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Application Centric Infrastructure Workshop (Night Course)

The ACI Workshop is a course that is designed for individuals that are interested in learning how the ACI & APIC operates. The goal is to show students how to use the ACI in a live working environment, first starting with its fundamental operation, and then focusing on integration and migration scenarios. This course provides students with the necessary Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Application Centric Infrastructure, and help students prepare for the CCNA, CCNP and even CCIE level exams. This course is about theory of operation but 90% of the course time will be devoted to hands on operation in a supervised/instructional environment.

Course Objective:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Create and Deploy Tenants, VRFs & Bridge Domains
  • Create and Implement Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Deploying 3 Tier Application Profiles
  • Connect to Physical Network Environemtns
  • Connect to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Domains
  • Deploy – APIC DVS
  • Implement L2 External Bridged Networks (Extending BDs & EPGs)
  • Implement L3 External Routed Networks (OSPF)
  • Configure and Deploy Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Implement Service Graphs in Managed Mode (ASAv)
  • Manage the APIC/ACI Using the REST API (Postman)

Certification/Specialization:

No Direct Certification Path

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Understand network fundamentals – for example, routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals – for example, servers, operating systems
  • Understand Hypervisor Fundamentals – for example how to interact with VMware vSphere

Who Should Attend:

The primary target audience for the course is as follows:

  • Network Engineers needing to understand ACI operation and infrastructure -operation and support of the Cisco ACI Products and Solutions

The secondary target audience for the course is as follows:

  • CCNA/CCNP/CCIE Data Center Candidates – this course will provide hands-on lab, and advanced theoretical deep dives into topics relevant to each of these exams.

What the Students Get: 

  • Access to 10+ Hours of Advanced Technology Video on Demand recordings
  • 6 Supervised ACI Configuration Workshop Sessions (3 hours in length)

Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led on-online boot camp.

Boot Camp Hours:

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST

Classes will run for two consecutive weeks on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings (3 hours in length)

Follow On Certification:

None

Week One

Session 1: Introduction ACI Logical Constructs

  • Initial ACI Fabric Configuration
  • Configure a Tenant, VRF & Bridge Domain
  • Configure Policy Filters

Session 2: Create a 3 Tier Application Profile

  • Create EPG
  • Create Contracts
    • Consumer
    • Provider
  • Create Static VLAN Pools
  • Implement connectivity to a Physical Domain
  • Deploy Contracts and conduct Verifications

Session 3: Deploy a 3 Tier Application in VMware

  • Create Dynamic VLAN Pools
  • Create Contracts
    • Consumer
    • Provider
  • Implement Connectivity to a VMM domain (vCenter)

Week Two

Session 4: Inter-Tenant Policy

  • Configure Inter-Tenant Policy
  • Taboo Contracts
  • Micro-Segmentation with an EPG

Session 5: External Connectivity

  • Configure External Layer 3 Connectivity using OSPF
  • Configure External Layer 2 Connectivity – Extending a Bridge Domain
  • Configure External Layer 2 Connectivity – Extending an EPG
  • Configure a Service Graph in Managed Mode

Session 6: Network Programmability

  • Configure the APIC using REST API (Postman)
  • Configure the APIC using the ACI Cobra SDK (Python)
  • Configure the APIC using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)

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There are no free retakes for this track.

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There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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Course Fee$800.00
August 5, 2019 - August 16, 2019
Course Fee$800.00
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Course Fee$800.00

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Course Description:

This program offers a 6-days Instructor Led lessons and hands-on labs. Also, there is Troubleshooting on specific topics, Assessment labs, including instructor feedback to provide student mentoring and support.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to perform the necessary and invariant configuration and troubleshooting steps for the following key Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching technologies:

  • Cisco Data Center Layer 2 / Layer 3 Technologies
  • Cisco Data Center Network Services
  • Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
  • Data Center Automation and Orchestration
  • Cisco ACI

Certification/Specialization:

CCIE Data Center v2.1 Lab Exam

Prerequisite Knowledge:

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. CCNP + or equivalent knowledge recommended.

Who Should Attend:

Candidates that need to acquire their CCIE Data Center certificate.
Network engineers/designers that need to raise their knowledge to an expert-level.
What the Students Get:

What the Students Get:

On the first day of the boot camp the students will recieve the following:

  •  E-COPY of Micronics’ “CCIE DCv2 Foundations work books” for “NEXUS”, “UCS” & “ACI”
  • Secured PDF file of Micronics’ “Advanced CCIE Data Center – Mock Lab Scenarios Work Book.”
  • Micronics Digital courseware which includes:
  • Pre-assessment Lab
  • Foundations Video on Demand Series Access
  • Advanced Data Center Protocols Video Library

Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs.

The instructor uses a combination of “Chalk talk” and “one on one mentoring”, the instructor will NOT use an overhead projector, Micronics believes in traditional method of teaching where the subjects were taught and NOT lectured.

The classroom material and hardware are based on current CCIE Data Center v2 Blueprint.

Boot Camp Hours:

10:00 AM – 8PM or later (Central Time)

Last Day  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

*Class hours subject to change without notice

Data Center Version 2.1 Boot Camp Course Outline

Day 1 

ACI Fabric and Infrastructure

  • Introduction
  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Virtualization, Containers, and Third-Party Integration Features
  • Security and Monitoring Features
  • Cisco ACI External Networking
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Extensions and Interconnections
  • Fabric Management and Automation
  • Common Troubleshooting Scenarios

 Lab Outline

  • Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric Inventory
  • Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity
  • Configure Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware Using Native DVS
  • Migrating from Native DVS to AVE
  • Deploy Cisco ACI Virtual Edge and Micro-segmentation
  • Integrate Service Graphs with Cisco APIC
  • Configure Role-Based Access Control
  • Explore Cisco ACI Monitoring and Netflow
  • Enable Connectivity to External L3 Networks
    • Common Tenant & Normal Tenant
      • OSPF
      • MP-BGP
    • Enable Connectivity to External L2 Networks
    • Configure Cisco APIC Using REST API
    • Configure Cisco APIC Using Python Scripts
    • Explore Cisco ACI App Center and Cisco ACI Optimize Feature
    • Explore Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools

Day 2 

ACI Deployment Scenarios

  • ACI Multi-Pod Deployments
    • Introduction
    • Overview of ACI Multi-Pod
    • ACI Multi-Pod Use Cases and Supported Topologies
    • ACI Multi-Pod Scalability Considerations
    • Inter-Pod Connectivity Deployment Considerations
    • IPN Control Plane
    • IPN Multicast Support
    • Spines and IPN Connectivity Considerations
    • Pod Auto-Provisioning
    • APIC Cluster Deployment Considerations
    • Multi-Pod “Overlay” Control and Data Planes
    • Inter-Pods MP-BGP Control Plane
    • Inter-Pods VXLAN Data Plane
    • Connectivity to the External L3 Domain
    • Network Services Integration
    • Migration Scenarios
  • ACI Multi-Site Deployments
  • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Service Integration
  • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Back-to-Back Spine Connectivity Across Sites Without IPN
  • Stretched Bridge Domain with Layer 2 Broadcast Extension
  • Stretched Bridge Domain with No Layer 2 Broadcast Extension
  • Stretched EPG Across Sites
  • Stretched VRF with Inter-Site Contracts
  • Shared Services with Stretched Provider EPG
  • Migration of Cisco ACI Fabric to Cisco ACI Multi-Site
  • ACI Multi-Site Use Cases

Lab Outline

  • Explore/Demonstrate Multi-Pod Deployment
  • Explore/Demonstrate Multi-Site Deployment

Day 3 

Nexus and Advanced Fabric Deployments

  • Data Center Protocols
    • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Configuring Port Channels
    • Understanding Overlay Transport Virtualization
    • Implementing VXLAN
    • Implementing LISP
  • Layer 3 Switching Features in the Data Center
    • Configuring First-Hop Redundancy
    • Configuring Routing
    • Configuring IP Multicast
  • Data Center Infrastructure Security
    • Configuring User Management
    • Configuring System Security Features
  • Data Center Infrastructure Storage Fabric
    • Basic Fibre Channel Configuration
    • Managing Domains
    • Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • FCoE Unified Fabric
    • Describing FCoE
    • Implementing FCoE
  • Data Center Infrastructure Storage Services
    • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
    • Implementing Zoning
    • Configuring NPIV and NPV
  • Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management and Operations
    • Configuring System Management
    • Configuring Infrastructure Monitoring

 Lab Outline

  • Configure Layer 2 Switching
  • Configure Port Channels
  • Configure OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Configure VRRP
  • Configu0re OSPF
  • Configure User Management Security Features
  • Configure System Security Features
  • Configure Fibre Channel
  • Manage Domains and Configure Persistent FCIDs
  • Configure Fabric Binding and Port Security
  • Configure FCoE
  • Configure Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure NPV
  • Configure System Management
  • Implement Infrastructure Monitoring

Day 4 

Programmable Fabric with VXLAN BGP EVPN

  • Introduction to Programmable Fabric
    • IP Fabric Overlays
    • Using VNI for Layer 2 & 3 Multi-tenancy
    • MP-BGP
    • VXLAN/EVPN
    • MP-BGP EVPN Route Types
    • MP-BGP EVPN Subnet Route Redistribution
    • Detecting, Deleting and Moving Hosts
  • Introducing VXLAN/EVPN
  • Programmable Fabric Forwarding
  • The Underlay
  • Unicast Forwarding
  • Multi-tenancy
  • Multicast Forwarding
  • External Connectivity
  • Layer 4-7 Services Integration
  • Introduction to Programmable Fabric Management, Operations, and Provisioning via DCNM

Lab Outline

  • Implement IP underlay
  • OSPF
  • ISIS
  • BGP
    • Implement Multicast Forwarding
  • L2: IGMP with VXLAN BGP EVPN
  • L2: Multicast Forwarding in VPC
  • L3: Multicast Forwarding
  • Implement BGP EVPN with VXLAN
  • Implementing Ingress Replication
  • Deploying BGP EVPN Enhancements
  • ARP Suppression
  • Distributed IP Anycast Gateway
  • Integrated Routing & Bridging
  • Endpoint Mobility
  • VPC in VXLAN BGP EVPN
    • Multi-Tenancy
      • Implement Bridge Domains
      • Deploy VLANs in VXLAN
      • L2 Multi-Tenancy
        • Implement VLAN-Oriented Mode
        • Implement BD-Oriented Mode
      • VRF in VXLAN BGP EVPN
      • L3 Multi-Tenancy
    • Unicast Forwarding
      • Deploy Intra-Subnet Unicast Forwarding
        • Unicast IP Forwarding (Bridging)
      • Non-IP Forwarding (Bridging)
    • Deploy Inter-Subnet-Subnet Unicast Forwarding
      • Routed Traffic to Silent Hosts
    • Explore Forwarding with Dual-Homed End-Points
    • Deploy VXLAN Fabric using DCNM as an orchestrator

Day 5 

Compute & Storage

  • Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
  • Cisco UCS Connectivity
  • Identity Abstraction
  • Service Profile Templates
  • SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Implementing iSCSI
  • Implementing Fibre Channel
  • Implementing FCoE
  • Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
  • Implementing External Authentication Providers
  • Implementing Key Management
  • Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
  • Implementing Monitoring
  • Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Lab Outline

  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Configure VLANs
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Configure Zoning
  • Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Implement Syslog
  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager with XML API

Day 6 

Orchestration and Automation

  • Python
  • Introduction
  • Understanding Python
  • Data types:
    • Strings
    • Numbers
    • Booleans
  • Lists
  • Dictionaries
  • Loops
  • Function
  • Working with Files
  • Deploying and Troubleshooting Python Scripts
  • Executing Scripts
  • Analyzing Code
  • Error Handling 
  • Python Libraries
  • Introduction
  • Python Module
  • Python Package
  • Cisco Cloud Center
  • Introduction to Cloud Center
  • Cloud Center Basics
  • Cloud Center Components
  • Private and Public Cloud Management

Lab Outline

  • Execute Python Scripts against:
    • Nexus Devices
    • ACI
    • UCS
  • Install LOG, CCC & DB Images
  • Install CCO and AMPQ images
  • Install Worker Image
  • Deploy an Application to a Private Cloud (vCenter)

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There are no free retakes for this course.

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There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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Course Fee$3,499.00
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Configuring Cisco ACI v4.0 

The Configuring Cisco ACI v4.0 course is a  5-day instructor-led lab-intensive class designed for senior engineers and IT professionals who implement and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode using version 4.x. This course covers the key components of the Cisco ACI architecture, along with the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode and connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services. You will learn how to deploy Cisco ACI security, networking, virtualization, automation, and programmability features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and migrate to a policy-enforced data center in Multi-Pod, Multi-Site and Cloud Provider Environments. This course will deal with advanced operational and troubleshooting scenarios and exercises, to include migration methodology and advanced Policy deployment.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Install the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode
  • Deploy the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Configure the Cisco ACI controller (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller [APIC])
  • Deploy Multi-Pod & Multi-Site configurations.
  • Inter-Pod Networks (IPN), Inter-Site Networks (ISN)
  • Multi-Site Orchestrator
  • GOLF
  • Configure Cisco ACI Layer 4 through Layer 7 service integration
  • Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a multi-hypervisor fabric
  • Deploy the security and management capabilities of the Cisco ACI network
  • Connect Cisco ACI to outside networks
  • Extend and interconnect the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Migrate from a traditional data center to Cisco ACI with a common, policy-enforced approach
  • Manage Cisco ACI
  • Program and orchestrate the Cisco ACI network
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI

Prerequisite Knowledge:Install the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • CCNA equivalent Knowledge
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Attendane of the VMware vSphere recommended : Install, Configure, Manage class or equivalent knowledge.

Who Should Attend:

Experienced system administrators or network administrators

Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led, live and on-online boot camp.

Boot Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Follow On Certification:

None

Course Outline

Underlined indicates directed or individual lab activity 

Module 1: Cisco ACI Overview

  • ACI Architecture and Building Blocks
  • Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
  • ACI Access Policies
  • ACI Logical Constructs
  • ACI Packet Flow Scenarios
  • Explore the ACI Fabric Inventory
  • Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity
  • Configure Cisco ACI Logical Constructs

Module 2: Virtualization, Container, and Third-Party Integration Features

  • VMware Fundamentals
  • ACI Integration with VMware vCenter VDS
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware Using Native DVS
  • ACI Integration with Cisco AVE
  • ACI Microsegmentation and Intra-EPG Isolation
  • Deploy Cisco ACI Virtual Edge and Microsegmentation
  • ACI Integration with Containers
    • Container Network Model (CNM)
    • Container Network Interface (CNI)
  • Cisco Cloud Center
  • Integrating ACI with CloudCenter

Module 3: Security and Monitoring Features

  • ACI L4–L7 Service Insertion
  • Integrate Cisco ASAv with Cisco APIC
  • ACI Fabric Security
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Configure Role-Based Access Control
  • Monitoring, Logging, and Fault Management
  • Cisco NetFlow
  • Explore Cisco ACI Monitoring and NetFlow

Module 4: Cisco ACI External Networking

  • DHCP Relay
  • Configure DHCP Relay
  • ACI External Connections
  • External L3 Networks
    • OSPF
    • iBGP & eBPG
  • Configuring External L3 Networks
  • External L2 Networks
    • Extending Bridge Domain
    • Extending EPGs
  • Configuring External L2 Networks
  • Transit Routing

Module 5: Cisco ACI Fabric Extensions and Interconnections

  • Deployment Options
  • Stretched Fabric
  • Cisco ACI GOLF Deployment
  • Implement GOLF deployment between two sites
  • Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Deployment
  • Create an ACI Multi-Pod configuration
  • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Deployment
  • Deploy a Multi-site Configuration with MSO
  • Migrating Existing Networks to Cisco ACI
  • Migrate Virtual Workloads from a L2 attached Legacy network to ACI Fabric
  • ACI vPOD
  • Remote Leaf Deployments

Module 6: Contract Operations and Scopes

  • Global Contracts
    • Exporting
    • Importing
  • Deploy inter-tenant contracts
  • Tenant Contracts
  • VRF Contracts
  • Using a VRF Contract to allow VRF Route leaking
  • Taboos
  • vzANY Objects and Shared Services Contracts
  • Allow SSH to all EPG VM using a vzAny Object and a “Shared EPG”

Module 6: Fabric Management and Automation

  • ACI Management
  • Cisco ACI Programmability
  • REST API-Based Automation
  • Configure Cisco APIC Using REST API
  • Cisco ACI Orchestration Solutions
  • Configure Cisco APIC Using Python Scripts
  • Configure Cisco APIC Using ACITOOLKIT
  • Cisco ACI Upgrade and Image Management
  • ACI App Center and the Cisco ACI Optimize Feature

Module 7: Common Troubleshooting Scenarios

  • APIC Access Methods
  • ACI Troubleshooting Tools Using API
  • Troubleshooting Intra-Fabric Forwarding
  • Troubleshooting L3 Out
  • Exporting TechSupport
  • Explore Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Export TechSupport

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The Zero-to-Hero Data Center class is designed to give students a quick and effective overview of the requirements of the Data Center CCNP track. It will cover data center architecture, technologies, products and solutions that can be used in day-to-day operations.

Prerequisites:

There are no formal perquisite but we recommend CCNA level knowledge.

Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is a combination of lecture and hands-on labs.

Boot Camp Hours:

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Central Time (Saturdays Only)

Week 1

 Nexus

  • Virtual Port Channels (VPCs)
  • Fabricpath
  • OTV
  • VXLANs

Week 2

Nexus

  • Unicast Routing
  • Multicast Routing
  • VXLAN EVPN

Week 3

Storage

  • Native Fibre Channel Protocol
  • Configuration
  • Zoning
  • Advanced Storage Features

Week 4

Storage

  • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet (FCoE) Protocol
  • Configuration
  • Zoning
  • Advanced FCoE Features

Week 5

ACI

  • ACI & APIC Fundamentals
  • Policies and Templates
  • VMware Integration (vCenter)
  • Deploy DVS
  • Deploy AVS
  • Deploy ASAv

Week 6

ACI

  • Routing (L3-EXT)
    • BGP
    • OSPF
    • EIGRP
    • Multicast
  • Transit Routing

Week 7

ACI

  • ACI Security
  • ACI QoS
  • Network Programmability
  • Monitoring ACI
  • Troubleshooting ACI

Week 8

UCS

  • UCS Components
    • Fabric Interconnect (FI)
    • 5108 Chassis
    • Fabric Extenders (IOM/FEX)
    • Mezzanine Adapters
    • B200 M4 Server
  • SAN Connectivity
  • LAN Connectivity
  • Server Connectivity
  • UCSM and UCSM-Client

Week 9

UCS

  • Resource Pools
  • Service Profiles
  • Policies
  • Service Profile Configuration

Week 10

UCS

  • Virtual Networking
  • VN-Link
  • Nexus 1000v
    • VEM
    • VSM
    • vPath
  • UCS Troubleshooting

Week 11

Orchestration

  • REST
  • API
  • Python
  • Ansible
  • Postman

Week 12

Orchestration

  • UCS Central
  • UCS Director
  • Work Flows

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Mastering Cisco UCS v3.0

 Mastering Cisco UCS v3.0is a 5-day instructor-led course that 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 deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using Cisco UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

The goal of this course is to teach learners how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series blade servers and C-Series rack servers in a virtualized data center environment.

This course will use version 3.1(m) of the UCSM.

Course Objective:

By completing this course, you’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco data center unified computing infrastructure, including unified computing implementation maintenance and operations, automation, security and storage.

You will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction
  • Configure service profile templates
  • Implement iSCSI
  • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
  • Implement FCoE
  • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Implement external authentication providers
  • Implementing key management
  • Implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
  • Implement Cisco UCS backups
  • Implement monitoring
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add a Cisco UCS Manager domain, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile.
  • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager

Certification/Specialization:

No Direct Certification Path

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • CCNA and DCUFI knowledge and experience up to CCNA Data Center
  • CCNA DC equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Familiarity with server operating systems, hypervisor, and virtualization
  • Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS)
  • Familiarity with ethernet and TCP/IP networking, SANs, Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP), and hypervisor technologies (VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Xen)

Who Should Attend:

System engineers and technicians who implement Cisco UCS B-Series Blade, Servers and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack-Mount Servers, Data center (LAN, SAN, Server) administrators, managers, designers, and engineers. This course is tailored to meet the needs of students pursuing CCNP & CCIE Data Center.

Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led on-online boot camp.

Boot Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Follow On Certification:

None

Course Outline

  • Cisco Unified Computing System Implementation
    • Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors
    • Describing Cisco UCS Connectivity
    • Configuring Identity Abstraction
    • Configuring Service Profile Templates
  • SAN Storage Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implementing iSCSI
    • Implementing Fibre Channel
    • Implementing FCoE
  • Security Implementation for Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implementing Role-Based Access Control
    • Implementing External Authentication Providers
    • Implementing Key Management
  • Operations and Maintenance for Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Firmware Updates
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Backups
    • Implementing Monitoring
  • Cisco Unified Computing System Automation
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Central
    • Implementing Cisco UCS Director and Cisco IMC Supervisor
    • Comparing Scripting Options for Cisco UCS Manager

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Lab 2: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Lab 3: Configure VLANs
  • Lab 4: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Lab 5: Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Lab 6: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Lab 7: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 8: Configure an iSCSI Service Profile
  • Lab 9: Configure Pod-Specific Device Aliases
  • Lab 10: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 11: Configure VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 12: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Lab 13: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS C-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 14: Install and Boot VMware ESXi on Cisco UCS B-Series Servers from SAN LUN
  • Lab 15: Configure Organizations and Locales
  • Lab 16: Configure Job-Specific Roles
  • Lab 17: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Lab 18: Configure a Trusted Point and Key Ring in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Lab 19: Perform Backup and Restore Activities
  • Lab 20: Implement Syslog

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  • Prepayment is required for all courses and packages. All prices are based on USD currency.
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Retake Policy:
There are no free retakes for this track.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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February 4, 2019 - February 8, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
May 20, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
December 9, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00

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Mastering Nexus 9K Infrastructure (v3.0)

Mastering Nexus 9K Infrastructureis a 5-day instructor-led course that shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco NX-OS mode. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on learning, you will learn how to deploy capabilities including Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), high availability features, Intelligent Traffic Director, troubleshooting tools and techniques, NX-OS programmability features, and open interface technologies. The course also introduces Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for management.

This version of the course will use NXOS version 9.2.2 and DCNM v11.0.


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch software and hardware components
  • Describe key Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch NX-OS software features
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch configurations using Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN BGP eVPN on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Describe MPLS Layer 3 VPN implementation on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using NX-API and Python
  • Implement Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches using Bash shell and Guest shell

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Experience configuring advanced routing and switching technologies such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in NX-OS mode. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch platform. Students pursuing CCNA/CCNP or CCIE datacenter will benefit from this course.

Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led on-online boot camp.

Boot Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Follow On Certification:

None

Course Outline

The course contains these components:

  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 NX-OS Solution
  • Implementing VXLAN in Data Center
  • Implementing MPLS in Data Center
  • Configuration Management, Automation, and Programmability
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Topology Options
  • Programmable VXLAN Fabric
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches
  • Managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches with Cisco DCNM

 

Lab outline:

  • Provision Baseline Connectivity with Ansible
  • Implement VXLAN with BGP eVPN Signaling
  • Manage Switch Over Cisco NX-API
  • Program Switch with Python
  • Configure Intelligent Traffic Director
  • Troubleshoot and Manage Switches Using Bash and Guest Shell
  • Provision VXLAN and Manage Switch with Cisco DCNM

Payment Policy / Options:

  • Prepayment is required for all courses and packages. All prices are based on USD currency.
  • Pricing, registration terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.
  • Payment can be made using following methods:
  • PayPal
  • Credit Card: American Express, MasterCard, Visa.
  • CISCO Learning Credits (to submit CLC request please contact sales@micronicstraining.com).
  • Bank Wire.

Retake Policy:
There are no free retakes for this track.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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February 11, 2019 - February 15, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
April 22, 2019 - April 26, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
October 7, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00

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Course Description:

This five-day, fast-paced course provides comprehensive training on how to install, configure, and manage a VMware NSX-T Data Center environment. This course covers key NSX-T Data Center features and functionality offered in the NSX-T Data Center 2.4 release, including the overall infrastructure, logical segments, logical routers, networking and security services, micro-segmentation and firewalls, and so on. Access to a software-defined data center environment is provided through hands-on labs to reinforce the skills and concepts presented in the course.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe VMware Virtual Cloud Network and the NSX-T Data Center architecture
  • Describe the NSX-T Data Center components and main functions
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center key features and benefits
  • Deploy and configure NSX-T Data Center infrastructure
  • Configure layer 2 logical segmenting and bridging
  • Explain the tiered routing architecture and configure logical routers
  • Configure advanced services such as VPN and load balancing
  • Explain the NSX-T Data Center security model with micro-segmentation
  • Configure distributed and edge firewall to protect east-west and north-south traffic
  • Explain advanced security enforcement with partner service insertion
  • Gather relevant information and perform basic troubleshooting

Who Should Attend:

Experienced system administrators or network administrators

Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led on-online boot camp.

Boot Camp Hours:

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Follow On Certification:

None

Module 1:  VMware Virtual Cloud Network and NSX Data Center

  • Distributed Virtual Switching
  • Management Plane
  • Control Plane
  • Data Plane
  • Consumption Models

Module 2: NSX Data Center Infrastructure DeploymentNSX Management Cluster

  • Deploy VMware NSX Manager Nodes
  • Navigate through the NSX Manager UI
  • Data Plane Components
    • N-VDS
    • Transport Nodes
    • Transport zones
    • Profiles
  • Perform transport node preparation and establish the data center infrastructure
  • Verify transport node status and connectivity

Module 3: NSX Data Center Logical Switching

  • Function of L2 segments by type
  • Tunneling and the GENEVE encapsulation
  • Configure logical segments
  • Attach hosts using NSX Manager UI
  • Segment profiles
  • Create segment profiles
  • Apply Segment Profiles to segments and ports
  • MAC, ARP, and TEP tables
  • Observe L2 unicast packet flow
  • ARP suppression
  • BUM traffic

Module 4: NSX Data Center Logical Routing

  • Logical Routing
  • Two-tier routing architecture, topologies, and components
  • Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateway functions
  • Logical Router Components
    • Service Router
    • Distributed Router
  • Architecture and function of NSX Edge nodes
  • NSX Edge nodes deployment options
  • Configure NSX Edge nodes and create NSX Edge clusters 
  • Configure Tier-0 and Tier-1 Gateways 
  • Single-tier and multitier packet flow
  • Configure static routing and dynamic routing
  • Enable ECMP on Tier-0 Gateway
  • NSX Edge HA, failure detection, and failback modes

Module 5: NSX Data Center Logical Bridging 

  • Logical bridging
  • Compare routing and bridging solutions
  • Components of logical bridging
  • Create bridge clusters and bridge profiles

Module 6: NSX Data Center Services

  • NSX Data Center services
  • Network Address Translation
  • Configure Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • DNS and DHCP services
  • Configure DNS and DHCP services
  • Load-balancing
    • Topologies
    • Components
  • Configure L4-L7 load balancing
  • IPSec VPN
  • L2 VPN
  • Configure IPSec VPN and L2 VPN using NSX Manager UI

Module 7:  NSX Data Center Security

  • NSX Data Center Security
  • Micro-segmentation
  • Distributed Firewall
    • Architecture
    • Components
    • Operation
  • Configure Distributed Firewall sections and rules
  • Gateway Firewall
    • Architecture
    • Components
    • Operation
  • Configure Gateway Firewall sections and rules
  • Network Introspection service insertion
    • East-West Security
    • North-South Security
  • Endpoint Protection

Module 8: User and Role Management

  • VMware Identity Manager
  • Integrate VMware Identity Manager with NSX Data Center
  • User Types
  • Authentication policies
  • Permissions
  • Deploy Role-Based Access Control to restrict user access
  • Built-in roles in VMware Identity Manager
  • Role assignment to users

Module 9: NSX Data Center Basic Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • Collecting local and remote log files 
  • Troubleshooting tools
    • IPFIX
    • Traceflow
    • Packet Capture
    • SPAN
  • Solve basic problems related to installation, switching, routing, and firewalls
  • CLI commands to verify the component configuration and status

Payment Policy / Options:

  • Prepayment is required for all courses and packages. All prices are based on USD currency.
  • Pricing, registration terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.
  • Payment can be made using following methods:
  • PayPal
  • Credit Card: American Express, MasterCard, Visa.
  • CISCO Learning Credits (to submit CLC request please contact sales@micronicstraining.com).
  • Bank Wire.

Retake Policy:
There are no free retakes for this track.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

 

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October 21, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
December 9, 2019 - December 13, 2019
Course Fee$2,995.00
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