Troubleshooting ACI Bootcamp

Attendees will learn how to review and verify basic connectivity to the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), explain Cisco APIC and its monitoring, management, and troubleshooting aspects, etc.

Engineers that need to know the key components and procedures to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode, a solution to simplify, optimize, and accelerate infrastructure deployment.

Attendees will learn how to review and verify basic connectivity to the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC), explain Cisco APIC and its monitoring, management, and troubleshooting aspects, describe Cisco Network Assurance and Cisco Network Insights and how to use them to improve operational efficiency and finally, how to avoid common mistakes and recognize common symptoms.

Cisco ACI Day-2 Operations

  • Management Information Tree
  • Cisco ACI APIC and Built-In Tools

Day-2 Operational Challenges

  • Day-2 Challenges and Solutions

Introducing Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE)

  • Overview of Cisco Network Assurance Engine
  • Components of Cisco NAE

Introducing Cisco Network Insights

  • Introducing Cisco Network Insights Advisor
  • Introducing Cisco Network Insights Resources

Cisco ACI Fabric Operation and Forwarding

  • Virtual Extensible LAN Basics
  • Cisco ACI Initial Configuration Overview

Cisco ACI Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Review of Logical Model
  • Review of Concrete Model

Troubleshooting the Logical Model

  • Troubleshooting Logical Model Methodology

Troubleshooting the Concrete Model

  • Troubleshooting Concrete Model Methodology

Troubleshooting Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Integration

  • Troubleshooting VMware
  • Verifying Blade Chassis

Troubleshooting Layer 4-7 Service Insertion

  • Layer 4-7 Service Graph Overview
  • Device Packages

Troubleshooting Layer 2

  • VLAN and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) Mapping
  • Traffic Flow

Troubleshooting Layer 3 Routing

  • Troubleshooting Routing
  • Layer 3 Transit Routing

Troubleshooting Contracts and Route Leaking

  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)-VRF Contracts and Route Leaking

Cisco ACI Best Practices

  • Cisco ACI Naming Conventions
  • Day-0 Configuration

It is highly recommended to attend the Advanced ACI Bootcamp.

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