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Configuring Cisco Nexus 9K Switches in ACI Mode v3.0

This course is designed for systems and field engineers who manage and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. In this course, you will learn the key components and procedures for configuring and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. You will also learn how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Install the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode
  • Deploy the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Configure the Cisco ACI controller (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller [APIC])
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Understand the differences between Cisco ACI code versions
  • Configure Cisco ACI Layer 4 through Layer 7 service integration
  • Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a multi-hypervisor fabric
  • Deploy the security and management capabilities of the Cisco ACI network
  • Connect Cisco ACI to outside networks
  • Extend and interconnect the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Migrate from a traditional data center to Cisco ACI with a common, policy-enforced approach
  • Manage Cisco ACI
  • Program and orchestrate the Cisco ACI network
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI

Who Should Attend:

  •  Data Center Engineers
  •  Data Center Architects
  • Network Designers
  •  Network Administrators
  •  Network Engineers
  •  Virtualization Engineers
  •  Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  •  Systems Engineers
  •  Consulting Systems Engineers
  •  Technical Solutions Architects
  •  Field Engineers
  •  Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Section 1: Cisco ACI Overview

  • Section 2: Cisco ACI Codes, Delta Releases, and Features

  • Section 3: Virtualization, Containers, and Third-Party Integration Features

  • Section 4: Security and Monitoring Features

  • Section 5: Cisco ACI External Networking

  • Section 6: Cisco ACI Fabric Extensions and Interconnections

  • Section 7: Fabric Management and Automation

  • Section 8: Common Troubleshooting Scenarios


Lab Outline

  • Discovery 1: Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric Inventory

  • Discovery 2: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity

  • Discovery 3: Configure Cisco ACI Logical Constructs

  • Discovery 4: Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware Using Native DVS

  • Discovery 5: Deploy Cisco ACI Virtual Edge and Microsegmentation

  • Discovery 6: Integrate Cisco ASAv with Cisco APIC

  • Discovery 7: Configure Role-Based Access Control

  • Discovery 8: Explore Cisco ACI Monitoring and Netflow

  • Discovery 9: Enable Connectivity to External L3 Networks

  • Discovery 10: Enable Connectivity to External L2 Networks

  • Discovery 11: Configure Cisco APIC Using REST API

  • Discovery 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using Python Scripts

  • Discovery 13: Explore Cisco ACI App Center and Cisco ACI Optimize Feature

  • Discovery 14: Explore Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools

  • Discovery 15: Export TechSupport

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  •  Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
  •  Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  •  Familiarity with VMware virtualization fundamentals
  •  Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching

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