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Overview

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v4.1 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.

This course will help you:

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

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Completion of Cisco ACI Field Engineer Essentials course
  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
  • Understanding of basic network troubleshooting and basic programming
  • Data center operations

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

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center engineers
  • Field engineers
  • Network engineers
  • System engineers

Description

Module 1: Cisco ACI Overview

  • Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Discovery and Initialization
  • Cisco ACI Access Policies
  • Cisco ACI Configuration Review
  • Creating a Base Configuration

Module 2: Cisco ACI Configuration Management

  • Installation Checklist
  • Cisco Hardware Installation and Fabric Discovery
  • Cisco ACI Firmware Upgrades
  • Import / Export
  • Configuration Snapshots and Rollbacks
  • Configuration Zones
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Rebuild or Recovery
  • Convert Cisco NX-OS mode to ACI mode
  • Cisco APIC Management Access Protocols
  • General Recommended Practices from the Technical Assistance Center TAC

Module 3: Cisco ACI-OT Monitoring

  • Cisco ACI Operation Tools
  • Cisco ACI Syslog Configuration
  • Viewing Events and Logs

Module 4: Troubleshooting Cisco ACI

  • Health Scores
  • Troubleshooting Cisco APIC
  • Faults and Audit Logs in ACI

Lab Outline

  • Connect to Remote Lab Environment
  • Create a Tenant
  • Configure vCenter Integration
  • Configure Layer 2 Physical Domain
  • Connect Layer 3 Outside Using Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
  • Configure Syslog
  • Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Configure ELAM Assistant
  • Employ Cisco Network Insights
  • Configure Contract Deny Logs and Tenant Atomic Counters
  • Use Visore to Explore Tenant
  • Troubleshoot Using CLI
  • Configure Tenant SPAN
  • Troubleshooting Challenge