ACI Field Engineer Essentials (ACI FE)

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​This 3-day course provides a deep dive into ACI concepts and best practices. Students will learn ACI configuration and basic operations, including rack-and-stack initial installation, application profile configuration, hypervisor integration and external connectivity. This class will go into the weeds. After completing this course, students will be qualified to start with switches on the loading dock and quickly build an operational, functioning ACI fabric. There are labs for each step of the course, with a final Challenge Lab for comprehensive review.

Intended Audience

  • ​Field Engineers

  • Solutions Architects

  • Systems Integrators

  • Support Teams

  • End user customers deploying ACI fabrics 

At Completion

After completion of this course, students will be able to... 

  • Understand ACI Architecture and Concepts 

  • Install and Configure an ACI Fabric 

  • Integrate ACI with VMware 

  • Configure Tenants and Application Profiles 

  • Configure Layer 2 and 3 outside connectivity to the ACI Fabric 

  • Complete a baseline Proof of Concept installation 


To fully benefit from this course, students should have the following prerequisite skills and knowledge: 

  • Cisco Nexus and Data Center Layer 2/3 Concepts 

  • Basic Cisco UCS B Series Networking 

  • Basic VMware administration and networking 

  • Basic Linux System administration 

Exams & Certifications


Course Outline

  • ACI Overview 

  • ACI Switches 

  • Application Policy Infrastructure Controller 

  • Initial Fabric Configuration 

  • ACI Policy Model 

  • Application Profiles 

  • VMware Integration 

  • External Layer 2 Connectivity 

  • External Layer 3 Connectivity 

  • ACI Operations 

  • Deconstruction and Challenge Lab 

  • Hands on labs throughout to reinforce concepts



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