Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO)

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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v5.2 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 wide range of production deployments, this course gives you the real-world knowledge and skills to boost operational efficiencies in your own deployment.

 
How You’ll Benefit

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


Who Should Enroll

This course is ideal for developers and engineers including:

  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Center Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Field Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Manager

 
Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco ACI built0in tools for operating and monitoring the fabric.
  • Describe the complex challenges related to monitoring and Cisco tools that address them: Cisco Nexus Dashboard and Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights.
  • Describe fabric installation upgrade, backup, restore, and best practices for Cisco NX-OS-to-ACI migration and Cisco ACI management access.
  • Describe the tools and best practices for monitoring ACI fabric.
  • Describe best practices for Cisco ACI naming conventions, Day-0 configuration, VMM integration, and Cisco ACI migrations.



Course Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of ACI architecture and concepts need to get an ACI fabric into production
  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
  • Data center operations

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

  • Implementing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solution (CCNA)
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

Duration

3 days

Course Outline

  • Describing Cisco ACI Day-0 to Day-2 Operations
  • Describing Day-2 Operational Tools
  • Describing Cisco ACI Configuration Management
  • Describing Cisco ACI Monitoring
  • Cisco ACI Best Practices


Lab Outline

  • Safeguard ACI Operation Using Network Assurance Engine
  • Explore Cisco Network Insights and Nexus Dashboard
  • Configure SNMP and Perform Export/Import Operations
  • Monitor Cisco ACI and Configure Syslog
  • Configure ELAM Assistant
  • Explore the Management Information Tree
  • Configure SPAN