Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO)

 

Course Overview

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v4.0 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.

Who should attend

IT professionals who 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

The following courses will provide you with the required ACI skills:

Course Objectives

This course will help you:

  • Quickly ramp up on Cisco ACI operational knowledge, skills, and best practices honed from over 100 production deployments
  • Gain hands-on troubleshooting techniques
  • Achieve the benefits of using Cisco ACI, such as streamlined operations

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

Outline: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO)

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

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration 3 days

Price
  • Online Training: CAD 4,620
  • Online Training: US$ 3,500
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 35
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price
  • Canada: CAD 4,620
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 35

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