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Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure



5 days

Public Price

On demand



Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) course shows you how to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. You will learn how to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, how to connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services, and the fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration. You will gain hands-on practice implementing key capabilities such as fabric discovery, policies, connectivity, VMM integration, and more.


This course will help you:

  • Gain the skills and hands-on practice integrating the enhanced, automated capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode for quicker application deployment

  • Get the knowledge for protocols, solutions and designs to acquire professional-level and expert-level data center job roles

  • Earn 40 CE credits toward recertification

Who should attend

  • Network Designer

  • Network Administrator

  • Network Engineer

  • Systems Engineer

  • Data Center Engineer

  • Consulting Systems Engineer

  • Technical Solutions Architect

  • Cisco Integrators/Partners

  • Field Engineer

  • Server Administrator

  • Network Manager

  • Storage Administrator

  • Cisco integrators and partners


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

  • Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching

  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products

  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture

  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals


These are the recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and basic Cisco ACI concepts

  • Describe Cisco ACI policy model logical constructs

  • Describe Cisco ACI basic packet forwarding

  • Describe external network connectivity

  • Describe VMM Integration

  • Describe Layer 4 to Layer 7 integrations

  • Explain Cisco ACI management features


  • Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts

    • What Is Cisco ACI?

    • Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware

  • Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs

    • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs

    • Tenant

  • Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding

    • Endpoint Learning

    • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration Knob

  • Introducing External Network Connectivity

    • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options

    • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity

  • Introducing VMM Integration

    • VMware vCenter VDS Integration

    • Resolution Immediacy in VMM

  • Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations

    • Service Appliance Insertion Without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph

    • Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph

  • Explaining Cisco ACI Management

    • Out-of-Band Management

    • In-Band Management

Lab outline

  • Validate Fabric Discovery

  • Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)

  • Create Access Policies and Virtual Port Channel (vPC)

  • Enable Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same Endpoint Group (EPG)

  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity

  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity

  • Compare Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain

  • Configure External Layer 2 (L2Out) Connection

  • Configure External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connection

  • Integrate Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) With VMware vCenter Using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)

Dates and Booking

UAE, Dubai

  • Fev 13-17, 2023

  • Apr 10-14, 2023

  • Jun 12-16, 2023

  • Aug 14-18, 2023

  • Oct 16-20, 2023

  • Dec 11-15, 2023

Egypt, Cairo

  • Dec 11-15, 2022

Kuwait, Kuwait City

  • Jun 12-16, 2023

Oman, Muscat

  • Aug 14-18, 2023

Qatar, Doha

  • Apr 10-14, 2023

  • Aug 14-18, 2023

  • Dec 11-15, 2023

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

  • Fev 13-17, 2023

  • Jun 12-16, 2023

  • Oct 16-20, 2023

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