The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure–Advanced (DCACIA) v1.1 is a 5-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that shows you how to integrate the capabilities of 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 providing enhanced management and policy framework, along with the protocols used in the underlying fabric. The course also covers how to use Cisco ACI as a policy-driven solution that integrates software and hardware, and how to implement Cisco ACI Multi-Pod and Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator (NDO) deployments. You will gain hands-on practice implementing advanced ACI capabilities such as Rogue Endpoint Feature, Transit Routing, VRF Route Leaking, Contracts and Zoning Rules, Policy Based Redirect to Layer 4–7 Service Node, Multi-Pod Fabric and Cisco ACI Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator.

This course will help you learn best practices for implementing and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode, leverage the integration software and hardware solutions to expand the capabilities of data center and cloud networks, and maximize the benefits of an application-centric approach to deliver automation and flexibility in IT services, and automate fabric deployment and configuration.

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Date: from 21.8.2023 to 25.8.2023
Language: English
Location: Europe/Africa
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Date: from 29.1.2024 to 2.2.2024
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After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain Cisco ACI advanced fabric packet forwarding
  • Explain advanced ACI policy and tenant configuration
  • Describe Cisco ACI Multi-Pod deployment
  • Explain the details and consideration of implementing and integrating traditional network with Cisco ACI
  • Describe Cisco ACI Service Graph Policy-Based Redirect (PBR)
  • Describe Cisco ACI Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator deployment


This course contains the following components:
  • Cisco ACI Advanced Packet Forwarding
      • Packet Forwarding Between Leaf Switches
      • Endpoint Learning
  • Using Advanced Cisco ACI Policy and Tenant Configuration
      • Layer 3 Outside Transit Routing
      • Using Tenant Common for Shared Services
  • Implementing Traditional Network in Cisco ACI
      • Integrating Switched Network with Cisco ACI
      • Migrating Existing Switched Network to Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Service Graph PBR
      • Service Graph PBR Overview
      • PBR End-to-End Packet Flow
  • Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Deployment
      • Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Overview
      • Inter-Pod Network Overview
  • Cisco Nexus Dashboard Deployment
      • Cisco Nexus Dashboard Overview
      • Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Lab outline:
  • Examine Local and Remote Endpoint Learning
  • Verify Bounce Entries
  • Validate IP Learning
  • Mitigate IP and MAC Flapping with the Rogue Endpoint Feature
  • Enable Transit Routing
  • Implement VRF Route Leaking
  • Configure VRF Route Leaking with L3Out
  • Examine Contracts and Zoning Rules
  • Configure Policy-Based Redirect to Layer 4–7 Service Node
  • Deploy Multi-Pod Fabric
  • Provision Policies with Cisco ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator

Prerequisite Knowledge

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • Basic understanding of Cisco ACI
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

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