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Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode v2.0


Course Description


Overview

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (v2.0) is a five-day instructor-led course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to understand, configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode, as well as how to connect the ACI fabric to external networks and services.  

Audience

This course is for systems engineers, technical architects, and product specialists in data center technical sales roles. Students include those who need to gain experience with understanding, configuring, and designing the data center networking environment with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.  

Prerequisites

The prerequisites for this course are:
  • Students should be familiar with Cisco Ethernet switching products.
  • Students should understand Cisco data center architecture.
  • Students should be familiar with virtualization.
  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching:
    • Recommended CCNA Certification
    • Recommended attendance of Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)
    • Recommended attendance of Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)
 

Key topics

Module 1: Introducing Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI Solution
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Hardware Lab 1: Explore the Fabric Inventory
  • Hardware Lab 2: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check
Module 2: Cisco ACI Configuration
  • Lesson 1: Configuring Cisco APIC
  • Hardware Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Hardware Lab 4: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services
  • Lesson 3: Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration
  • Hardware Lab 5: Register a VMM Domain with Cisco ACI
  • Hardware Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the Cisco APIC DVS
  • Hardware Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
  • Hardware Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
  • Hardware Lab 9: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check
Module 3: Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration
  • Lesson 1: Demonstrating Cisco ACI Network Programmability
  • Lesson 2: Cisco ACI Network Orchestration
  • Hardware Lab 10: Configure Cisco APIC Using the REST API
  • Hardware Lab 11: Export Contracts Between Tenants
  • Hardware Lab 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)
  • Hardware Lab 13: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC Python API
  • Lesson 3: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4: Module Self-Check
Module 4: Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management, and Migration
  • Lesson 1: Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
  • Hardware Lab 14: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
  • Hardware Lab 15: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
  • Hardware Lab 16: Configure Cisco APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal Communications
  • Lesson 2: Implementing ACI Management
  • Lesson 3: Describing Migration Options with ACI
  • Hardware Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
  • Hardware Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users
  • Lesson 4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5: Module Self-Check
 

Objectives

After the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • 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 L4-L7 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

Course Duration

5 Days
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