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DCVAI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich, hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.

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To fully benefit from this course, students should be able to do the following:
  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation

Lesson 1: Configuring Logical Device Separation
Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Switching Technologies

Module 2: NX-OS Configuration Automation

Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
Lesson 2: Implementing Configuration Profiles
Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools

Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure

Lesson 1: Descripbing Cisco ACI Fabric
Lesson 2: Describing Management
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

Module 4: ACI Constructs

Lesson 1: Describing Tenant-Based Policies
Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
Lesson 3: Describing Contracts Within an Application Profile

Module 5: Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability

Lesson 1: Configuring Monitoring
Lesson 2: Configuring Security Domains and Role Mapping
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability

Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

Lesson 1: Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
Lesson 2: Describing vPC
Lesson 3: Deploying Cisco AVS

Module 7: Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking

Lesson 1: Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
Lesson 2: Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
Lesson 3: Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
Lesson 4: Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection