Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
DCACIO

Overview

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting course shows you how to operate and troubleshoot a Cisco data center network infrastructure running Cisco ACI. Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn about operational tools, 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.

Audience

IT professionals who support a Cisco ACI Data Center network.

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Operationalise and troubleshoot the ACI fabric
  • Understand Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) and its monitoring, management and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Avoid common mistakes and recognise common symptoms

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
  • Understanding of basic network troubleshooting
  • DCAC9K or CACND attendance recommended

Course Outline

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

Labs

  • Lab 1: Create Baseline 3-Tier Application
  • Lab 2: Import/Export
  • Lab 3: Snapshot/Config Rollback
  • Lab 4: Configuring Syslog
  • Lab 5: Configuring Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Lab 6: Troubleshooting Challenge Labs

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