Description

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v2.0 is a 5-day instructor-led lab-intensive course that introduces learners to management and implementation of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode. The course covers the key components and procedures that learners need to know to understand, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, and how to connect the ACI fabric to external networks and services.
This version of the course is based on the APIC GUI version 1.1(1j).

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI
  • Discuss the ACI fabric
  • Review Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)
  • Configure ACI Layer 4 – Layer 7 service integration
  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor
  • Understand the programmability and orchestration of the ACI network
  • Discuss ACI connectivity to outside networks
  • Implement ACI management
  • Describe migration options with ACI

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Cisco ACI Overview
    • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI Solution
    • Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric
    • Hardware Lab: Explore the Fabric Inventory
    • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • Cisco ACI Configuration
    • Configuring Cisco APIC
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
    • Hardware Lab: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
    • Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services
    • Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration
    • Hardware Lab: Register a VMM Domain with Cisco ACI
    • Hardware Lab: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the Cisco APIC DVS
    • Hardware Lab: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
    • Hardware Lab: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
    • Hardware Lab: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile
  • Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration
    • Demonstrating Cisco ACI Network Programmability
    • Cisco ACI Network Orchestration
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Cisco APIC Using the REST API
    • Hardware Lab: Export Contracts Between Tenants
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC Python API
  • Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management, and Migration
    • Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
    • Hardware Lab: Configure Cisco APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal Communications
    • Implementing ACI Management
    • Describing Migration Options with ACI
    • Hardware Lab: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
    • Hardware Lab: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows: During this course learners are exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as BGP, OSPF and IS-IS; learners are not required to have previous experience with these technologies in order to successfully complete the class.