Course Overview

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that 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.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$4,395
Duration: 
5 days
Version: 
6.0
Certification: 
CCNP Data Center
Exam: 
300-170
Learning Credits: 
44
  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • 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 NX-API
    • 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 Technologies

    Module 2: NX-OS Configuration Automation

    • Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
    • Lesson 2: Implementing Configuration Profiles
    • Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools

    Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure

    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
    • Lesson 2: Describing Management
    • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

    Module 4: ACI Constructs

    • Lesson 1: Describing Tenant-Based Policies
    • Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
    • Lesson 3: Describing Contracts Within an Application Profile

    Module 5: Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability

    • Lesson 1: Configuring Monitoring
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability

    Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

    • Lesson 1: Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
    • Lesson 2: Describing vPC
    • Lesson 3: Deploying Cisco AVS

    Module 7: Application-Centric Infrastructure 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
    • Guided Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
    • Guided Lab 2: Discover and Initialize the 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: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
    • Guided Lab 7: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
    • Guided Lab 8: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
    • Guided Lab 9: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
    • Guided Lab 10: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
    • Guided Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
    • Guided Lab 12: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
    • Guided Lab 13: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
    • Guided Lab 14: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW
  • The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

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

    Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge:

    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
    • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v2.0
    • Good understanding of the VMware environment
    • Channel Partners
    • Customers
    • Employees
    • Entry-level to experienced Network Administrator
    • Senior Network Engineer
    • Presales Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Data Center Administrator
    • Senior Systems Engineer
    • Senior Technical Solutions Architect