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Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting v4.1 Training

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.

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



Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:   

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


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


Three days


Outline of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Operations and Troubleshooting v4.1 Training

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


We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887