The Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) course is a skills-building course that focuses on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs (application programming interfaces).
Those preparing for professional-level data center-oriented jobs, or who wish to certify on the in-demand Cisco CCNP Data Center level, can now take the official training in self-paced format. The e-learning format of this course offers an immersive, practice-based learning experience at your own pace. Using enterprise-grade Cisco data center equipment, this hands-on training format is designed to be as effective as classroom training, with easily consumable segments of video, text, discovery labs, review questions, and graded challenges.
- Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch.
- Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000 virtual switch, programmability options on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS), and different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS.
- Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management.
- Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
- Create tenant-based policies for bare metal hosts.
- Describe the integration of VM Manager Domains with Cisco ACI.
- Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications, it’s monitoring capabilities, and programmability and orchestration.
- Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability.
- Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and micro-segmentation.
- Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI and integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks.
- Describe how Layer 4–Layer 7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected.
- Network designer
- Network administrator
- Network engineer
- Systems engineer
- Consulting systems engineer
- Technical solutions architect
- Cisco integrators/partners
It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:
- Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or higher
- Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or higher
- Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v2.0 or higher
- Good understanding of the VMware environment
- Describe data center networking concepts
- Describe data center storage concepts
- Describe data center virtualization