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Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.2 (DCVAI)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.2 (DCVAI)

Overview

Duration : 5 Days

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.

You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), virtualization, and automation of data center operations.

Objectives

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

  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch.
  • Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch.
  • Describe programmability options on Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management.
  • Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS.
  • Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
  • Create tenant-based policies for bare metal hosts
  • Describe the integration of VM Manager Domains with Cisco ACI
  • Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications
  • List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities
  • Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration
  • Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability
  • Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and microsegmentation
  • Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI
  • Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks
  • Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks
  • Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected.

Course Outline 

Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Logical Device Separation
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Switching Technology

 

Module 2: Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
  • Lesson 2:  Implementing Configuration Profiles
  • Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools

 

Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco ACI

 

Module 4: Cisco ACI Building Blocks and Application Policies

  • Lesson 1: Building Tenant-Based Policies with Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
  • Lesson 3: Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI

 

Module 5: Cisco ACI Manageability and Programmability

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Managing Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration

 

Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Lesson 1: Describing vPC
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco AVS

 

Module 7: Cisco ACI Networking

  • Lesson 1: Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 2: Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
  • Lesson 3: Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

 

Lab Outline

  • Guided Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Guided Lab 2: Discover and Initialize ACI Fabric
  • Guided Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Guided Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Guided Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
  • Guided Lab 6: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Guided Lab 7: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Guided Lab 8: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Guided Lab 9: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Guided Lab 10: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Guided Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Guided Lab 12: Provision Layer 2 Extension Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Guided Lab 13: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW
DCVAI 300-170

To fully benefit from this course, students attending this training should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or higher
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or higher
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v2.0 or higher
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
Course ID:
DCVAI


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