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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting

  • Tuition USD $3,500
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4731 Ratings
  • Course Code DCACIO
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v4.1 course shows you how to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. Through expert instruction and hands-on practice, you will learn about operational tools, best practices, caveats, and more. You will practice troubleshooting common issues on a live fabric. Based on lessons learned in wide range of production deployments, this course gives you the real-world knowledge and skills to boost operational efficiencies in your own deployment.

Skills Gained

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Operationalize and troubleshoot the ACI fabric
  • Understand Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) and its monitoring, management, and troubleshooting capabilities
  • Avoid common mistakes and recognize common symptoms

Who Can Benefit

IT professionals who operate and support a Cisco ACI data center network, including:

  • Data center engineers
  • Field engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Cisco ACI concepts and implementation
  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
  • Understanding of basic network troubleshooting

Course Details

Outline

ACI Overview and Configuration Review

  • Review Cisco ACI Architecture and Cisco ACI Building Blocks
  • Review the Physical and Logical Policy Model
  • Configuration Review (Physical and Logical)
  • ACI Policy Objects Review
  • Fabric Access Policies
  • vPC Explicit Protection Groups
  • VMM Integration with vCenter
  • L2 EPG Extension / L2 BD Extension Workflows
  • L3 Route Distribution / BGP Route Reflection
  • L3 Out Configuration Workflows
  • Contract Deny (Taboo) Logging

Cisco ACI Firmware, Configuration, and Management

  • Installation Checklist
  • HW Installation and Fabric Discovery
  • ACI Firmware Upgrades
  • Import / Export
  • Configuration Snapshots and Rollbacks
  • Configuration Zones
  • ACI Fabric Rebuild or Recovery
  • Cluster Management
  • Convert Cisco NX-OS mode to ACI mode
  • APIC Management Access Protocols
  • General Recommended Practices from the Technical Assistance Center TAC

Monitoring

  • ACI Operation Tools
  • ACI Dashboards
  • Health Scores
  • Faults in ACI
  • Viewing Events and Logs
  • Monitoring Policies
  • Monitoring using CLI
  • Displaying Capacity Dashboard and Traffic Map
  • GitHub Tools

Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Checklist
  • Faults in ACI
  • Using Visore
  • CLI Troubleshooting Commands: moquery/iping/itraceroute/acidiag
  • Troubleshooting Endpoint Connectivity
  • Visibility and Troubleshooting Tool
  • Troubleshooting Access Ports
  • Troubleshooting the Fabric Discovery Process (Link Layer Discovery Protocol [LLDP])
  • Hardware Diagnostics and Replacement

Lab outline

  • Tenant Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Integration
  • External L2 Configuration
  • External L3 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Configure Syslog
  • Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Visore
  • Navigating the CLI
  • iPing/iTraceroute
  • Troubleshooting Challenge Labs

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

Both course material and instructor demonstrated a sound foundation on Maximo material

Instructor was great, course was mostly very good except for too much focus on pricing

Some Labs are very good but some steps it ask to update but its already updated, but overall its very good training.

This was a good program to get prepared for the solutions architect associate exam.

Concise and good to follow along. Although it is a lot to take in under a short period of time.

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