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DCVAI 6.1 – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation


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  • 5 Days Course
    Data Center Switching

    Classroom + Online

    ISK425500 (Excl. VAT)
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    Course Details


    The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches.


    Associated Certification:


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    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Implement infrastructure virtualization solutions, such as VDC, VRFs, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and Cisco AVS
    • Identify programmability methods and program Cisco Nexus switches using XML, Python, and NX-API
    • Implement a Cisco ACI solution that provides fabric connectivity to bare-metal hosts, virtual machines, and external Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains
    • Integrate Cisco ACI with virtual machine managers, such as VMware vCenter
    • Enforce application policies in intra- and intertenant scenarios
    • Deploy Cisco AVS and microsegmentation
    • Program Cisco ACI using Python, RESTful APIs, and Arya
    • Orchestrate Cisco ACI using the Cisco UCS Director
    • Insert L4-L7 services into the Cisco ACI fabric
    • Monitor Cisco ACI deployment using atomic counters and other monitoring tools


    • Module1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
    • Module 2: NX-OS Configuration Automation
    • Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure
    • Module 4: ACI Constructs
    • Module 5: Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability
    • Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
    • Module 7: Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partners
    • Customers
    • Employees
    • Entry-level to experienced Network Administrator
    • Senior Network Engineer
    • Presales Engineer
    • Design Engineer
    • Data Center Administrator
    • Senior Systems Engineer
    • Senior Technical Solutions Architect


    It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

    • Describe data center networking concepts
    • Describe data center storage concepts
    • Describe data center virtualization