Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure Fundamentals v2.0

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Instructed by Dell EMC

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Course Description


DCACIF (Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure Fundamentals) is a 5-day
Instructor-led training course that is designed for systems & field engineers who install &
implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode using the updated 2.0(x) version
& updated Cisco Nexus 9000 hardware platform. The course covers the key components
& procedures you need to know to understand, configure, manage Cisco Nexus 9000
Switches in ACI mode utilizing the updated 2.0(x) version, & how to connect the ACI
Fabric to external networks & services. Cisco ACI Release 2.0(x) offers many new

  • ACI vCenter Plugin for VMware vSphere Web Client
  • AVS Health Status
  • Contact Permit Logging
  • COOP Authentication
  • Digital Optical Monitoring
  • Layer 3 Multicast Support
  • Added OSPF Inbound Route Controls
  • Policy-Based Redirect for Provisions Service Appliances
  • EPG Deployment Through AEP
  • FCoE N-Port Virtualization Support
  • Layer 3 EVPN Services Over WAN Fabric
  • Port-Security
  • Support for Multiple vCenters per Fabric


Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI

  • Describe the ACI fabric
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9300-EX Series Switch hardware
  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)
  • Understand the Cisco Cloud Based APIC
  • Describe VXLAN Bridging, Gateway and Routing
  • Configure VDS and ADS microsegmentation
  • Configure ACI L4L7 service integration
  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor
  • Understand the programmability & orchestration of the ACI network
  • Discuss ACI connectivity to outside networks
  • Implement ACI management

Suggested Audience

This course is intended for:

  • Systems engineers, technical architects, & product specialists in data center technical sales roles
  • Students who need to gain experience understanding, configuring, & designing the data center networking environment with Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches.


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student should
have knowledge and skills associated with the following:

  • Cisco Ethernet switching products
  • Cisco data center architecture
  • Virtualization
  • Good understanding of networking protocols, routing, & switching:
  • Recommended CCNA Certification
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco IP Routing Class (ROUTE)
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco Switching Class (SWITCH)
  • Learner will be exposed to the configuration of advanced technologies, such as BGP, OSPF & IS-IS. The learner will not be required to have experience with these technologies in order successfully complete the class.

Course Curriculum

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  • What problems are we trying to fix?
  • Hardware Overview
  • Software Overview
  • Fabric Transport
  • GUI & CLI Overview
  • Configuring Tenants & Contracts
  • Policy Coordination with VM Managers
  • Hypervisors & Bare Metal
  • Vmm Domains
  • Microsegmetation in the New Data Cente
  • Overview of External Connectivity
  • Layer 3 Outside Connectivity & Configuratio
  • Service Insertion Concepts
  • Configuring L4-L7 Devices
  • Administration & Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting, Faults & Monitoring
  • Need for Programming
  • JSON & XML
  • Programmability with REST API
  • Orchestratio
  • Attaching Appliances to the Fabric
  • Policy & Application Mapping
  • • Lab 1: Initiate ACI Fabric Discovery
  • • Lab 2: Configure the OOBManagement Address of the Fabric Switches
  • • Lab 3: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • • Lab 4: Configure Policy Filters & Contracts
  • • Lab 5: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
  • • Lab 6: Build a Physical Domain
  • • Lab 7: Register a VMM Domain with ACI
  • • Lab 8: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the APIC-Initiated VS
  • • Lab 9: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
  • • Lab 10: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
  • • Lab 11: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • • Lab 12: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
  • • Lab 13: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
  • • Lab 14: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile
  • • Lab 15: Configure APIC Using the REST API
  • • Lab 16: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users
  • • Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
  • • Lab 18: Monitor & Troubleshoot ACI


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This class is intended for participants with some prior exposure to the technology and are now looking to build up their expertise on the topic.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to sit of the related certification exam (see course overview). All participants receive a course completion certificate, demonstrating their expertise on the subject.

Total duration of the online, live instructor led sessions. Sessions are typically delivered as short lectures (2-hrs weekdays/3-hrs weekends) and detailed hands-on guidance.

Expected offline lab work hours that participants will need to complete and submit to the trainer, during and after the instructor-led online sessions.

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