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DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualisation and Automation 6.2


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DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualisation and Automation 6.2
5 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Data Center Switching
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Course Details

The DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualisation and Automation v6.2 course is a skills-building course that focuses on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches. The course provides rich hands-on experience in building a Data Center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs.


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This course will be retired on February 23, 2020. See other Cisco courses available.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch
  • Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch, programmability options on Cisco NX-OS, and different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management
  • Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
  • Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the 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, it’s monitoring capabilities, and programmability and orchestration
  • Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability
  • Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and micro-segmentation
  • Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI and integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 network
  • Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected


Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation

  • Lesson 1: Configuring Logical Device Separation
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Switching Technology


Module 2: Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation

  • Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
  • Lesson 2: Implementing Configuration Profiles
  • Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools


Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure Overview

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco ACI


Module 4: Cisco ACI Building Blocks and Application Policies

  • Lesson 1: Building Tenant-Based Policies with Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
  • Lesson 3: Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI


Module 5: Cisco ACI Manageability and Programmability

  • Lesson 1: Monitoring and Managing Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability and Orchestration


Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features

  • Lesson 1: Describing vPC
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco AVS


Module 7: Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design

  • Lesson 1: Describing Packet Flow Internal to the ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 2: Describing External Layer 3 Network Integration
  • Lesson 3: Describing External Layer 2 Network Integration
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Service Insertion and Redirection

Target Audience

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • System Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Channel Partners


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

  • DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 or higher
  • DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.0 or higher
  • DCAC9K – Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode v2.0 or higher
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment


It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • Describe Data Center networking concepts
  • Describe Data Center storage concepts
  • Describe Data Center virtualisation