This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods, applications and utilities available to programmatically deploy and manage Cisco devices. You will learn about the tools and techniques needed for Cisco programmability and will practice these before using them to solve scenario based challenges. The course will provide you with a foundational set of Cisco programmability skills using a variety of tools, a clear grasp of the terminology and options available and an understanding of which tools and techniques you will subsequently benefit from diving deeper into.
Administrators, Engineers, and Managers with a need to understand how to configure, monitor, or troubleshoot Cisco devices through programming.
After completing this course you should be able to:
Compare and contrast examples of why programmability is needed and how this need is growing.
Review, download, and install various tools and techniques needed for Cisco programmability.
Create Python scripts to automate device administration.
Manage Cisco devices using the Cisco NX-API.
Manage Cisco ACI via the APIC GUI, Visore, & API Inspector.
Introduce Microsoft PowerShell Automate UCS PowerShell scripts with “Convert to UCS Commandlet”.
Deploy VMware's Orchestrator and PowerCLI.
Create Orchestrator jobs and PowerCLI script.
Attendees should meet the forllowing prerequisites:
Knowledge of Cisco devices but not necessarily of programming
Module 1: Initial Device Configuration for Management Connectivity
Module 2: Cisco Programmability Tools
Module 3: NX-API and Postman
Module 4: Python Fundamentals
Module 5: Working with JSON and XML Data Formats
Module 6: Building Device Configurations with Python
Module 7: ACI Programmability Tools
Module 8: PowerShell
Module 9: UCS PowerTool Foundations
Module 10:VMware PowerCLI & Orchestrator Basic
Lab 1: Perform initial device configuration
Lab 2: Research Cisco programmability tools
Lab 3: Check device status using NX-API and Postman
Lab 4: Install the Python software development kit and navigate its features
Lab 5: Compare and Contrast the JSON vs. XML formats and convert between the two
Lab 6: Use Python to configure basic device settings
Lab 7: Navigate the ACI APIC GUI to explore available programming tools
Lab 8: Download and Install PowerShell and Snap-ins
Lab 9: Apply a Cisco UCS Logical Server build
Lab 10: Automate vSphere with PowerCLI and Orchestrator
If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.
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