Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode (DCAC9K) 2.0



This course is designed for systems and field engineers who manage and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. In this course, you will learn the key components and procedures for configuring and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI mode. You will also learn how to connect the ACI Fabric to external networks and services.


  • Network and data center cloud systems architects, as well as server administrators
  • Application developers and security engineers as well as virtualization administrators


  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Good understanding of networking protocols (CCNA Certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended)�

Note: If you�re looking for in depth knowledge related to 9K NXOS Mode, VXLAN, and�Cisco's onePK, then we recommend that you take DCINX9K - Cisco Nexus 9000 Design and Configuration before taking this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch ACI
  • ACI fabric
  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch hardware
  • Configure the ACI controller (APIC)
  • Configure ACI L4�L7 service integration
  • Integrate the APIC hypervisor
  • Programmability and orchestration of the ACI network
  • ACI connectivity to outside networks
  • Implement ACI management
  • Migration options with ACI

1. Cisco Application Infrastructure Overview

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch in ACI Mode
  • �ACI Fabric
  • �Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switch Hardware
  • Configuring the APIC

2. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Configuration and Orchestration

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

3. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure External Connectivity, Management, and Migration

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