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Cisco ACI Test Drive™

ACI-TD Length: 2 days Format: Lecture/Lab Course Version: 1.1

Why Firefly
For over a decade, Firefly has been at the leading edge of every wave of data center innovation, from storage area
networking to server fabrics, virtualization, and converged infrastructure, and to the growing surge of innovation in data
center networking that is now culminating in Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Our mission is to help vendors, resellers,
and consumers collaborate to accelerate time-to-value for these solutions. As part of that mission, technology consumers
across all verticals and market segments have relied on the Firefly Test Drive™ program to help them navigate the choppy
waters of technology change and make smarter, more informed purchasing decisions.

Course Description Learning Objectives
This Firefly Test Drive™ introduces customers to the Explain ACI and the policy-driven data center.
Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
Explain the ACI fabric.
architecture for next-generation networks. Cisco ACI is a
major paradigm shift in networking—leveraging and Identify Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
building on core concepts in Software-Defined components.
Networking (SDN) within an application-focused
Configure the ACI controller.
management model. This model is a critical step in
addressing current challenges with virtualized and cloud Configure L4 to L7 service integration with ACI.
computing architectures.
Configure APIC hypervisor integration.
This course focuses on developing an understanding of Configure L2 and L3 border leaf connectivity to external
the ACI logical, policy-driven architecture, and how ACI networks.
can be implemented adjacent to a traditional
infrastructure or in a greenfield deployment. The goal of
this workshop is to help you understand how you can
apply these new technologies to optimize the scalability,
agility, performance, and operational efficiency of your
networks.

The ACITD course includes hands-on labs, in which you
will configure the ACI fabric, tenants, and contracts that
underlie the ACI policy-driven architecture.

Who Should Attend
This course is tailored for end-user systems architects
and senior IT personnel who are evaluating the suitability
of ACI for their environment.

Prerequisites
IT professionals who already possess a working
knowledge of data center networks will gain the most
from this course.

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and filters List the advantages of policy-driven data center design Describe tenants Describe contexts Describe Bridge Domains Lesson 2: The ACI Fabric Describe leaf and spine single-site topology Describe fabric initialization and discovery using LLDP Lesson 5: Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer Describe the use of overlays in ACI 7 Services Describe unicast forwarding Describe service insertion and redirection Describe multicast forwarding Implement service graphs Describe flowlet dynamic load-balancing Configure Application Profiles specific to Layer 4 to Layer 7 services Discuss health scores Describe the ACI programmability options of Layer 4 to Discuss faults and events Layer 7 services Lesson 3: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware Lesson 6: Configuring APIC Hypervisor Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches Integration Describe policy coordination with VM managers Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Chassis Describe the Cisco Application Virtual Switch Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series Supervisor modules and system controllers Describe Management Networks (mgmt Tenant) Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series fabric modules Configure ACI integration with VMware Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series line card modules Describe Cisco Nexus 9500 Series fans and power Lesson 7: Configuring ACI Connectivity to supplies Outside Networks Describe Cisco Nexus 9300 Series Switches Review inside and outside network policies Describe Cisco Nexus 9000 Series FEX support in the ACI Configure a Layer 3 connection outside the network Describe the optics supported by the Cisco Nexus Configure a Layer 2 connection outside the network 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode Discuss migration from external networks to ACI www.com sales@fireflyeducate. subjects.com .fireflyeducate.Cisco ACI Test Drive™ Lesson 1: Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Lesson 4: APIC Configuration ACI Explain the APIC Describe ACI and why it is needed Describe the configuration of endpoint groups and Review ACI concepts and principles endpoints Differentiate between the policy and the network Describe application profiles Define application logic through policy Describe the configuration of contracts.

com . Log Retention Policy www.fireflyeducate. Events.Cisco ACI Test Drive™ Labs Lab 1: Fabric Discovery Lab 2: Building Basic Network Constructs Lab 3: Building Policy Filters and Contracts Lab 4: Deploying a 2-Tier Application Profile Lab 5: Exploring Monitoring and Troubleshooting — Viewing Faults.com sales@fireflyeducate.