Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode

Set up a Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with Cisco Nexus 9000 including hardware, policies, configuration, hypervisor integration, network programming and orchestration.

Data Center network and cloud architects, application developers and security engineers.

Have good knowledge of the VMware environment and network protocols Be CCNP certified or have equivalent knowledge Master the BGP protocol.

3 Days.

This CISCO training consists of theoretical input and many practical exercises (labs) Electronic course support, Dual-screen computers For “distance” training, they are carried out with a Teams or Zoom type videoconferencing tool depending on the case, allowing the trainer to adapt his pedagogy. Find on our website all the details on distance sessions or virtual classes.

Overview of Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode

Reminders on ACI concepts and principles Describe the strategies and the ACI strategy model in particular Differentiate between network strategies Define application logic through strategies Describe supplier and customer relationships Understand how to automate infrastructure through strategies Reminders on strategy initializations List the benefits of Data Center design based on strategies

Describe the ACI factory

Describe the simple “spine / leaf” site topology Describe the management of ACID networks Describe factory initialization and discovery via LLDP Describe extended VXLANs Describe the integrated overlay with / 32 host routing Describe unicast and multicast transfers Describe the distributed gateway level 3 Describe ACI as a gateway Describe dynamic load distribution “flowlet”

Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 switch hardware

Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 switches Describe chassis, supervisor modules, system controllers, switch modules (Fabric), interface modules (line card), fans and power supplies, and packet transmission of Cisco Nexus 9500s Describe switches Cisco Nexus 9300 Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 FEX support in ACI Describe 40 GB and 100 GB Ethernet networks in a Data Center Describe optical technologies supported by Cisco Nexus 9000 switches in ACI mode Describe the performance of Cisco Nexus 9000 switches for ACI

Configure APIC

Explain APICConfigure termination groups (EPG, endpoint group), application profiles, contracts, subjects and filters, “taboos”, contexts, “Bridge domains” and “tenants”

Cisco Application Centric (ACI) Configuration and Orchestration

Configure from layer 4 to layer 7

Describe service insertion and redirectionImplement service graphicsConfigure service specific application profiles from Layer 4 to Layer 7Configure ACI programming from Layer 4 to Layer 7Describe device packagesDescribe “Opflex”

Configure hypervisor integration in APIC

Describe policy coordination with VM managers Describe network management Configure ACI integration with VMware Configure ACI integration with Microsoft SCVMM Describe ACI integration with Redhat

Demonstrate ACI network programming and orchestration

Describe programming needs Describe JSON and XML encoding formats Configure ACI programming via REST API Implement the API “Inspector” Configure ACI programming via PythonDescribe OpflexDescribe Openstack orchestrationDescribe Opendaylight, an open source SDN controller

Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure External Connectivity, Management and Migration

Configure ACI connectivity to external networks

Reminders on internal and external network policies Configure a Layer 3 connection outside the network Configure a Layer 2 connection outside the network

Implement ACI management

Configure security domains and remote and local users Describe how to reuse ACI in standalone mode Describe ACI software management Visualize health status View faults and events Configure retention policy for logging, diagnostics and legal possibilities

Describe the migration options with ACI

Discuss for migration, methods of interconnection at delivery points (Pods) of existing Data Center networks to ACID factories Discuss options for migration from Cisco Nexus 5500 switches and FEXs to Cisco Nexus 9300 switches Discuss options for the migration of FEXs to Cisco Nexus 9300 switches Describe the connection of the existing layer 2 vPC from the networks to the ACI leaf end switches Describe the connection of the layer 3 of the networks to the ACI leaf end switches