Cisco ACI - Install, Manage and Configure

Develop essential skills for deploying a basic ACI Fabric to include Tenants, VRFs, Bridge Domains, Subnets, EPGs, application profiles for application connectivity and routed external connectivity. Newly update to APIC firmware version 3.2.

Module 1: ACI Overview

 

  • Issues in 3-tier architecture

  • Why are we moving to a 2-tier architecture

  • Introduce ACI terminology

  • Nexus 9K product line and comparison

  • APIC Controller introduction

 
Module 2: Basic ACI Initialization

 

  • Introduction to VXLAN & VTEP concepts

  • Hardware installation of an ACI fabric

  • Bringing up the ACI fabric with APIC Controller in place

 
Module 3: Logical & Physical Constructs of ACI

 

  • Logical Constructs: Tenant, VRF, Bridge Domain, Subnet, EPG

  • Physical Constructs: Switch Profile, Interface Profile, Interface Policy Group, Attachment Entity Profiles

  • Contracts between EPGs, VRFs, tenants etc.

 
Module 4: Domain Types 

  • Physical Domain

  • VMM Domain

  • L2-Out: Layer 2 external domain

  • L3-Out: Layer 3 external domain

 

Module 5: Multiple Datacenter approach

 

  • Stretch Fabric

  • Multi-POD

  • Multi-Site

  • Migration Approaches

 
Module 6: Integration Basics

 

  • L4-L7 Integration with F5, AVI or any external vendors

  • VMWare integration

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