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DCVAI Training
CCNP Data Center

DCVAI Training

DCVAI Training Upcoming Dates

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September 23 - 27, 201908:30 AM - 04:30 PM UTC-05Live Online*4395.00QuoteRegister
October 28 - November 1, 201908:30 AM - 04:30 PM UTC-05Live Online*4395.00QuoteRegister
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December 16 - 20, 201908:30 AM - 04:30 PM UTC-05Live Online*4395.00QuoteRegister
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DCVAI Training

DCVAI (Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation) v6.2 is a five-day training course that will prepare you for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification exam 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. You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to implement Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), virtualization, and automation of data center operations.

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access


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

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch
  • Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch
  • Describe programmability options on Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management
  • Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS
  • 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
  • List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities
  • Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration
  • Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability
  • Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and microsegmentation
  • Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI
  • Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks
  • Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks
  • Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric, and how traffic is subsequently redirected

Course Outline

Module1: 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: Implementing Configuration Programmability

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: Cisco ACI 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


  • Lab 1: Implement Cisco NX-OS Configuration Automation
  • Lab 2: Discover and Initialize ACI Fabric
  • Lab 3: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Lab 4: Implement Cisco ACI Fabric Connectivity for VMs
  • Lab 5: Implement Application Policies
  • Lab 6: Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Lab 7: Program Cisco APIC Using Python and Arya
  • Lab 8: Implement vPC to Hypervisors
  • Lab 9: Deploy Cisco AVS and Microsegmentation
  • Lab 10: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Lab 11: Enable Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Lab 12: Provision Layer 2 Extension Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 13: Deploy Service Graph ASA NGFW

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