CLDACI – Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0


5 days

List Tuition : $4,295.00 USD

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This course is designed to help you prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional-level certification specializing in cloud technologies. This course extensively covers the process of implementing public, private, and hybrid clouds based on Cisco ACI.

  • Network administrator
  • Server administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fundamentals
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VM managers
  • Implement application policies
  • Configure Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
  • Extend Cisco ACI to external Layer 3 and Layer 4 connections
  • Configure orchestration and automation tools, protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • 1. Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals

    • ACI key features
    • Nexus 9000 product family
    • ACI management networks
    • Virtual eXtensible LAN
    • API controller
    • Tenants
    • DHCP relay
    • Authentication, authorization, and RBAC
    • Fabric and access policies
    • ACI VMM domains
    • Hypervisor normalization
    • ACI and VMware VDS
    • ACI applications
    • Policy model
    • Policy driven data center design advantages
    • Application profiles
    • ACI fabric gateway
    • Load balancing

    2. Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

    • Port channels
    • Configuring vPC in ACI
    • Cisco application virtual switch (AVS)
    • Inter-tenant communication and contracts
    • Layer 4 to Layer 7 application profiles
    • Layer 4 to Layer 7 services programmability

    3. Configure Cisco ACI External Connections

    • ACI external connections
    • Access policies for L3-out
    • L3-out configuration
    • Layer 2 outside connections
    • Layer 2 connection configurations

    4. Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment

    • ACI programmability
    • REST API
    • Python programmability tools
    • UCS director
    • ACI migration
    • Migration options

    Lab 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Virtual Machines
    Lab 2: Implement Application Policies
    Lab 3: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
    Lab 4: Deploy vPC Connections to Hypervisors
    Lab 5: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
    Lab 6: Add Bare Metal Hosts and Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
    Lab 7: Integrate Cisco ASA Firewall in Cisco ACI Fabric
    Lab 8: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
    Lab 9: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
    Lab 10: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
    Lab 11: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya

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