Design, Implementation & Automation of VXLAN Fabric Nexus 9000 & ACI (VXLAN) DN9KVACI

Course Overview

4-day Course

Join this session to learn how the Nexus 9000 VXLAN provides scalability, flexibility of workload placement within and between Datacenters and overcomes geographical boundaries. This course will provide the context for the VXLAN evolution, advanced features and its business benefits. Also learn how DevOps enables business agility through people, process, and tools. Learn how Cisco ACI/Nexus 9000 programmability can be leveraged to automate complex tasks and add business value today. This course will provide the context for the DevOps movement, its motivation, and business benefits. Moreover, we will explore the programmability features of Cisco ACI/Nexus 9000 including the use of API’s, Python, Chef, and GitHub among other popular DevOps tools.

Target Audience


  • Familiar with Nexus 9000 architecture ACI Fundamentals
  • Fundamental understanding of Cisco's Data Center solutions, including UCS, United Fabric, and Fabric Path

Course Labs

  • Lab 1: Configure VXLAN Bridging
  • Lab 2: VXLAN with MP-BGP EVPN
  • Lab 3: Distributed Anycast Gateway
  • Lab 4: Arp Suppression and Port Local VLAN
  • Lab 5: VXLAN inter Tenant Connectivity
  • Lab 6: Nexus 9000
  • Lab 7: Cisco ACI Programmability

Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction

Today’s Data Center Challenges and Need for Change

Market Transitions

Industry Offerings

Applications Requirements

Industry Offerings

Module 2: Hardware Architecture

Modular Switch Portfolio

Chassis Components Line-Cards

Fixed Switch Portfolio

Module 3: NXOS Features and Enhancements


Module 4: VXLAN Primer

Overlay Benefits

Designing Overlays

VXLAN Operation

VXLAN Implementation

Module 5: VXLAN Deep Dive

VXLAN Routing

VXLAN Bridging

VXLAN Packet Flow

Module 6: BGP EVPN Control Plane for VXLAN

VXLAN New Enhancements/Features

VXLAN Multi-Homing

Distributed Anycast Gateway

ARP Suppression

Ingress Replication

Local Scoping VXLANs


VXLAN DCI Integration

Module 7: VXLAN Use Case/Design

Harware based VTEP for VXLAN

Software based VTEP for VXLAN

Interop between software and hardware VTEP

Module 8: DevOps for Network Engineers


Organizational Structures


Tools for Network Engineers

Terminology for Network Engineers

Module 9: DevOps On-Box Programmability


Embedded Event Managers


Bash and vi Editor

Nexus 9K Off-Box Programmability


Nexus 9K Linux Containers

Guest Shell


Nexus 9K Configuration Management and Automation




Module 10: Cisco ACI Overview

Policy and Object Model

ACI Programmability


Python API

ACI Toolkit

Object Browser

Course Schedule:

Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom

Cost: $3,995 or 40 Cisco Learning Credits

Date: Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2017

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

Delivery Format: Virtual Classroom

Cost: $3,995 or 40 Cisco Learning Credits

Date: December 11-14, 2017

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

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