Troubleshooting Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (DCACIT)

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The Troubleshooting Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (DCACIT) v5.2 course teaches you through a combination of lectures and labs the key components and procedures needed to troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. This course is for advanced engineers who have installed and managed existing fabrics or for those who have completed the Implementing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure-Advanced (DCACI) course.


 
How You’ll Benefit

This course will help you:

  • Learn how to design policy-driven automation to streamline the deployment lifecycle
  • Integrate a comprehensive solution using any hypervisor, supporting any workload, for any location, and in any cloud
  • Expand your knowledge of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches


 
Who Should Enroll

This course is ideal for developers and engineers including:

  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Data center engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • Field engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers


 
Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Apply troubleshooting methodology to Cisco ACI networks
  • Troubleshoot logical and physical constructs of the Cisco ACI policy
  • Understand Cisco APIC and its troubleshooting aspects
  • Troubleshoot endpoint learning in Cisco ACI
  • Troubleshoot Layer 2 traffic bridging and Layer 3 routing in the Cisco ACI network
  • Troubleshoot hypervisor integration in Cisco ACI
  • Troubleshoot Layer 4 to Layer 7 service insertion
  • Troubleshoot contracts and route leaking in Cisco ACI


 
Course Prerequisites

You should have the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
  • Basic programming
  • Basic network troubleshooting
  • System or network administration (Linux or Windows)
  • Data center operations

These are the recommended Cisco offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®) v1.0
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0
  • Implementing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.0
  • Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure Operation and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v5.2

Duration

2 days

Course Outline

  • Describing Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Logical and Physical Constructs
  • Troubleshooting Cisco APIC
  • Troubleshooting Endpoint Learning
  • Troubleshooting Layer 2
  • Troubleshooting Layer 3 Routing
  • Troubleshooting VMM Integration
  • Troubleshooting Layer 4-7 Service Insertion
  • Troubleshooting Contracts and Route Leaking


Lab Outline

  • Verify Endpoints
  • Examine VLANs
  • Troubleshoot ACI Policy
  • Troubleshoot CMM integration and External Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Contracts