Configuring Cisco ACI v4.0

Configuring Cisco ACI v4.0

Course Fee: $2,995.00

30 CLCs

Course Description:

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 Objective:

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:

  • 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:


Course Outline

Hands on Labs denoted by Underline

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 7: 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 8: 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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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 22 to February 26, 2021
    October 26, 2020 - February 22, 2021
    9:05 pm - 10:05 pm
  • June 14 to June 18, 2021
    October 26, 2020 - June 14, 2021
    9:10 pm - 10:10 pm
  • October 25 to October 29, 2021
    October 26, 2020 - October 25, 2021
    9:15 pm - 10:15 pm
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