ACI Operations & Troubleshooting Boot Camp (ACI OT BC)

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​ACI Operations and Troubleshooting is a three-day, instructor-led course designed for data center architects and network engineers to learn how to operate and troubleshoot a Data Center Network Infrastructure running Cisco ACI.

Intended Audience

  • ​SE's
  • Customers Engineer
  • Field Engineer
  • DC Architects
  • Network Infrastructure Personnel
  • Cloud Infrastructure Personnel
  • Network Operation Personnel

At Completion

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

  • Operationalize and troubleshoot the ACI Fabric
  • Understand APIC and its monitoring, management and troubleshooting aspects
  • Avoid common mistakes and recognize common symptoms


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

  • Familiarity with Data Center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with management of Cisco DC switches
  • Understanding of basic network troubleshooting experience
  • Basic System/Network Administration skills (Linux/Windows)
  • Experience with DC Operations
  • Recommended: Completion of ACI-FE Bootcamp, ACI-FE Essentials, or equivalent experience

Exams & Certifications


Course Outline

1. ACI Overview & Configuration Review


2. Configuration Management

Installing, upgrading, backing up, and restoring ACI fabric

  • Lab 1: Create admin-level user account
  • Lab 2: Configuration Restore

 3. APIC Management Access Protocols and Interfaces

Protocols and interfaces for ACI access

  • Exercises: Basic GUI, Visore, CLI show commands

 4. Monitoring

Always-on and on-demand monitoring tools

  • Exercise: Audit Log
  • Lab3: Configuring Syslog
  • Lab 4: Configuring SNMP
  • Lab 5: Custom Monitoring Policy
  • Exercise: Traffic Map

 5. Troubleshooting

Methodologies, tools and specific examples

  • Exercises: Taboo Contract, iPing, End Point Tracker, Contract Drops, Contracts, Traceroute, Atomic
  • Counters, SPAN
  • Lab 6: Challenge Lab



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