Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualisation and Automation

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
DCVAI
Versions: 
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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.

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)

Audience

  • Systems and field engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders
  • Data center engineers and managers
  • Program managers
  • Project managers

Skills Gained

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • 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 NXAPI
  • 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

Prerequisites

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

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K)
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:

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

Course Outline

Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
  • Configuring Virtual Switching Technologies

NX-OS Configuration Automation

  • Implementing Configuration Programmability
  • Implementing Configuration Profiles
  • Using Scripting Tools

Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Describing Management
  • Describing Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

ACI Constructs

  • Describing Tenant-Based Policies
  • Describing VMM Domain Integration
  • Describing Contracts Within an Application Profile

Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability

  • Configuring Monitoring
  • Configuring Security Domains and Role Mapping
  • Describing Cisco ACI Programmability

Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
  • Describing vPC
  • Deploying Cisco AVS

Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking

  • Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
  • Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
  • Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
  • Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

Labs:

  • Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Lab 2: Discover and Initialize the ACI Fabric
  • Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
  • Lab 6: Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
  • Lab 7: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Lab 8: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Lab 9: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Lab 10: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Lab 12: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Lab 13: Provision Cisco ACI Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 14: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW

Exam

Recommended as preparation for exam:

300-170 - Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation

This is one of four exams required for the CCNP Data Center Certification

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Hamburg
Hamburg5 2500 £2500 2019-01-28
Edinburgh
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Devon
Exeter5 2156 £2156 2019-02-04
Midlands
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Bristol
Bristol5 2156 £2156 2019-02-04
London
London5 3208 £3208 2019-02-11
Eschborn
Eschborn5 2500 £2500 2019-02-11
London
London5 2500 £2500 2019-02-11
London
London5 2500 £2500 2019-02-11
Lombardia
Milan5 2500 £2500 2019-02-18
Bavaria
Garching5 2500 £2500 2019-02-25
Wallisellen
Wallisellen5 2500 £2500 2019-02-25
Madrid
Madrid5 2500 £2500 2019-02-25
London
London5 2945 £2945 2019-02-25
Wien
Vienna5 2500 £2500 2019-03-04
Lisboa
Lisbon5 2500 £2500 2019-03-04
Ile de France
Paris5 2500 £2500 2019-03-18
Berlin
Berlin5 2500 £2500 2019-03-18
Onsite
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-03-23
Onsite
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-03-23
Bristol
Bristol5 2156 £2156 2019-04-01
Edinburgh
Edinburgh5 2156 £2156 2019-04-01
Budapest
Budapest5 2500 £2500 2019-04-01
Devon
Exeter5 2156 £2156 2019-04-01
Midlands
Birmingham5 2156 £2156 2019-04-01
Hamburg
Hamburg5 2500 £2500 2019-04-08
London
London5 3208 £3208 2019-04-29
London
London5 3208 £3208 2019-04-29
Berkshire
Wokingham5 2945 £2945 2019-06-10