Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting

The Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO) v4.0 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.

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Who should attend
IT professionals who support a Cisco ACI data center network, including:

Data center engineers
Field engineers
Network engineers
Systems engineers
To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

Cisco ACI concepts and implementation
Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
Familiarity with management of Cisco data center switches
Understanding of basic network troubleshooting
The following courses will provide you with the required ACI skills:

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
Course Objectives
This course will help you:

Quickly ramp up on Cisco ACI operational knowledge, skills, and best practices honed from over 100 production deployments
Gain hands-on troubleshooting techniques
Achieve the benefits of using Cisco ACI, such as streamlined operations
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
Outline: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting (DCACIO)
ACI Overview and Configuration Review

Review Cisco ACI Architecture and Cisco ACI Building Blocks
Review the Physical and Logical Policy Model
Configuration Review (Physical and Logical)
ACI Policy Objects Review
Fabric Access Policies
vPC Explicit Protection Groups
VMM Integration with vCenter
L2 EPG Extension / L2 BD Extension Workflows
L3 Route Distribution / BGP Route Reflection
L3 Out Configuration Workflows
Contract Deny (Taboo) Logging
Cisco ACI Firmware, Configuration, and Management

Installation Checklist
HW Installation and Fabric Discovery
ACI Firmware Upgrades
Import / Export
Configuration Snapshots and Rollbacks
Configuration Zones
ACI Fabric Rebuild or Recovery
Cluster Management
Convert Cisco NX-OS mode to ACI mode
APIC Management Access Protocols
General Recommended Practices from the Technical Assistance Center TAC

ACI Operation Tools
ACI Dashboards
Health Scores
Faults in ACI
Viewing Events and Logs
Monitoring Policies
Monitoring using CLI
Displaying Capacity Dashboard and Traffic Map
GitHub Tools

Troubleshooting Checklist
Faults in ACI
Using Visore
CLI Troubleshooting Commands: moquery/iping/itraceroute/acidiag
Troubleshooting Endpoint Connectivity
Visibility and Troubleshooting Tool
Troubleshooting Access Ports
Troubleshooting the Fabric Discovery Process (Link Layer Discovery Protocol [LLDP])
Hardware Diagnostics and Replacement
Lab outline

Tenant Configuration
Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Integration
External L2 Configuration
External L3 Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Configure Syslog
Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Navigating the CLI
Troubleshooting Challenge Labs