Implementing the Cisco Application Control Engine Appliance (ACEAP)

Implementing the Cisco Application Control Engine Appliance (ACEAP)


Course Overview

Duration: 4 days
ACEAP - Implementing the Cisco Application Control Engine Appliance, instructor-led, lecture and lab course. You will learn how to deploy and configure the Cisco Catalyst 4710 Application Control Engine (ACE) Appliance. This course covers all of the key features of the Cisco ACE appliance, including resource virtualization and management, server load balancing (Layer 2-4 and Layer 7), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination and offload, and security features like application-layer inspection and fixups.


Course Objectives

Candidates will learn:
  • Describe IP application delivery with the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the configuration tasks necessary to successfully deploy a Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the structure and function of the Modular Policy CLI Statements
  • Used to configure Cisco ACE features
  • Describe the methods used to manage the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the Cisco ACE features that provide IP application-based security on the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the capabilities and configuration of the Cisco ACE features used to provide load balancing of IP-based applications
  • Describe the health monitoring capabilities of the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Identify the Layer 7 processing options used to provide advanced application networking
  • Describe the Cisco ACE support for SSL protocol processing
  • Describe the Cisco ACE web application acceleration, optimization, and compression features
  • Describe the high-availability features of the Cisco ACE appliance, which are used to provide reliable application networking services
  • Describe a methodology used to design and configure multiple Cisco ACE features
Course Content

1. Introducing the Cisco ACE 4710 Appliance
  • IP Protocol Stack Review
  • IP Application Review
  • Web Technology Overview
  • Introducing the Cisco ACE
2. Deploying Cisco ACE
  • Connecting Cisco ACE to the Network
  • Cisco ACE Installation Procedure
  • Cisco ACE Appliance GUI
  • Network Topologies
  • Virtualization
  • Resource Management
  • Authorizing Management Users
  • Configuring Interfaces
3. Modular Policy CLI
  • Class Maps
  • Policy Maps
  • Applying Policy Maps
4. Managing the Cisco ACE Appliance
  • Permitting Management Traffic
  • SNMP Manageability
5. Security Features
  • IP Access Control Lists
  • TCP/IP Fragmentation/Reassembly
  • TCP/IP Normalization
  • Network Address Translation
6. Layer 4 Load Balancing
  • Load-Balancing Concepts
  • Load-Balancing Algorithms
  • Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing
7. Health Monitoring
  • Health Monitoring Overview
  • Active Health Probes
  • HTTP Error Code Monitoring Using TCL Scripting
8. Layer 7 Protocol Processing
  • Configuring HTTP Layer 7 Load Balancing
  • Persistent and Pipelined HTTP Extensions
  • Server Reuse
  • Session Persistence
  • Protocol Inspection
  • HTTP Inspection
  • FTP Protocol Processing
  • Other Inspected Protocols
10. Deploying Application Acceleration and Optimization
  • Web Application Acceleration Architecture
  • FlashForward
  • Delta Optimization
  • Smart Redirect
  • Fast Redirect
  • FlashConnect
  • Just-in-Time Object Acceleration
  • Adaptive Dynamic Cache
  • Compression Overview
11. High Availability
  • Redundancy
  • Object Tracking
  • Failover
  • State Replication
  • Fault-Tolerance Configuration
  • Displaying Fault-Tolerance Information
12. Integrating Multiple Features
  • Analyzing Network Requirements
  • Designing Cisco ACE Contexts
  • Designing Cisco ACE Features
  • Configuring Multiple Integrated Features
Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites:
  • No formal prerequisites exist for the ACCM course. However delegates should have a working knowledge of computer software, and Microsoft Windows operating system navigation, and the ability to understand concepts of voice and computer system operation.
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