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DCAUI-Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.1 Course

DCAUI-Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.1 - On-Demand Training Course

Course Description

Course Description:

The DCAUI-Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.1 course is a 3-day course that is designed to teach students how to manage the tools and learn the benefits of programmability and automation in the Cisco-powered Data Center. Students will examine Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for data center and cloud networks, Cisco Nexus (Cisco NX-OS) platforms for device-centric automation, and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) for Data Center compute. Students will study the current ecosystem of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), software development toolkits, and relevant workflows along with open industry standards, tools, and APIs, such as Python, Ansible, Git, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Yaml Ain't Markup Language (YAML), Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF), and Yet Another Generation (YANG). The class prepares students for the 300-635 Automating Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO) certification exam.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Reviewing Cisco ACI fundamental concepts and GUI workflows, and create the case for implementing automation
  • Introduce the Cisco ACI REST API, the tools already available on the Cisco Application Policy
  • Infrastructure Controller (APIC), and understand basic API interaction using Postman
  • Understanding the functionality provided by the Python ACI libraries and write scripts that apply configuration and verify state on the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Understanding Cisco ACI Ansible modules, build playbooks that apply Infrastructure-as-Code concepts to Cisco ACI tenant configuration, and generate a health report using Ansible
  • Understanding Cisco ACI Apps Center integration and the benefits of integrating Kubernetes infrastructure with Cisco ACI
  • Understanding the API types and capabilities available on Cisco Nexus product family
  • Understanding Day 0 operations and how Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), PowerOn Auto
  • Provisioning (POAP), and enhanced Pre-boot eXecution Environment (iPXE) fulfill these goals with their respective tooling
  • Understanding functionality provided by the on-box tooling on the Cisco Nexus series switches and implement simple solutions to improve daily operation
  • Using Python and Ansible to leverage the NX-API to implement and verify configuration state using modern workflows
  • Understanding the paradigm shift of Model-Driven Telemetry and explore a fully set up pipeline for data collection and analysis
  • Understanding the Cisco UCS developer tools and implement management workflows leveraging Cisco UCS APIs, Python, and Ansible modules
  • Leveraging Cisco UCS Director APIs to manage infrastructure using Postman and Python scripts
  • Reviewing Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) product capabilities and understand how its API can be beneficial to automating the Cisco Data Center
  • Understanding the advantages of using Cisco Intersight and how to implement automation tasks using its REST APIs via Python and Ansible

Target Student:

  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Wireless engineer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Network administrator
  • Wireless design engineer
  • Network manager
  • Site reliability engineer
  • Deployment engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Account manager

Prerequisites:

  • Basic programming language concepts
  • Basic understanding of virtualization and VMware
  • Ability to use Linux and Command Line Interface (CLI) tools, such as Secure Shell (SSH) and bash
  • CCNP level data center knowledge
  • Foundational understanding of Cisco ACI


This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 3 -days of content, 365-days unlimited access. for $750.
Students can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 3 -day instructor-led class of the same name. The cost for this On-Demand class is $750. (Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)

Course Syllabus

  • Describing the Cisco ACI Policy Model
  • Describing the Cisco APIC REST API
  • Using Python to Interact with the ACI REST API
  • Using Ansible to Automate Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI Apps Center and Kubernetes Integration
  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Programmability
  • Describing Day-Zero Provisioning with Cisco NX-OS
  • Implementing On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS
  • Implementing Off-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS
  • Understanding Model-Driven Telemetry
  • Automating Cisco UCS Using Developer Tools
  • Implementing Workflows Using Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco DCNM
  • Describing Cisco Intersight
Labs:
  • Use Cisco APIC Web GUI
  • Discover the Cisco APIC REST API
  • Use Postman with the APIC REST API
  • Use Python with the Cisco APIC REST API
  • Configure and Verify Cisco ACI Using Acitoolkit
  • Use Cobra and Arya to Recreate a Tenant
  • Manage Configuration Using Ansible
  • Set Up a New Tenant the NetDevOps Way
  • Create an Infrastructure Health Report
  • Install an Application from the App Center on the Cisco APIC
  • Power on Auto Provisioning on the Cisco Nexus 9000
  • Use Bash and Guest-Shell on Cisco NX-OS
  • Use Python to Enhance CLI Commands
  • Trigger a Python Script Using Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  • Docker Containers on NX-OS
  • Configure and Verify Using NX-API and Python
  • Configure and Verify Using NETCONF/YANG
  • Use Ansible with NX-OS
  • Streaming Telemetry
  • Connect, Query, and Modify Cisco UCS Manager Objects Using Cisco UCS PowerTool
  • Discovery 21: Connect, Query, and Modify Cisco UCS Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Objects Using Cisco IMC PowerTool
  • Utilize Cisco UCS Python Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Utilize Cisco IMC Python SDK
  • Implement Ansible Playbooks to Modify and Verify the Configuration of Cisco UCS Manager

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Course Title: DCAUI-Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.1
Format: On-Demand Course
Licence Period: 365-day User License
Price: $750












"Great class!! Clear explanations of complex topics.
I could repeat lessons as many times as needed to make sure I mastered them."
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