Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACID) v1.0

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACID) v1.0 Course Overview:

In the Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACID) v1.0 course, you will gain comprehensive knowledge and skills to understand and leverage a programmable fabric design based on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. This 5-day training course offers a deep dive into Cisco ACI design, covering design considerations, best practices, and strategies to build robust ACI solutions while avoiding common mistakes that may impact the network infrastructure.

The course focuses on various design use cases, providing valuable information to help you make informed design decisions, validate your designs, and apply best practices when implementing Cisco ACI in multi-service or cloud data centers. You will gain hands-on experience and practice with design scenarios, enabling you to enhance your design skills and effectively utilize Cisco ACI in real-world scenarios.

By the end of the course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Cisco ACI design principles, considerations, and best practices. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to design and implement robust ACI solutions, ensuring optimal performance and reliability in multi-service or cloud data centers. This course will empower you to make informed design decisions and apply best practices while leveraging the power of Cisco ACI in your network infrastructure.

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Develop an understanding of programmable fabric designs built on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode
● Build the knowledge and skills necessary to build solid ACI solutions and avoid common mistakes

Who should enroll
This course is designed for the following roles:
● Network designer
● Network engineer
● Systems engineer
● Data center engineer
● Consulting systems engineer
● Technical solutions architect
● Cisco integrators/partners

Technology areas
● Networking
● Data center


After taking this course, you should be able to:
● Design Cisco ACI access policies according to best practices
● Use fabric system settings
● Design Cisco ACI logical components
● Design the migration of IP and logical components from an existing data center to Cisco ACI
● Design Cisco ACI physical structure
● Migrate existing data center connectivity and physical components from an existing environment to Cisco ACI
● Design Cisco ACI external Layer 3 connectivity and Cisco ACI Layer 4–7 service insertion, including PBRbased service redirection
● Design the L4-L7 service insertion in single-pod Cisco ACI, by evaluating the available options and choosing the optimal connectivity flow
● Design L4-L7 service insertion in Cisco ACI Multi-Pod
● Design a transit routing solution
● Design service sharing using vzAny
● Build a migration plan for Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity, including L3Outs and contracts
● Migrate vSphere compute environment to Cisco ACI
● Design QoS for interpod and intersite networks
● Design the DHCP Relay feature, SPAN feature, Port Tracking feature, Import/Export policies, and Snapshot/Rollback feature

● Designing Access Policies
● Using Fabric System Settings
● Designing Logical Components
● Use Case: Migration of IP and Logical Structure
● Designing Physical Structure
● Use Case: Migration of Connectivity and Physical Components
● Designing L3Outs and Service Insertion
● Use Case: Service Insertion in Single Pod
● Use Case: Service Insertion in Cisco ACI Multi-Pod
● Use Case: L3Out Transit Routing
● Use Case: Shared Services vzAny and Endpoint Security Groups
● Use Case: Migration of Layer 2 and Layer 3 Connectivity
● Use Case: VMware Data Center Migration to Cisco ACI
● Use Case: IPN and ISN QoS
● Use Case: DHCP Relay and SPAN

Before taking this course, you should have:
● Familiarity with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure implementations
● Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
● Familiarity with the management of Cisco data center switches
● Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

These recommended Cisco learning offerings may help students meet these prerequisites:
● Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
● Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
● Implementing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)

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  • Networking opportunities
  • Real-time feedback
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  • Familiar environment
  • Confidentiality
  • Team building
  • Immediate application

Training Exclusives

This course comes with following benefits:

  • Practice Labs.
  • Get Trained by Certified Trainers.
  • Access to the recordings of your class sessions for 90 days.
  • Digital courseware
  • Experience 24*7 learner support.

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