Configuring Cisco ACI in the Cisco Nexus Data Center

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Session Detail:

This course covers the configuration of the data center with the use of the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure.

About this Course

This course covers the configuration of the data center with the use of the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure.

Audience Profile

This course is designed for technical professionals who need to know how to deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in the Cisco Nexus Data Center.

Targeted roles include data center engineers and technical support personnel.

Course Objectives

  • Cisco ACI components and operations
  • Cisco data center and ACI component architecture
  • Cisco ACI configuration and troubleshooting
  • Cisco ACI advanced feature configuration


  • Complete knowledge of traditional networking
  • Data center and virtualization knowledge

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco ACI

  • Lesson 1: Examining Cisco ACI Components
  • Lesson 2: Examining Cisco ACI Operations

Module 2: Cisco ACI Component Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Examining the Operation of the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 2: Exploring the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 3: Examining the Cisco APIC
  • Lesson 4: Managing Cisco ACI

Module 3: Cisco ACI Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Configuring the Cisco APIC from the GUI
  • Lesson 2: Configuring the APIC from the CLI
  • Lesson 3: Configuring the APIC with the API
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Fabric Access
  • Lesson 5: Configuring vPCs
  • Lesson 6: Configuring ACI Connectivity to External Networks
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco ACI

Module 4: Cisco ACI Advanced Features Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Microsegmentation and Intra-EPG Isolation
  • Lesson 2: Examining Transit Routing
  • Lesson 3: Configuring Policy-Based Redirect
  • Lesson 4: Configuring IP Multicast
  • Lesson 5: Examining ACI Multi-fabric Options

Module 5: Cisco ACI vCenter Plug-in

  • Lesson 1: Examining VMware Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: Configuring VM Connectivity
  • Lesson 3: Performing and Verifying vMotion Migrations
  • Lesson 4: Configuring ACI Integration with VMware

Lab Outline

  • Lab 1: Exploring the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Lab 2: Exploring the Cisco APIC
  • Lab 3: Operational Element Configuration from the GUI
  • Lab 4: Operational Element Configuration from the CLI
  • Lab 5: Cisco APIC API Configuration
  • Lab 6: Endpoint Physical Connectivity
  • Lab 7: Virtual Port Channels
  • Lab 8: Cisco ACI External Connectivity
  • Lab 9: Cisco ACI Troubleshooting
  • Lab 10: VM Integration with Cisco ACI

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