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Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0 (CLDACI)


Duration: 5 days

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI) is a new 5-day ILT 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.


Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fundamentals
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VM managers
  • Implement application policies
  • Configure Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
  • Extend Cisco ACI to external Layer 3 and Layer 4 connections
  • Configure orchestration and automation tools, protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs)


Course Outline

Module 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals

  • Lesson 1-1: Describing Cisco ACI Architecture
  • Lesson 1-2: Configuring Cisco APIC
  • Lesson 1-3: Integrating Cisco ACI with Virtual Machine Managers
  • Lesson 1-4: Enforcing Application Policy
  • Lesson 1-5: Examining Data Flow
  • Lesson 1-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 1-7: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Lesson 2-1: Implementing Virtual Port Channels
  • Lesson 2-2: Deploying Cisco AVS
  • Lesson 2-3: Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
  • Lesson 2-4: Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services
  • Lesson 2-5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 2-6: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Configure Cisco ACI External Connections

  • Lesson 3-1: Implementing External Layer 3 Connections
  • Lesson 3-2: Enabling External Layer 2 Connections
  • Lesson 3-3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 3-4: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment

  • Lesson 4-1: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 4-2: Migrating Data Center to Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 4-3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4-4: Module Self-Check

Lab Details:

  • Hardware Lab 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Virtual Machines
  • Hardware Lab 2: Implement Application Policies
  • Hardware Lab 3: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
  • Hardware Lab 4: Deploy vPC Connections to Hypervisors
  • Hardware Lab 5: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Hardware Lab 6: Add Bare Metal Hosts and Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Hardware Lab 7: Integrate Cisco ASA Firewall in Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Hardware Lab 8: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Hardware Lab 9: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Hardware Lab 10: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Hardware Lab 11: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya (Optional)




It is recommended, but not required, that students have basic knowledge of:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommend CCNP 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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