Course Overview

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v1.0 course shows you how to operate and troubleshoot Cisco® data center network infrastructure running Cisco ACI. Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn about operational tools, and best practices and caveats for configuration management, performance tracking, and more. You will practice troubleshooting common issues on a live fabric. Based on lessons learned in over 100 production deployments, this course gives you the real-world knowledge and skills to boost operational efficiencies in your own deployment.

3 days
Learning Credits: 
  • This course will help you:

    • Quickly ramp up on Cisco ACI operational knowledge, skills, and best practices honed from over 100 production deployments
    • Gain hands-on troubleshooting techniques
    • Achieve the benefits of using Cisco ACI, such as streamlined operations
    • ACI Overview and Configuration Review
    • ACI Configuration Management
      • Installing, Upgrading, Backing Up, and Restoring ACI Fabric
    • Monitoring ACI
      • Always-On and On-Demand Monitoring Tools
      • Exercises: Visore, CLI Commands, Audit Logs, Traffic Map
    • Troubleshooting ACI
      • Methodologies, Tools, and Specific Examples
      • Exercises: iPing, End Point Tracker, Troubleshooting Tool, Contract Drops, Contracts, Traceroute, Atomic Counters
    • Create Baseline 3-Tier Application
    • Import/Export
    • Snapshot/Config Rollback
    • Configuring Syslog
    • Configuring Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    • Troubleshooting Challenge Labs
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
    • Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
    • Understanding of basic network troubleshooting

    The following courses will provide you with the required ACI skills:

    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K)
    • Configuring ACI in the Cisco Nexus Data Center (CACND)
  • IT professionals who support a Cisco ACI data center network, including:

    • Data center engineers
    • Field engineers
    • Network engineers
    • Systems engineers