer 2 outside connectionsLayer 2 connection configurations
Section 4: Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment
ACI programmabilityREST APIPython programmability toolsUCS directorACI migrationMigration options