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Application Centric Infrastructure ACI LiveLessons

Video Description

5 Hours of Video Training on Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Video instruction on Application Centric Infrastructure concepts, policy, security, and infrastructure architecture

Description

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) LiveLessons is designed to get you up and running with ACI--Cisco’s Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution and the hottest topic in data center today. In this course, you will gain knowledge through screencasts and demos from an ACI expert so you can get the information you need. This course is a great way to learn about the next generation data center platform that is changing the way customers are deploying network, application, and security services in their enterprise.
Coverage includes
  • Targeted at helping viewers understand and successfully implement and manage the Nexus 9000 in ACI mode li>
  • Explore the monitoring and troubleshooting techniques available in ACI li>
  • Become familiar with integrating services
  • Can be used as both introduction and review of the Nexus 9000 with ACI
  • Provides ACI configuration examples to support the comprehension of abstract concepts
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    Skill Level
    • Beginner to Intermediate
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      What You Will Learn

      Lesson 1: Introduction to ACI
      Lesson 2: Exploring the ACI Dashboard
      Lesson 3: Exploring ACI Basic Mode
      Lesson 4: Exploring ACI Advanced Mode
      Lesson 5: Integration of Virtualization Technologies with ACI
      Lesson 6: Configuring External Fabric Connectivity
      Lesson 7: Integrating L4- 7 Services
      Lesson 8: Application Visibility and Troubleshooting
      Lesson 9: Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
      Lesson 10: Migration Strategies
      Lesson 11: Administrative Considerations
      Lesson 12: Programmability Extras

      Who Should Take This Course

      The target audiences for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) LiveLessons are working engineers in Enterprise and Service Provider companies who want to incorporate Cisco data center technologies into their businesses; more specifically, candidates who want to learn about Cisco’s “SDN” like architecture, or next generation data center fabrics and how Cisco is addressing this trend in the market.

      Additionally, candidates for other certifications such as CCNP and CCIE Data Center can also use this content to expand their knowledge. Finally, the course can also be very valuable for technicians who desire a solid conceptual background before working with Cisco Nexus 9000 products and solutions.

      About LiveLessons Video Training

      Pearson’s LiveLessons video training series publishes the industry’s leading video tutorials for IT pros, developers, sys admins, devops, network engineers, and certification candidates. LiveLessons feature the highest-quality professional skills training led by recognized author instructors published by Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT certification, programming, development, networking, software skills for the home, office, and business, and more. Your purchase provides you with lifetime online access to the content.
      http://www.pearsonitcertification.com/livelessons

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Application Centric Infrastructure ACI LiveLessons: Introduction 00:07:40
  2. Lesson 1: Introduction to ACI
    1. 1.0 Learning objectives 00:01:10
    2. 1.1 Understanding Today’s Data Center 00:03:03
    3. 1.2 Understanding the Role of Orchestration 00:08:04
    4. 1.3 Examining ACI 00:11:29
    5. 1.4 Evaluating ACI Fabric Hardware 00:04:13
    6. 1.5 Understanding APIC Installation Basics 00:02:48
    7. 1.6 Examining Initial Fabric Configuration / Fabric Bring Up 00:03:07
  3. Lesson 2: Exploring the ACI Dashboard
    1. 2.0 Learning objectives 00:00:48
    2. 2.1 Exploring Fabric / Switch Health Scores 00:04:29
    3. 2.2 Investigating Physical Health Scores 00:03:43
    4. 2.3 Exploring the Topology Tab 00:03:31
  4. Lesson 3: Exploring ACI Basic Mode
    1. 3.0 Learning objectives 00:01:18
    2. 3.1 Exploring Basic Mode 00:03:36
    3. 3.2 Performing Setup Steps with Basic Mode 00:05:23
    4. 3.3 Understanding ACI Policy and Objects 00:13:16
    5. 3.4 Exploring Network Centric Mode 00:06:12
    6. 3.5 Creating a Tenant and VLANS 00:14:02
    7. 3.6 Examining L2 and L3 Connections to the Fabric 00:03:05
    8. 3.7 Migrating Workloads into the Fabric 00:03:08
  5. Lesson 4: Exploring ACI Advanced Mode
    1. 4.0 Learning objectives 00:01:25
    2. 4.1 Configuring ACI Initial Policies 00:07:58
    3. 4.2 Configuring ACI Pools 00:04:31
    4. 4.3 Configuring Domains 00:03:06
    5. 4.4 Configuring Attachable Access Entity Profiles 00:02:57
    6. 4.5 Configuring Interface Policies 00:02:18
    7. 4.6 Configuring Interface Policy Groups 00:03:38
    8. 4.7 Understanding and Configuring Interface Profiles 00:04:59
    9. 4.8 Configuring Switch Policy Profiles 00:02:39
    10. 4.9 Configuring Virtual Port Channels 00:03:37
    11. 4.10 Configuring Fabric Extenders FEXs 00:04:27
    12. 4.11 Setting Up a Tenant 00:06:02
    13. 4.12 Setting Up Contexts and Bridge Domains Using the GUI 00:04:28
    14. 4.13 Setting Up an Application Profile 00:05:05
    15. 4.14 Exploring Contracts and Filters 00:02:41
  6. Lesson 5: Integration of Virtualization Technologies with ACI
    1. 5.0 Learning objectives 00:01:01
    2. 5.1 Understanding Virtualization Vendors and ACI Integration 00:06:32
    3. 5.2 Setting Up VMM Domain, vCenter Integration Using the GUI 00:03:48
    4. 5.3 Exploring the Application Virtualization System 00:06:25
    5. 5.4 Comparing AVS VLAN Mode vs VXLAN 00:04:42
  7. Lesson 6: Configuring External Fabric Connectivity
    1. 6.0 Learning objectives 00:01:46
    2. 6.1 Evaluating Network Services 00:01:44
    3. 6.2 Interpreting L2 / L3 Design Considerations 00:04:48
    4. 6.3 Examining Layer 2 External Options 00:02:58
    5. 6.4 Examining Layer 3 External Options 00:05:27
    6. 6.5 Considering Route Reflector Recommendations 00:01:39
    7. 6.6 Setting Up L2 External Using the GUI 00:05:28
    8. 6.7 Setting Up L3 External Using the GUI 00:03:46
    9. 6.8 Configuring Routing Protocols on Layer 3 External Connections 00:05:05
    10. 6.9 Examining Multicast 00:02:13
  8. Lesson 7: Integrating L4-7 Services
    1. 7.0 Learning objectives 00:00:46
    2. 7.1 Evaluating L4-7 S Ecosystem Partners 00:05:02
    3. 7.2 Comparing Managed vs Unmanaged L4-7 Integration 00:07:25
    4. 7.3 Examining Security Design / Considerations 00:03:31
  9. Lesson 8: Application Visibility and Troubleshooting
    1. 8.0 Learning objectives 00:01:02
    2. 8.1 Understanding ACI Health Scores 00:01:47
    3. 8.2 Understanding Operational Monitoring 00:02:45
    4. 8.3 Exploring the End Point Tracker 00:01:57
    5. 8.4 Exploring the Troubleshooting Tool 00:05:40
  10. Lesson 9: Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
    1. 9.0 Learning objectives 00:00:58
    2. 9.1 Examining Multi-data Center (MDC) Designs 00:01:15
    3. 9.2 Understanding Stretch Fabric Options 00:05:37
    4. 9.3 Evaluating Multiple Fabrics 00:04:06
    5. 9.4 Exploring Additional Stretch Fabric Considerations 00:04:50
  11. Lesson 10: Migration Strategies
    1. 10.0 Learning objectives 00:00:53
    2. 10.1 Considering New Deployments 00:01:37
    3. 10.2 Performing Integration into Existing Deployments 00:12:27
    4. 10.3 Migrating from Nexus 9000 NX-OS to ACI 00:08:05
  12. Lesson 11: Administrative Considerations
    1. 11.0 Learning objectives 00:01:00
    2. 11.1 Understanding Role Based Access Control 00:03:33
    3. 11.2 Evaluating Configuration Checkpoints 00:03:06
    4. 11.3 Understanding Monitoring and SPAN Sessions 00:04:18
    5. 11.4 Examining Firmware Management 00:05:36
  13. Lesson 12: Programmability Extras
    1. 12.0 Learning objectives 00:00:55
    2. 12.1 Examining GitHub and Programmability Tasks 00:03:28
    3. 12.2 Understanding the ACI Toolkit and Simulator 00:01:56
    4. 12.3 Exploring an Application Use Case / Walkthrough 00:03:00
  14. Summary
    1. Application Centric Infrastructure ACI LiveLessons: Summary 00:01:35