Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode

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Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode

This course is a training program designed for systems and field engineers who manage 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.

Target Audience

The course is for systems and field engineers who manage and implement Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. Students include those who need to gain experience with understanding, configuring, and designing the data center networking environment with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge:Students should be familiar with Cisco Ethernet switching products.Students should understand Cisco data center architecture.Students should be familiar with virtualizationGood understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching:Recommended CCNA CertificationRecommended attendance of Cisco IP Routing Class (ROUTE)Recommended attendance of Cisco Switching Class (SWITCH)

Course Objectives

After completion of this course, students will be able to :Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACIDiscuss the ACI fabricReview Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardwareConfigure the ACI controller (APIC)Configure ACI L4-L7 service integrationIntegrate the APIC hypervisorUnderstand the programmability and orchestration of the ACI networkDiscuss ACI connectivity to outside networksImplement ACI managementDescribe migration options with ACI  

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introducing Cisco ACI
Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI SolutionDescribing the Cisco ACI FabricDescribing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
Section 2: Cisco ACI Configuration
Configuring Cisco APICConfiguring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 ServicesConfiguring APIC Hypervisor Integration
Section 3: Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration
Demonstrating Cisco ACI Network ProgrammabilityCisco ACI Network Orchestration
Section 4: Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management, and Migration
Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside NetworksImplementing ACI ManagementDescribing Migration Options with ACI
Section 5 : Labs
Hardware Lab 1: Explore the Fabric InventoryHardware Lab 2: Configure Basic Network ConstructsHardware Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and ContractsHardware Lab 4: Deploy a Three-Tier Application ProfileHardware Lab 5: Register a VMM Domain with Cisco ACIHardware Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the Cisco APIC DVSHardware Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter DomainHardware Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port GroupHardware Lab 9: Deploy a Service Graph with Application ProfileHardware Lab 10: Configure Cisco APIC Using the REST APIHardware Lab 11: Export Contracts Between TenantsHardware Lab 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)Hardware Lab 13: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC Python APIHardware Lab 14: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 NetworkHardware Lab 15: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 NetworkHardware Lab 16: Configure Cisco APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal CommunicationsHardware Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACIHardware Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users