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CACND - Cisco ACI in the Cisco Nexus Data Center v4.0

Overview

Duration: 4 days

This is a Cisco High Touch Delivery Service Training - terms and conditions are subject to Cisco.

The Configuring Cisco ACI in the Cisco Nexus Data Center (CACND) v4.0 course shows you how to deploy, operate, and maintain the Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) in a data center using the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches. You will gain hands-on experience configuring and operating the Cisco ACI environment, configuring virtual port channels, connecting physical endpoints, practicing troubleshooting, and more.

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the philosophy behind the Cisco ACI Model
  • Describe and configure the Cisco Nexus 9000 series of switches
  • Configure basic tasks using the Cisco APIC
  • Configure advanced tasks using the Cisco APIC
  • Configure Cisco ACI to work with VMware

Audience

  • Data center engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Content

1. Introduction to Cisco ACI

  • Examining Cisco ACI Components
  • Examining Cisco ACI Operations

2. Cisco ACI Component Architecture

  • Examining the Operation of the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Exploring the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Examining the Cisco APIC
  • Managing Cisco ACI

3. Cisco ACI Configuration and Operation

  • Configuring the Cisco APIC from the GUI
  • Configuring the Cisco APIC from the Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Configuring the Cisco APIC from the API
  • Configuring Fabric Access
  • Configuring Virtual Port Channels
  • Configuring ACI Connectivity to External Networks
  • Troubleshooting Cisco ACI

4. Cisco ACI Hypervisor Integration

  • Configuring ACI Integration with VMware

5. Cisco ACI Advanced Features Configuration

  • Configuring Microsegmentation and Intra-EPG Isolation
  • Examining Transit Routing
  • Configuring Policy-Based Redirect
  • Configuring IP Multicast
  • Examining ACI Multifabric Options

 

Lab outline

  • Exploring the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Exploring the Cisco APIC
  • Operational Element Configuration from the GUI
  • Operational Element Configuration from the CLI
  • Operational Element Configuration from the API
  • Endpoint Physical Connectivity
  • Configuring Virtual Port Channels
  • Cisco ACI External Connectivity
  • Cisco ACI Troubleshooting
  • VM Integration with Cisco ACI
  • Configuring a Multisite Tenant

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Complete knowledge of traditional networking
  • Data center and virtualization

Certification

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