← Back to Course Offerings

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v3.0

Data Center/Cloud, Technology

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v3.0 course is designed for senior engineers and IT professionals who implement and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode

Course Description

Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v3.0 is a 5-day Instructor-led course designed for senior engineers and IT professionals who implement and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode. This course covers the key components of the Cisco ACI architecture and how to connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services.

You will gain the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode. You will learn how to deploy Cisco ACI security, networking, virtualization, automation, and programmability features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and migrate to a policy-enforced data center.a

Course Details

Duration: 5 Days
Fee: Contact Us

Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Understanding of Cisco Ethernet switching products
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of server virtualization
  • Understanding of networking protocols and experience configuring advanced routing and switching

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

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Technical professionals who need to learn more about the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch in ACI Mode.

The primary audience for this course includes:

  • Systems, Field, and Security Engineers
  • Network and Data Center Architects
  • Server Administrators
  • Application Developers
  • Cisco Customers, Channel Partners, Resellers

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Install the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode
  • Configure the Cisco ACI controller (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller [APIC])
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Understand the differences between Cisco ACI code versions
  • Configure Cisco ACI Layer 4 through Layer 7 service integration
  • Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a multi-hypervisor fabric
  • Deploy the security and management capabilities of the Cisco ACI network
  • Connect Cisco ACI to outside networks
  • Extend and interconnect the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Migrate from a traditional data center to Cisco ACI with a common, policy-enforced approach
  • Manage Cisco ACI
  • Program and orchestrate the Cisco ACI network
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Cisco ACI Overview
    • Cisco ACI Architecture and Building Blocks
    • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
    • Cisco ACI Access Policies
    • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
    • Cisco ACI Packet Flow Scenarios
  • Module 2: Cisco ACI Codes, Delta Releases, and Features
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 1.2
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 1.3
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.0
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.1
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.2
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 2.3
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 3.0
    • Features Presented in Cisco ACI Version 3.1
  • Module 3: Virtualization, Containers, and Third-Party Integration Features
    • Examining VMware Fundamentals
    • Cisco ACI Integration with VMware vCenter
    • Cisco ACI Integration with Cisco AVE
    • Cisco ACI Microsegmentation and Intra-EPG Isolation
    • Cisco ACI Integration with Microsoft SCVMM and Azure Pack
    • Cisco ACI Integration with OVS and OpenStack
    • Cisco ACI Integration with Containers
  • Module 4: Security and Monitoring Features
    • Cisco ACI L4–L7 Service Insertion
    • Cisco ACI Fabric Security
    • Role-Based Access Control
    • Monitoring, Logging, and Fault Management in Cisco ACI
    • Cisco NetFlow
  • Module 5: Cisco ACI External Networking
    • Cisco ACI External Connections
    • Cisco ACI External L3 Networks
    • Configuring External L3 Networks
    • Cisco ACI External L2 Networks
    • Configuring External L2 Networks
  • Module 6: Cisco ACI Fabric Extensions and Interconnections
    • Deployment Options
    • Stretched Fabric
    • Cisco ACI GOLF Deployment
    • Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Deployment
    • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Deployment
    • Migrating Existing Networks to Cisco ACI
  • Module 7: Fabric Management and Automation
    • Cisco ACI Management
    • Cisco ACI Programmability
    • REST API-Based Automation
    • Cisco ACI Orchestration Solutions
    • Cisco ACI Upgrade and Image Management
  • Module 8: Common Troubleshooting Scenarios
    • Cisco APIC Access Methods
    • Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools Using API
    • Troubleshooting Intra-Fabric Forwarding
    • Troubleshooting L3 Out
    • Exporting TechSupport