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Data Center - Nexus
DCAC9K v1.0 : Cisco Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure v1.1
5 Days
This course is a five-day training program designed for systems and field engineers who manage and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. In this course, you will learn the key components and procedures that you need to know to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode, and how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services.
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI
  • ACI fabric
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)
  • Configure ACI L4-L7 service integration
  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor
  • Programmability and orchestration of the ACI network
  • ACI connectivity to outside networks
  • Implement ACI management
  • Migration options with ACI
  • Network and data center cloud systems architects, as well as server administrators
  • Application developers and security engineers as well as virtualization administrators
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Good understanding of networking protocols (CCNA Certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended)

Module 1. Cisco Application Infrastructure Overview

  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch in ACI Mode
  • Describing the ACI Fabric
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Configuring the APIC

Module 2. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Configuration and Orchestration

  • Configuring Layer 4 through Layer 7 Services
  • Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration
  • Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability and Orchestration

Module 3. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure External Connectivity, Management and Migration

  • Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
  • Implementing ACI Management
  • Describing Migration Options with the ACI


Lab 1: Accessing the Lab Devices
Lab 2: Initiate ACI Fabric Discovery (Instructor Demo)
Lab 3: Configure Basic Network Constructs
Lab 4: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
Lab 5: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
Lab 6: Register a VMM Domain with ACI
Lab 7: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the APIC DVS
Lab 8: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
Lab 9: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
Lab 10: Configure APIC Using the REST API
Lab 11: Exporting Contracts Between Tenants
Lab 12: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
Lab 13: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
Lab 14: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
Lab 15: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users