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Course Description


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.

Course Length: 3 Days
Course Tuition: $2990 (US)


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

Course Outline

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

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