ADVACI - Advanced ACI

Advanced ACI is a 5-day course designed to help students understand new and advanced features of Cisco ACI 5.x with VMware v6.x that help simplify, scale, and optimize complex data center networking environments.

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
Good understanding of networking protocols
Recommend CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
Good understanding of the VMware environment
Recommend attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (Version 6.0) (VICM)

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Implement Cisco ACI Fundamentals

ACI Topology
ACI management networks
Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN)
NTP Server on ACI Fabric Switches
Whitelist Model

Module 2: Cisco ACI External Network Connectivity

L3 Out
ACI Physical and External Domains
Route Reflection
OSPF Route Redistribution
ACI as a Transit Network

Module 3: Cisco Tenant Span

Visibility and Troubleshooting

Module 4: Cisco vzAny

Multisite Contracts

Module 5: Application Virtual Edge (AVE)

Application Virtual Edge Architecture
AVE and Virtual Pod (vPOD)
AVE L4-L7 Services
vcplugin AVE Install / Upgrade / Uninstall / Migration
vCenter Plugin – RBACModule 6: Cisco L4-7 Services
L4-7 Service Integration
ACI Distributed Firewall
ACI Service Graph

Module 7: Cisco ACI Logging

Contract Logging
ACI Permit/Deny Logging

Module 8: Implement Remote Leafs

Remote Leaf Use Cases
Physical Remote Leaf - Overview, Requirements and Basic Design
Physical Remote Leaf - Discovery
Physical Remote Leaf - Unicast
Remote Leaf Multicast Forwarding Port channels
Remote Leaf Deep Dive

Module 9: ACI Multi-site

ACI Anywhere
Multi Site Back to Back Spine
L4-L7 Services in ACI Multi-Site
ACI Multisite with MPOD
ACI Multipod Multicast on BigSky Single Chip
ACI Multisite - Multicast on BigSky Single Chip
ACI Multi-Site & L4-L7 Service Integration