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ACI Operations and Troubleshooting v3.1 (ACIOPS v3.1)

Course Overview

After finishing this course, you will have the capacity to meet these destinations:

Cisco ACI Component Review

Cisco ACI arrangement configuration audit

Occupants survey

VLAN and VRF audit

Settings audit

Contracts audit

Scaffold Domain survey

EPG audit

Application Policies audit

Cisco ACI Operations

Know how to administrate and investigate propelled Cisco ACI tasks

Cisco ACI Troubleshooting

Be capable of cutting edge Cisco ACI investigating

Resolve Cisco ACI investigating situations

Cisco ACI Automation

Comprehend the Cisco ACI arrange programmability


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for network professionals looking for the following:

  • Automating Cisco-based Data Center and Cloud Infrastructures, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, Pre-Sales System Engineers, Field, and Network Engineers and Specialists. 

  • Network professionals who want to master Cisco ACI. 

  • IT and network managers who want to understand ACI to make the informed upgrade and refresh decisions to their DC network infrastructures as well as be able to articulate these decisions to the upper-level management. 

  • Network and IT managers who want to understand the business and technical benefits of moving to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructures.

  • Professionals who are preparing for the CCIE DC ACI.

ACI Operations and Troubleshooting v3.1 (ACIOPS v3.1)

Course Overview

Module 1: Cisco ACI Component Review

Lesson 1: Cisco ACI Architecture and Network Review

  • ACI and APIC survey
  • Inhabitant audit
  • VLAN and VRF survey
  • Extension Domain audit
  • Application Profile survey
  • EPG survey

Lesson 2: Policy Review

  • Channel survey
  • Contracts survey
  • Subject survey

Lesson 3: External Connectivity Review

  • Layer 2 – Switching survey
  • Layer 3-Routing conventions survey

Lesson 4: Physical Domain survey

  • Server network audit
  • System network survey
  • Switch survey
  • Switch survey

Lesson 5: Customer Setup Review

  • Scaling Cisco ACI
  • Movement ways to Cisco ACI

?Lab Exercises

  • Lab Exercise 1 - Reviewing the ACI Environment
  • Lab Exercise 2 - Tenant Review
  • Lab Exercise 3 – Observing Bridge Domains
  • Lab Exercise 4 - Review of EPG's
  • Lab Exercise 5 – Examine L2 Out
  • Lab Exercise 6 – Examine L3 Out
  • Lab Exercise 7 – Physical Server Domain

Module 2: Cisco ACI Operations

Lesson 1: Explore the Cisco ACI Control Plane and Packet Flow

  • Two EPGs with one Bridge Domain and one VRF
  • Two EPGs with two Bridge Domains and one VRF
  • Two EPGs with two Bridge Domains and two VRFs

Lesson 2: Cisco ACI Router Baseline

  • Course Profiles Overview
  • Configuration a Route-Profile
  • Applying a Route-Profile at the Bridge Domain level
  • Applying a Route-Profile at the Bridge Domain Subnet level
  • Applying a Route-Profile at the 'default' level
  • Applying a Route-Profile at the External EPG and External EPG Subnet levels
  • Applying a Route-Profile at the L3out level as an Interleak Policy

Lesson 3: Configure and Verify Changes in the Network

  • Make and confirm interface profiles
  • Make and confirm static EPGs
  • Confirm interfaces and embodiment

Lesson 4: Logging, DHCP Relay, Backups

  • Logging information and information maintenance
  • Action and review logs
  • DHCP Relay benefit
  • Infra/Tenant
  • L3 Out
  • L2 Out
  • Going down Configurations
  • Previews
  • Rollbacks

Lesson 5: Cisco ACI Upgrades

  • APIC programming picture
  • Switch picture
  • List image?

Lab Exercises

  • LAB Exercise 1-Detailed Review of Packet Flow
  • LAB Exercise 2-Verify Routing Information
  • LAB Exercise 3-Route-Profile-EPG
  • LAB Exercise 4-Route-Profile-Bridge Domain
  • LAB Exercise 5-Route Profile – EPG
  • LAB Exercise 6-Route Aggregation/Leaking
  • LAB Exercise 7-Setup and confirm logging
  • LAB Exercise 8-DHCP Relay
  • LAB Exercise 9-Performing Backups

Module 3: Cisco ACI Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools

  • System Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Cisco ACI Endpoint Tracker application
  • End Point to End Point testing
  • End Point to Application
  • End Point to End Point
  • End Point Group to End Point Group

Lesson 2: On-request Diagnostics

  • Cisco Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
  • Access SPAN (or foundation SPAN)
  • Texture SPAN
  • Occupant SPAN
  • Insights social event, checking, and diagnostics
  • Texture investigating diagnostics

Lesson 3: Cisco Nexus Data Broker Integration with Cisco ACI

  • Test gets to focuses (TAPs)
  • Set up Cisco ACI leaf ports as SPAN goals
  • Arrange SPAN sessions
  • Synchronize SPAN sessions
  • Information Broker utilize case

Lesson 4: Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools, Methodology and Scenarios

  • Technical support records
  • Nuclear counters
  • Investigate Fabric Initialization
  • Investigate APIC High Availability and Clustering
  • Investigate Firmware and Image Management
  • Deficiencies/Health Scores
  • Investigate Rest Interface
  • Investigate Management Tenant
  • Investigate Common Network Services
  • Investigate Unicast Data Plane Forwarding and Reachability
  • Investigate Policies and Contracts
  • Investigate Bridged Connectivity to External Networks
  • Investigate Routed Connectivity to External Networks
  • Investigate Virtual Machine Manager Insertion
  • Investigate Layer 4 Through 7 Services Insertion
  • Investigate ACI Fabric hub process crash investigating
  • APIC process crash troubleshooting?

Lab Exercises

  • Lab Exercise 1 – Configuring NTP
  • Lab Exercise 2-Using Endpoint Tracker
  • Lab Exercise 3 – Configuring Span Sessions
  • Lab Exercise 4 – Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Ticket 1
  • Ticket 2
  • Ticket 3
  • Ticket 4
  • Ticket 5

Module 4: Cisco ACI Automation

Lesson 1: The REST API

  • REST structure
  • Client– Server
  • Stateless
  • Cacheable
  • Uniform interface

Lesson 2: JSON and XML

  • JSON API qualities
  • XML API qualities
  • JSON and XML focal points, likenesses, and contrasts

Lesson 3 : Cisco ACI Data Model

  • The Cisco ACI programmable system foundation
  • The APIC information display
  • Understanding the Cisco ACI question arranged information demonstrate

Lab Exercises

  • Lab Exercise 1 – Write a login content
  • Lab Exercise 2-Adding and verifying Endpoints
  • Lab Exercise 3 – Retrieve Log Entries/Audit Log
  • Lab Exercise 4 - Verify Routing and Contract hits
  • Lab Exercise 4 – Health Checks

It is recommended that each student has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • CCNP DataCenter (or higher) knowledge and/or experience.

  • For all candidates, it is highly recommended that they have previously attended the Skyline Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure Fundamentals (DCACIF v2 or v3) course or Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode (Cisco DCAC9K v2 or v3).

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