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Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

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Overview

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The Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) 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.

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

To fully benefit from this course, students should be able to do the following:

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

After completion of this course, students will 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.

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

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