Cisco Data Center & Storage


Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation

Duration: 5 Days

Who should attend:

  • Channel Partners
  • Customers
  • Employees
  • Entry-level to experienced Network Administrator 
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Designer 
  • System Administrator 
  • Systems Engineer 
  • Technical Solutions Architect
An individual course planning is possible for this kind of course. If you would like to know more about this course please either call us on +43 (0)1 70795380 or send an email to

Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K) v2.0
  • Good understanding of the VMWare environment

The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course:

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

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich, hands-on experience in building a  data center solution based on the Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches

Course Objectives

The goal of the course is to develop competency in learners to virtualize and program data centers, and implement the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure. The focus of the course is on the programmability capabilities of the Cisco ACI, using common tools, such as Python and RESTful programming

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

  • Implement infrastructure virtualization solutions, such as VDC, VRFs, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and Cisco AVS
  • Identify programmability methods and program Cisco Nexus switches using XML, Python, and NX-API
  • Implement a Cisco ACI solution that provides fabric connectivity to bare-metal hosts, virtual machines, and external Layer 2 and Layer 3 domains
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with virtual machine managers, such as VMware vCenter
  • Enforce application policies in intra- and intertenant scenarios 
  • Deploy Cisco AVS and microsegmentation 
  • Program Cisco ACI using the Cisco UCS Director 
  • Insert L4-L7 services in the Cisco ACI fabric 
  • Monitor Cisco ACI Deployment using atomic counters and other monitoring tools
Course Outline
  • Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualizaiton and Implementation
  • Module 2: NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure
  • Module 4: ACI Constructs
  • Module 5: Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability 
  • Module 6: Cisco ACI enhanced Features 
  • Module 7: Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking
Further information

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