Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure-Advanced (DCACIA) v1.1

Duration : 5 Days (40 Hours)

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure-Advanced (DCACIA) v1.1 Course Overview:

In the Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure-Advanced (DCACIA) v1.1 course, you will learn to leverage the capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode. The course focuses on configuring and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode to provide an enhanced management and policy framework, including the underlying fabric protocols.

Additionally, you will learn how to utilize Cisco ACI as a policy-driven solution that integrates software and hardware, enabling efficient network management. The course covers advanced topics such as Cisco ACI Multi-Pod deployments and Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator (NDO) deployments.

Through hands-on practice, you will gain experience in implementing advanced ACI capabilities. These include features such as Rogue Endpoint detection, Transit Routing, VRF Route Leaking, Contracts and Zoning Rules, Policy-Based Redirect to Layer 4-7 Service Nodes, Multi-Pod Fabric, and Cisco ACI Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to effectively integrate and utilize Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode. You will be able to implement advanced ACI capabilities to enhance network operations and optimize policy-driven management within your infrastructure.

This course earns you 40 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

How you’ll benefit
This course will help you:
● Learn best practices for implementing and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode
● Leverage the integration software and hardware solutions to expand the capabilities of data center and cloud networks
● Maximize the benefits of an application-centric approach to deliver automation and flexibility in IT services, and automate fabric deployment and configuration
● Prepare for 300-630 DCACIA exam which counts toward the CCNP Data Center certification
● Earn 40 CE credits towards recertification

Who should enroll
● Network designers
● Network administrators
● Network engineers
● Systems engineers
● Data center engineers
● Consulting systems engineers
● Technical solutions architects
● Field engineers
● Server administrators
● Network managers
● Storage administrators
● Cisco integrators and partners
● Program managers
● Project managers

Technology areas
● Data center


After taking this course, you should be able to:
● Explain Cisco ACI advanced fabric packet forwarding
● Explain advanced ACI policy and tenant configuration
● Demonstrate Cisco ACI Multi-Pod deployment
● Explain the details and consideration of implementing and integrating traditional network with Cisco ACI
● Describe Cisco ACI Service Graph Policy-Based Redirect (PBR)
● Describe Cisco ACI Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator deployment

● Cisco ACI Advanced Packet Forwarding
◦ Packet Forwarding Between Leaf Switches
◦ Endpoint Learning
● Using Advanced Cisco ACI Policy and Tenant Configuration
◦ Layer 3 Outside Transit Routing
◦ Using Tenant Common for Shared Services
● Implementing Traditional Network in Cisco ACI
◦ Integrating Switched Network with Cisco ACI
◦ Migrating Existing Switched Network to Cisco ACI
● Cisco ACI Service Graph PBR
◦ Service Graph PBR Overview
◦ PBR End-to-End Packet Flow
● Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Deployment
◦ Cisco ACI Multi-Pod Overview
◦ Inter-Pod Network Overview
● Cisco Nexus Dashboard Deployment
◦ Cisco Nexus Dashboard Overview
◦ Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

● Examine Local and Remote Endpoint Learning
● Verify Bounce Entries
● Validate IP Learning
● Mitigate IP and MAC Flapping with the Rogue Endpoint Feature
● Enable Transit Routing
● Implement VRF Route Leaking
● Configure VRF Route Leaking with L3Out
● Examine Contracts and Zoning Rules
● Configure Policy-Based Redirect to Layer 4–7 Service Node
● Deploy Multi-Pod Fabric
● Provision Policies with Cisco ACI Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
● Basic understanding of Cisco ACI
● Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
● Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

These are the recommended Cisco offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:
● Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
● Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
● Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

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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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