Implementing Cisco Appliation Centric Infrastructure-Advanced - DCACIA Course Outline

(5 Days)

Overview

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure–Advanced (DCACIA) is a 5-day course which shows you how to implement and use the advance features of the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. The course gives you the knowledge and skills to understand, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, how to implement traditional networks in Cisco ACI, and how to implement Cisco ACI Multi-Pod and Multi-Site 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 Multi-Site Orchestrator.

This course will help you:

  • Gain advanced skills and gain hands-on practice implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode
  • Qualify for professional-level and expert-level data center job roles

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Center Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Field Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic understanding of Cisco ACI
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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 Multi-Site deployment

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco ACI Advanced Packet Forwarding

  • Packet Forwarding Between Leaf Switches
  • Endpoint Learning
  • Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming to ACI Fabric
  • Endpoint Learning Optimizations
  • Endpoint Loop Protection
  • Rogue Endpoint Control

Module 2: Using Advanced Cisco ACI Policy and Tenant Configuration

  • Layer 3 Outside Transit Routing
  • Using Tenant Common for Shared Services
  • Using Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) Route Leaking for Shared Services
  • Using Layer 3 Outside configuration policy (L3Out) VRF Route Leaking for Shared Services
  • Detailed Contract Architecture with pcTag
  • Contract with vzAny
  • Contract Preferred Group

Module 3: Implementing Traditional Network in Cisco ACI

  • Integrating Switched Network with Cisco ACI
  • Migrating Existing Switched Network to Cisco ACI
  • Network- vs. Application-Centric Deployment Models

Module 4: Cisco ACI Service Graph PBR

  • Service Graph PBR Overview
  • PBR End-to-End Packet Flow
  • Service Graph PBR Requirements and Topologies
  • Service Graph PBR Tracking Options

Module 5: Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Deployment

  • Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Overview
  • Inter-Pod Network Overview
  • Multi-Pod Provisioning and Packet Flow Between Pods
  • Connectivity to External L3 Networks
  • Service Node Integration Considerations
  • Service Graph Considerations

Module 6: Cisco ACI Multi-Site Deployment

  • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Overview
  • Cisco ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator
  • Inter-Site Network Overview
  • Tenant Configuration Deployment from Multi-Site Orchestrator (MSO)
  • Packet Flow Between Sites
  • Multi-Site Stretched Components
  • Multi-Site vs Multi-Pod Comparison