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Implementing the Application Control Engine Service Module (ACESM) 2.0


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  • 4 Days Course
    Application Networking

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    ACESM is a 4-day, instructor-led, lecture / lab course that teaches you how to design, deploy, and optimize intelligent network services using the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) Service Module for Catalyst 6500 switches.


    This course covers all of the key features of the ACE software, including resource virtualization and management, server load balancing (Layer 2-4 and Layer 7), SSL termination and offload, and security features like application-layer inspection and fixups


    • Describe IP application delivery with the ACE module
    • Describe the structure and function of the Modular Policy CLI statements used to configure ACE features
    • Describe the capabilities the ACE module used to load balance IP-based applications
    • Identify the layer 7 processing options used to provide advanced application networking
    • Create new contexts and resource classes
    • Create class maps and serverfarms
    • Configure an ACE context load balance traffic flows
    • Configure an ACE context to monitor real servers
    • Implement fixups and inspection
    • Describe the ACE features that provide IP application security
    • Implement SSL termination
    • Configure network address translations
    • Describe the high availability features of the ACE module
    • Configure an ACE context to perform a variety functions in an integrated environment
    • Troubleshoot common SLB configuration errors
    • Extra Lab: Application Networking Manager (ANM)


    • Course Introduction
    • Introducing the Cisco ACE Module
    • Deploying the Cisco ACE Module
    • Understanding Modular Policy CLI
    • Managing the Cisco ACE Module
    • Understanding Security Features
    • Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing
    • Configuring Health Monitoring
    • Configuring Layer 7 Protocol Processing
    • Processing Secure Connections
    • Understanding High Availability
    • Integrating Multiple Features

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee


    Basic understanding of the following topics:

    • TCP / IP protocol
    • HTTP and SSL protocols
    • N-tier application architecture
    • Server load-balancing