Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode 1.1


This course is a 5-day ILT training program designed for customers, systems engineers, and field engineers who are implementing and managing Cisco ACI. The course covers the key concepts behind ACI’s application-centric, policy-based view of infrastructure. You will learn how to configure ACI tenants, application profiles, contracts, and endpoints, how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services, how to configure hypervisor integration and L4-7 services. You will also learn about strategies for migrating existing applications to an ACI fabric, and for automating and integrating configuration processes via scripting and APIs. This course features extensive hands-on labs that begin with ACI fabric discovery and include deployment of application profiles, hypervisor integration, service graphs, external network connectivity, and a brief exploration of the APIC REST API.


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Attendees should meet the following prerequisities:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols  – CCNA or CCNP Recommended
  • Good understanding of Data Center Architecture – CCNA DC Recommended
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment – VSICM Recommended

Cisco ACI Overview

  • Describing the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI Solution
  • Describing the ACI Fabric
  • Describing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Configuring the APIC

Cisco ACI Configuration and Orchestration

  • Configuring Layer 4 Through Layer 7 Services
  • Configuring APIC Hypervisor Integration
  • Demonstrating ACI Network Programmability and Orchestration

Cisco ACI External Connectivity, Management and Migration

  • Configuring ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
  • Implementing ACI Management
  • Describing Migration Options with ACI


  • Lab 1: Accessing the Remote Lab Environment
  • Lab 2: Initiate ACI Fabric Discovery (Instructor Demo)
  • Lab 3: Configure Basic Network Constructs
  • Lab 4: Configure Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Lab 5: Deploy a Three-Tier Application Profile
  • Lab 6: Deploy a Service Graph with Application Profile
  • Lab 7: Register a VMM Domain with ACI
  • Lab 8: Configure VMware ESXi Hosts to Use the APIC DVS
  • Lab 9: Associate an EPG to a VMware vCenter Domain
  • Lab 10: Associate a VM to an EPG Port Group
  • Lab 11: Configure APIC Using the REST API
  • Lab 12: Exporting Contracts Between Tenants
  • Lab 13: Configure APIC Using the ACI Cobra SDK (Python)
  • Lab 14: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 3 Network
  • Lab 15: Configure APIC to Communicate to an External Layer 2 Network
  • Lab 16: Configure APIC for Bare Metal to Bare Metal Communications
  • Lab 17: Monitor and Troubleshoot ACI
  • Lab 18: Configure APIC RBAC for Local and Remote Users



After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch ACI
  • Discuss ACI Fabric
  • Review the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Hardware
  • Configure the APIC
  • Configure ACI L4-L7 Service Integration
  • Integrate the APIC Hypervisor
  • Understand the Programmability and Orchestration of the ACI Network
  • Discuss ACI Connectivity to Outside Networks
  • Implement ACI Management
  • Describe Migration Options
Target Audience

Individuals who need to understand, configure and design a data center network environment which incorporates the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch operating in ACI Mode.


Recommended as preparation for exams:

  • There are no exams currently aligned to this course
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