Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualisation and Automation

Course information
Price: £ 2,695.00 Excl. VAT
Day(s): 5
Course Code: DCVAI
GTC: 41 Incl. VAT
CLC: 34 Excl. VAT
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Overview

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation is a five-day skills building course focused 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.

The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Attended or ave knowledge equivalent to DCICN, DCICT and DCAC9K

Content

Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
  • Configuring Logical Device Separation
  • Configuring Virtual Switching Technologies

NX-OS Configuration Automation

  • Implementing Configuration Programmability
  • Implementing Configuration Profiles
  • Using Scripting Tools

Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Describing Management
  • Describing Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

ACI Constructs

  • Describing Tenant-Based Policies
  • Describing VMM Domain Integration
  • Describing Contracts Within an Application Profile

Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability

  • Configuring Monitoring
  • Configuring Security Domains and Role Mapping
  • Describing Cisco ACI Programmability

Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
  • Describing vPC
  • Deploying Cisco AVS

Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking

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

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Lab 2: Discover and Initialize the ACI Fabric
  • Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
  • Lab 6: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
  • Lab 7: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Lab 8: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Lab 9: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Lab 10: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Lab 12: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Lab 13: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 14: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW

Objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Implement infrastructure virtualization solutions, such as VDC, VRFs, Cisco Nexus 1000v and Cisco AVS
  • Identify programmability methods and program Cisco Nexus switches using XML, Python and NXAPI
  • Implement a Cisco ACI solution that provides fabric connectivity to bare-metal hosts, virtual machines and external Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with virtual machine managers, such as VMware vCenter
  • Enforce application policies in intra- and intertenant scenarios
  • Deploy Cisco AVS and microsegmentation
  • Program Cisco ACI using Python, RESTful APIs and Arya
  • Orchestrate Cisco ACI using the Cisco UCS Director
  • Insert L4-L7 services into the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Monitor Cisco ACI deployment using atomic counters and other monitoring tools

Target Audience

Individuals involved in the deployment of an ACI based data center

Certification

Recommended as preparation for exam:

  • 300-170  - Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation



This is one of four exams required for the CCNP Data Center Certification

Follow on Courses

The following courses are recommended for further study:

  • DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCII - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCID - Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
Schedule
Course Details
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 Wokingham
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
19 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018 London - Old Broad Street
19 Feb - 23 Feb, 2018
Virtual Training
21 May - 25 May, 2018 Wokingham
21 May - 25 May, 2018
Virtual Training

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All course dates
Date & Location Language Ver
October
15 Oct - 19 Oct, 2017 Riyadh Public Classroom
29 Oct - 02 Nov, 2017 Abu Dhabi Public Classroom
November
05 Nov - 09 Nov, 2017 Burj Doha - West Bay Public Classroom
12 Nov - 16 Nov, 2017 Dubai-Knowledge Village Public Classroom
12 Nov - 16 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 Zoetermeer (Centrum West 21) EN Public Classroom
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 UK, Global Knowledge Public Classroom
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2017 Stockholm - Kista Public Classroom
December
03 Dec - 07 Dec, 2017 Riyadh Public Classroom
17 Dec - 21 Dec, 2017 Cairo-Sheraton Public Classroom
18 Dec - 22 Dec, 2017 Nieuwegein (Iepenhoeve 5) EN Public Classroom
February
26 Feb - 02 Mar, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
April
09 Apr - 13 Apr, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
May
14 May - 18 May, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
June
18 Jun - 22 Jun, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
July
02 Jul - 06 Jul, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
September
17 Sep - 21 Sep, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
24 Sep - 28 Sep, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom
November
19 Nov - 23 Nov, 2018 København (Hvidovre) Public Classroom
December
10 Dec - 14 Dec, 2018 RUEIL ATHENEE Public Classroom

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