Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K)

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. 

Geography & Location
Feb 17, 2020 - 4 day(s)
Feb 17, 2020
Remote London Time Zone
EMEA, Remote London Time Zone
$3895 USD
$3895 USD, 39 CLC
Feb 24, 2020 - 4 day(s)
Feb 24, 2020
Remote Central Time Zone
AMER, Remote Central Time Zone
$3895 USD
$3895 USD, 39 CLC

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

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


  1. Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric Inventory
  2. Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity
  3. Configure Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
  4. Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware Using Native DVS
  5. Deploy Cisco ACI Virtual Edge and Micro-Segmentation
  6. Integrate Cisco ASAv with Cisco APIC
  7. Configure Role-Based Access Control
  8. Explore Cisco ACI Monitoring and Netflow
  9. Enable Connectivity to External L3 Networks
  10.  Enable Connectivity to External L2 Networks
  11. Configure Cisco APIC Using REST API
  12. Configure Cisco APIC Using Python Scripts
  13. Explore Cisco ACI App Center and Cisco ACI Optimize Feature
  14. Explore Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Tools
  15. Export TechSupport

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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

Course Information

Length: 4 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16