Application Centric Infrastructure ACI 

Pearson presents Application Centric Infrastructure (API) LiveLessons. Learn concepts, policy, security, and infrastructure architecture.

Application Centric Infrastructure ACI 

Course Description

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) LiveLessons from Pearson is designed to get you up and running with ACI--Cisco’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution and the hottest topic in the data center today. In this course from Pearson, you will gain knowledge through screencasts and demos from an ACI expert so you can get the information you need. This course is a great way to learn about the next generation data center platform that is changing the way customers are deploying the network, application, and security services in their enterprise. What you will learn: Targeted at helping viewers understand and successfully implement and manage the Nexus 9000 in ACI mode. Explore monitoring and troubleshooting techniques available in ACI. Become familiar with integrating services. Can be used as both introducti... Read More »

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) LiveLessons from Pearson is designed to get you up and running with ACI–Cisco’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution and the hottest topic in the data center today. In this course from Pearson, you will gain knowledge through screencasts and demos from an ACI expert so you can get the information you need. This course is a great way to learn about the next generation data center platform that is changing the way customers are deploying the network, application, and security services in their enterprise.

What you will learn:

  • Targeted at helping viewers understand and successfully implement and manage the Nexus 9000 in ACI mode.
  • Explore monitoring and troubleshooting techniques available in ACI.
  • Become familiar with integrating services.
  • Can be used as both introduction and review of the Nexus 9000 with ACI.
  • Provides ACI configuration examples to support comprehension of abstract concepts.
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Course Details:

Access Timeframe

The target audiences for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) LiveLessons are working engineers in Enterprise and Service Provider companies who want to incorporate Cisco data center technologies into their businesses; more specifically, candidates who want to learn about Cisco’s “SDN” like architecture, or next-generation data center fabrics and how Cisco is addressing this trend in the market.

Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • Certificate Info:

    Type of Certification

    Certificate of Completion

    Format of Certification

    Digital and Print

    Professional Association/Affiliation

    This certificate is issued by Pearson LearnIT

    Method of Obtaining Certification

    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

    Course Outline

  • Understanding Today’s Data Center
  • Understanding the Role of Orchestration
  • Examining ACI
  • Evaluating ACI Fabric Hardware
  • Understanding APIC Installation Basics
  • Examining Initial Fabric Configuration / Fabric Bring Up
  • Exploring Fabric / Switch Health Scores
  • Investigating Physical Health Scores
  • Exploring the Topology Tab
  • Exploring Basic Mode
  • Performing Setup Steps with Basic Mode
  • Understanding ACI Policy and Objects
  • Exploring Network Centric Mode
  • Creating a Tenant and VLANS
  • Examining L2 and L3 Connections to the Fabric
  • Migrating Workloads into the Fabric
  • Configuring ACI Initial Policies
  • Configuring ACI Pools
  • Configuring Domains
  • Configuring Attachable Access Entity Profiles
  • Configuring Interface Policies
  • Configuring Interface Policy Groups
  • Understanding and Configuring Interface Profiles
  • Configuring Switch Policy Profiles
  • Configuring Virtual Port Channels
  • Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEX)s
  • Setting Up a Tenant
  • Setting Up Contexts and Bridge Domains Using the GUI
  • Setting Up an Application Profile
  • Exploring Contracts and Filters
  • Understanding Virtualization Vendors and ACI Integration
  • Setting Up VMM Domain, vCenter Integration Using the GUI
  • Exploring the Application Virtualization System
  • Comparing AVS VLAN Mode vs VXLAN
  • Evaluating Network Services
  • Interpreting L2 / L3 Design Considerations
  • Examining Layer 2 External Options
  • Examining Layer 3 External Options
  • Considering Route Reflector Recommendations
  • Setting Up L2 External Using the GUI
  • Setting Up L3 External Using the GUI
  • Configuring Routing Protocols on Layer 3 External Connections
  • Examining Multicast
  • Evaluating L4-7 S Ecosystem Partners
  • Comparing Managed vs Unmanaged L4-7 Integration
  • Examining Security Design / Considerations
  • Understanding ACI Health Scores
  • Understanding Operational Monitoring
  • Exploring the End Point Tracker
  • Exploring the Troubleshooting Tool
  • Examining Multi-data Center (MDC) Designs
  • Understanding Stretch Fabric Options
  • Evaluating Multiple Fabrics
  • Exploring Additional Stretch Fabric Considerations
  • Considering New Deployments
  • Performing Integration into Existing Deployments
  • Migrating from Nexus 9000 NX-OS to ACI
  • Understanding Role Based Access Control
  • Evaluating Configuration Checkpoints
  • Understanding Monitoring and SPAN Sessions
  • Examining Firmware Management
  • Examining GitHub and Programmability Tasks
  • Understanding the ACI Toolkit and Simulator
  • Exploring an Application Use Case / Walkthrough
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