Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) 2.0

Course Overview

5-day Course

This course is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to understand, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch platform.

Target Audience

Network and Data Center Engineers, Technical Support Engineers, Server Administrators, Application Developers, Security Engineers, and Virutalization Administrators


  • Good Understanding of the VMware Environment
  • Good Understanding of Networking Protocols
  • CCNA Certification or Equivalent Knowledge is Recommended

Course Labs

  • Lab 1: Explore the Fabric Inventory
  • Lab 2: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • Lab 3: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Lab 4: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
  • Lab 5: Register a VMM Domain with ACI
  • Lab 6: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the APIC DVS
  • Lab 7: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
  • Lab 8: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
  • Lab 9: Deploy Service Graph with Application Profile
  • Lab 10: Configure APIC using the REST API
  • Lab 11: Exporting Contracts Between Tenants
  • Lab 12: Configure Cisco APIC Using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)
  • Lab 13: Configure APIC Using the APIC Python API
  • Lab 14: Configure Cisco APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
  • Lab 15: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
  • Lab 16: Configure Cisco APIC for Bare-Metal-to Bare-Metal Communications
  • Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
  • Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users

Course Modules

Module 1: Scaling to Thousands of Nodes - ACI

Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch in ACI Mode

ACI Fabric

Cisco Nexus 9000 Swtich Hardware

Configuring the APIC

Module 2: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Configuration and Orchestration

Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services

Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration

Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability and Orchestration

Module 3: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure External Connectivity, Management, and Migration

Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks

Implementing ACI Management

Migration Options with the ACI

Course Schedule:

Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom

Cost: $3,995 or 40 Cisco Learning Credits

Date: Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom

Cost: $3,995 or 40 Cisco Learning Credits

Date: December 11-15, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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