Implementing Cisco® Data Center Virtualization and Automation


Duration: 05 days

Version 6.0

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 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 in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.

After completion of this course, students will be able to…
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 NXAPI
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 Python, RESTful APIs, and Arya
Orchestrate Cisco ACI using the Cisco UCS Director
Insert L4-L7 services into the Cisco ACI fabric
Monitor Cisco ACI deployment using atomic counters and other monitoring tools.

To fully benefit from this course, students should be able to do the following:
Describe data center networking concepts
Describe data center storage concepts
Describe data center virtualization

Who Should Attend
Systems and field engineers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
Cisco integrators and partners who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series switches and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series fabric extenders
Data center engineers and managers
Program managers
Project managers


What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

Training Solutions

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor-Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor-Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Course Outline

Module 1: Infrastructure Virtualization Implementation
Lesson 1: Configuring Logical Device Separation
Lesson 2: Configuring Virtual Switching Technologies

Module 2: NX-OS Configuration Automation
Lesson 1: Implementing Configuration Programmability
Lesson 2: Implementing Configuration Profiles
Lesson 3: Using Scripting Tools

Module 3: Application-Centric Infrastructure
Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
Lesson 2: Describing Management
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies

Module 4: ACI Constructs
Lesson 1: Describing Tenant-Based Policies
Lesson 2: Describing VMM Domain Integration
Lesson 3: Describing Contracts Within an Application Profile

Module 5: Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring and Programmability
Lesson 1: Configuring Monitoring
Lesson 2: Configuring Security Domains and Role Mapping
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco ACI Programmability

Module 6: Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
Lesson 1: Implementing Inter-Tenant Communication
Lesson 2: Describing vPC
Lesson 3: Deploying Cisco AVS

Module 7: Application-Centric Infrastructure Networking
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