Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode


Course Description

The Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v3.0 course is designed for senior engineers and IT professionals who implement and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode. This course covers the key components of the Cisco ACI architecture, along with the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to configure, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode and connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services. You will learn how to deploy Cisco ACI security, networking, virtualization, automation, and programmability features on the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and migrate to a policy-enforced data center.

In this Firefly delivery of the DCAC9K, the off-the-shelf course materials are supplemented with the very latest product developments delivered by Cisco including the following (and many more):

  • Cisco Multi-Pod ACI
  • FCoE NPV
  • Cisco vCenter ACI Plug-in
  • vRealise Integration
  • Policy-Based Redirect
  • L3 extension with MP-BGP EVPN
  • Service Graph Copy Service
  • The latest 100G capable 9000 Series switching platforms and Fabric Modules
  • EPG Micro-segmentation

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products     
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture     
  • Familiarity with VMware virtualization fundamentals
  • Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching

 These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), and Interconnecting Cisco Networking  Devices, Part 2 (ICND2)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)   
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)   
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Who Should Attend

Data Center Engineers, Data Center Architects, Network Designers Network Administrators, Network Engineers, Virtualization Engineers, Cloud Infrastructure Engineers, Systems Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Field Engineers Cisco Integrators, and Partners

Learning Objectives

  • Install the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco ACI mode
  • Deploy the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Configure the Cisco ACI controller (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller [APIC])
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Understand the differences between Cisco ACI code versions
  • Configure Cisco ACI Layer 4 through Layer 7 service integration
  • Integrate virtual and physical workloads in a multi-hypervisor fabric
  • Deploy the security and management capabilities of the Cisco ACI network
  • Connect Cisco ACI to outside networks
  • Extend and interconnect the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Migrate from a traditional data center to Cisco ACI with a common, policy-enforced approach
  • Manage Cisco ACI
  • Program and orchestrate the Cisco ACI network
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI

Related Training

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

Course Info

Length: 4 day
Format: Lecture and Lab
Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite
Max. Capacity: 16

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DCAC9K Data Sheet 20190109.pdf