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DCAC9K - Cisco Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure v2.1 (DCAC9K)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Course Duration: 5 Days

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.

Who Should Attend

  • Network and data center cloud systems architects, as well as server administrators

  • Application developers and security engineers as well as virtualization administrators

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

  • Good understanding of networking protocols (CCNA Certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended) 

Note: If you’re looking for in-depth knowledge related to 9K NXOS Mode, VXLAN, and Cisco's onePK, then we recommend that you take DCINX9K - Cisco Nexus 9000 Design and Configuration before taking this course.

Course Objectives

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI

  • Discuss the ACI fabric

  • Review Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware

  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)

  • Configure ACI L4-L7 service integration

  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor

  • Understand the programmability and orchestration of the ACI network

  • Discuss ACI connectivity to outside networks

  • Implement ACI management

  • Describe migration options with ACI

Course Content

This subtopic provides an overview of how the course is organized. The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Cisco ACI Overview

  • Module 2: Cisco ACI Configuration

  • Module 3: Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration

  • Module 4: Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management, and Migration

    • Hardware Lab 1: Explore the Fabric Inventory

    • Hardware Lab 2: Configure Basic Network Constructs

    • Hardware Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts

    • Hardware Lab 4: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile

    • Hardware Lab 5: Register a VMM Domain with Cisco ACI

    • Hardware Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the Cisco APIC DVS

    • Hardware Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain

    • Hardware Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group

    • Hardware Lab 9: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile

    • Hardware Lab 10: Configure Cisco APIC Using the REST API

    • Hardware Lab 11: Export Contracts Between Tenants

    • Hardware Lab 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)

    • Hardware Lab 13: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC Python API

    • Hardware Lab 14: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network

    • Hardware Lab 15: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network

    • Hardware Lab 16: Configure Cisco APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal Communications     

    • Hardware Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI

    • Hardware Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users

Course ID: DCAC9K

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