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What you’ll learn in this course

The Configuring Cisco ACI in the Cisco Nexus Data Center (CACND) v4.0 course shows you how to deploy, operate, and maintain the Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) in a data center using the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches. You will gain hands-on experience configuring and operating the Cisco ACI environment, configuring virtual port channels, connecting phycial endpoints, practicing troubleshooting, and more.

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Course duration

  • Instructor-led training: 4 days in the classroom with hands-on lab practice
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 5 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice

How you'll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Build your skills the using the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to manage the policy on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in the ACI fabric
  • Gain hands-on practice using Cisco ACI

Who should enroll

  • Data center engineers
  • Technical support personnel
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Technology areas

  • Data center

Course details

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the philosophy behind the Cisco ACI Model
  • Describe and configure the Cisco Nexus 9000 series of switches
  • Configure basic tasks using the Cisco APIC
  • Configure advanced tasks using the Cisco APIC
  • Configure Cisco ACI to work with VMware

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Complete knowledge of traditional networking
  • Data center and virtualization

Outline

  • Introduction to Cisco ACI
    • Examining Cisco ACI Components
    • Examining Cisco ACI Operations
  • Cisco ACI Component Architecture
    • Examining the Operation of the Cisco ACI Fabric
    • Exploring the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
    • Examining the Cisco APIC
    • Managing Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Configuration and Operation
    • Configuring the Cisco APIC from the GUI
    • Configuring the Cisco APIC from the Command Line Interface (CLI)
    • Configuring the Cisco APIC from the API
    • Configuring Fabric Access
    • Configuring Virtual Port Channels
    • Configuring ACI Connectivity to External Networks
    • Troubleshooting Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Hypervisor Integration
    • Configuring ACI Integration with VMware
  • Cisco ACI Advanced Features Configuration
    • Configuring Microsegmentation and Intra-EPG Isolation
    • Examining Transit Routing
    • Configuring Policy-Based Redirect
    • Configuring IP Multicast
    • Examining ACI Multifabric Options

Lab outline

  • Exploring the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Exploring the Cisco APIC
  • Operational Element Configuration from the GUI
  • Operational Element Configuration from the CLI
  • Operational Element Configuration from the API
  • Endpoint Physical Connectivity
  • Configuring Virtual Port Channels
  • Cisco ACI External Connectivity
  • Cisco ACI Troubleshooting
  • VM Integration with Cisco ACI
  • Configuring a Multisite Tenant