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.

Student Testimonials

Instructor did a great job, from experience this subject can be a bit dry to teach but he was able to keep it very engaging and made it much easier to focus. Student
Excellent presentation skills, subject matter knowledge, and command of the environment. Student
Instructor was outstanding. Knowledgeable, presented well, and class timing was perfect. Student

Click here to print this page »


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