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Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

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Course Content

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.2 course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches. You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), virtualization, and automation of data center operations.

Who should attend

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners

Prerequisites

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization

Course Objectives

The goal of the course is to develop competency in learners to virtualize and program data centers, and implement the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure. The focus of the course is on the programmability capabilities of the Cisco ACI, using common tools, such as Python and RESTful programming.

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

  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch.
  • Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch.
  • Describe programmability options on Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management.
  • Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS.
  • Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
  • Create tenant-based policies for bare metal hosts
  • Describe the integration of VM Manager Domains with Cisco ACI
  • Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications
  • List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities
  • Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration
  • Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability
  • Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and microsegmentation
  • Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks
  • Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks
  • Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected. Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI

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Outline: Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Logical Device Separation
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Switching Technology

Module 2: Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Configuration Profiles
  • Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools

Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco ACI

Module 4: Cisco ACI Building Blocks and Application Policies

  • Lesson 1: Building Tenant-Based Policies with Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
  • Lesson 3: Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI

Module 5: Cisco ACI Manageability and Programmability

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Managing Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration

Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Lesson 1: Describing vPC
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco AVS

Module 7: Cisco ACI Networking

  • Lesson 1: Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 2: Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
  • Lesson 3: Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

Lab Outline

  • Guided Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Guided Lab 2: Discover and Initialize ACI Fabric
  • Guided Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Guided Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Guided Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
  • Guided Lab 6: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Guided Lab 7: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Guided Lab 8: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Guided Lab 9: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Guided Lab 10: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Guided Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Guided Lab 12: Provision Layer 2 Extension Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Guided Lab 13: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,395
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 44 CLC
Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,395
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 44 CLC
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Duration 365 days

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  • United States: US$ 1,500
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 15 CLC
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