Outline

  • Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts
    • What Is Cisco ACI?
    • Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware
  • Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs
    • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
    • Tenant
  • Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding
    • Endpoint Learning
    • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration Knob
  • Introducing External Network Connectivity
    • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options
    • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
  • Introducing VMM Integration
    • VMware vCenter VDS Integration
    • Resolution Immediacy in VMM
  • Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations
    • Service Appliance Insertion Without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
    • Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Explaining Cisco ACI Management
    • Out-of-Band Management
    • In-Band Management

Lab outline

  • Validate Fabric Discovery
  • Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Create Access Policies and Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  • Enable Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same Endpoint Group (EPG)
  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity
  • Enable Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Compare Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain
  • Configure External Layer 2 (L2Out) Connection
  • Configure External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connection
  • Integrate Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) With VMware vCenter Using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)