Course Code: DCAUIDuration: 3 Days Price: £2,585+VAT
The Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) course teaches you how to implement Cisco® Data Center automated solutions including programming concepts, orchestration, and automation tools. Through a combination of lessons and hands-on practice, you will manage the tools and learn the benefits of programmability and automation in the Cisco-powered Data Center. You 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.
Individuals looking to understand how to implement automated solutions in a Cisco Data Center.
After completing this course you should be able to:
Review 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
Understand the functionality provided by the Python ACI libraries and write scripts that apply configuration and verify state on the Cisco ACI fabric
Understand Cisco ACI Ansible modules, build playbooks that apply Infrastructure-as-Code concepts to Cisco ACI tenant configuration, and generate a health report using Ansible
Understand Cisco ACI Apps Center integration and the benefits of integrating Kubernetes infrastructure with Cisco ACI
Understand the API types and capabilities available on Cisco Nexus product family
Understand Day 0 operations and how Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), PowerOn Auto Provisioning (POAP), and enhanced Pre-boot eXecution Environment (iPXE) fulfil these goals with their respective tooling
Understand functionality provided by the on-box tooling on the Cisco Nexus series switches and implement simple solutions to improve daily operation
Use Python and Ansible to leverage the NX-API to implement and verify configuration state using modern workflows
Understand the paradigm shift of Model-Driven Telemetry and explore a fully set up pipeline for data collection and analysis
Attendees should meet the following 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
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
This course is recommended as preparation for the following exam:
300-635 - Automating Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO) exam
After you pass 300-635 DCAUTO exam, you earn the Cisco Certified DevNet Specialist – Data Center Automation and Programmability certification, and you satisfy the concentration exam requirements for both the CCNP Data Center certification and the Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification.
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