Intro to Cisco ACI & Red Hat Virtualization Integration

Intro to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) & Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) Integration

Cisco ACI is the normal replacement for about 50-60% of the Data Center infrastructure globally, and with Cloud business and global revenues heating up, ACI skills will be highly valued by clients and vendors alike. Master ACI and Software Defined Networks (SDN) today with no delay.

What you’ll learn

  • Be more knowledgeable about ACI.
  • Enhance the Cisco networking DC network skill set, by adding the state of the art Cisco ACI solution knowledge.
  • Lead high level technical and business discussions around the benefits and details of ACI fabric.
  • Possess a very good, high-level technical understanding of the ACI solution and its benefits to data center infrastructures.
  • Use of Red Hat Virtualization (RHI).
  • Cisco ACI & Red Hat Virtualization Integration.

Course Content

  • Course Introduction and Overview.
  • Introduction to Cisco ACI.
  • Cisco ACI: Optimizes Your Network.
  • Cisco ACI: Protects Your Business.
  • Cisco Data Center Network Insights.
  • Network Insights – Enable Proactive Action.
  • ACI Endpoint Groups.
  • Cisco ACI Integration with Red Hat Solutions.
  • Cisco Data Center Ansible.
  • Cisco ACI For Container Platforms.
  • ACI & Container Integration.
  • Container Platforms with ACI-CNI Integration.
  • Cisco ACI and OpenStack.
  • Cisco ACI and OpenStack Networking.
  • ACI + OpenStack Architecture.
  • OpenStack Roadmap.
  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
  • Running Cisco ACI and OpenShift.
  • ACI CNI Plugin Table Example.
  • Cisco ACI CNI Plugin for OpenShift Architecture.
  • The ACI CNI plugin designed to be transparent for OpenShift developers.
  • ACI CNI Plugin Components.
  • ACI Container Controllers.
  • ACI Containers Host.
  • ACI Containers Open vSwitch.
  • ACI VMM Manager & ACI Leaf Opflex Proxy.
  • General ACI CNI Plugin architecture.
  • Default ACI Application Profile Configuration and Tenancy Model.

Intro to Cisco ACI & Red Hat Virtualization Integration

Requirements

  • A fair understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies.
  • Basic computer skills.
Description

Cisco ACI is the normal replacement for about 50-60% of the Data Center infrastructure globally, and with Cloud business and global revenues heating up, ACI skills will be highly valued by clients and vendors alike. Master ACI and Software Defined Networks (SDN) today with no delay.

This course is designed to teach you the skills you need to understand ACI fabric, its components , how they fit together, and how to configure it and deploy an ACI infrastructure.

It also teaches you how to use the Cisco ACI Application Programmable Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to configure the policy that gets rendered on the actual physical fabric switches and becomes the ACI Leaf and Spine switches’ configurations.


The course teach you how to :

  • Configure Tenants, Contexts
  • Configure Bridge Domains (BDs) and Bridge Domain Pervasive SVI Gateways
  • Application Profile and End Point Groups (EPGs)
  • Contracts, Subjects, and Filters to control communication between EPGs
  • Map statically end points to an EPG
  • Configure L2 Bridge and Routed outside connections to connect ACI Fabric to connect to external L2 and L3 networks
  • Configure Routing Protocols (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP), and Static routing for ACI
  • Configure the ACI as a transit routing domain
  • Integrate ACI fabric with Virtualized Environments such as VMware vCenter and vShield
  • Integrate ACI fabric with Microsoft SCVMM
  • Add Service appliances and L4 to L7 services to ACI Fabric
  • Configure Service Graphes to enable the use of L4 to L7 services for ACI tenants and end points
  • Configure and advertise default routes out of the ACI fabric
Who this course is for:
  • Beginner – Intermediate Level
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