Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.2 course helps you prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. In this course, you’ll master the skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco® Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) and Cisco Nexus® switches, virtualize data center infrastructure, and automate data center operations.

IT professionals with Cisco CCNP Data Center training and certification are uniquely qualified for professional-level or higher roles in enterprise-class data center environments. Cisco CCNP training and certification equips you with skills in a broad range of technologies and industry best practices to help you succeed in these in-demand roles.


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus® 1000V Switch
  • Describe the programmability options in Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe Command-Line Interface (CLI) features that simplify configuration management
  • Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe the high-level concepts and different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI
  • Create tenant-based policies for bare-metal hosts
  • Describe the integration of VM manager domains with Cisco ACI
  • Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications
  • List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities
  • Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration
  • Describe virtual Port Channel (vPC)-based aggregation and availability
  • Describe the Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS), distributed firewall, and microsegmentation
  • Describe packet flows within Cisco ACI
  • Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks
  • Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks
  • Describe how Layer 4 through Layer 7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected


  • Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
    • Configuring Logical Device Separation
    • Configuring Virtual Switching Technology
  • Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
    • Implementing Configuration Programmability
    • Implementing Configuration Profiles
    • Using Scripting Tools
  • Application-Centric Infrastructure Overview
    • Introducing Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Building Blocks and Application Policies
    • Building Tenant-Based Policies with Bare-Metal Hosts
    • Describing VMM Domain Integration
    • Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Manageability and Programmability
    • Monitoring and Managing Cisco ACI
    • Describing Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration
  • Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
    • Describing vPC
    • Deploying Cisco AVS
  • Cisco ACI Networking
    • Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
    • Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
    • Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
    • Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

Lab outline

  • Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Discover and Initialize Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Implement Application Policies
  • Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Provision Layer 2 Extension Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW


  • Data center administrator
  • Data center engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • System administrator
  • Systems engineer
  • Network designer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Cisco integrator or partner


To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or higher
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or higher
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v2.0 or higher

You should have a good understanding of the VMware environment and should also be able to:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization


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OUR PRICE  $2500

Inclusive of Taxes
MODE           :   LTE

LOCATION   : Bangalore

CISCO            : Contact Center

FEATURE       : Classroom

DURATION   : 5 Days

NEXT CLASS 25 Feb 2019,
8 April 2019,
3 May 2019

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