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DCACIO: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting

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  • 3 Days
  • Cisco CLC Voucher Eligible
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Course Description

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v4.2 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 practice troubleshooting common issues on a live fabric. Based on lessons learned in a wide range of production deployments, this course gives you 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
Outline
  • 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
  • Cisco ACI Configuration Management
  • Installation Checklist
  • Cisco Hardware Installation and Fabric Discovery
  • Cisco ACI Firmware Upgrades
  • Cisco Smart Licensing
  • Import / Export
  • Configuration Snapshots and Rollbacks
  • Configuration Zones
  • Cisco ACI Fabric Rebuild or Recovery
  • Converting Cisco NX-OS mode to ACI mode
  • Cisco APIC Management Access Protocols
  • General Recommended Practices from the Technical Assistance Center TAC
  • Cisco ACI-OT Monitoring
  • Cisco ACI Operation Tools
  • Cisco ACI Syslog Configuration
  • Viewing Events and Logs
  • 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
Audience

IT professionals who operate and 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:

  • Completion of Cisco ACI Field Engineer Essentials course
  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with the management of Cisco data center switches
  • Understanding of basic network troubleshooting and basic programming
  • System or network administration (Linux or Windows)
  • Data center operations
What You Will Learn

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