Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)

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Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI) Training- Qatar

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI) is a new 5-day ILT course designed to help students 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 cloud-based on Cisco ACI.
 
Prerequisites:
    •    Good understanding of networking protocols
    •    Recommend CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
    •    Good understanding of the VMware environment
    •    Recommend attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0)(VICM)
 
Target Audience:
    •    Network Administrator
    •    Server Administrator
    •    Network Engineer
    •    Systems Engineer
    •    Technical Solutions Architect
 
Course Objectives:
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
    •    Describe 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)
 
Course Outine:
Module 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

Module 2: Implement Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
    •    Port channels
    •    Configuring vPC in ACI
    •    Cisco application virtual switch (AVS)
    ◦    Characteristics
    ◦    Distributed firewall
    ◦    Mircrosegmentation
    ◦    Installation
    ◦    Configuration
    ◦    Verification
    •    Inter-tenant communication and contracts
    •    Layer 4 to layer 7 application profiles
    •    Layer 4 to layer 7 services programmability

Module 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

Module 4: Automate and Design Cisco ACI Deployment
    •    ACI programmability
    •    REST API
    •    Python programmability tools
    •    UCS director
    •    ACI migration
    •    Migration options

Labs:
    •    Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Virtual Machines
    •    Implement Application Policies
    •    Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
    •    Deploy vPC Connections to Hypervisors
    •    Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
    •    Add Bare Metal Hosts and Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
    •    Integrate Cisco ASA Firewall in Cisco ACI Fabric
    •    Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
    •    Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
    •    Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
    •    Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya (Optional)