Learning path

Cisco ACI: Fabric & Hypervisor Setup

Skill Level
Fundamentals
Duration 6h 30m
Updated Oct 25, 2023

About this learning path

This is part 1 of our ACI fundamentals training, with Part 2, "Cisco ACI: Tenant & Fabric Connectivity," as the next step in the series. Cisco's APIC functions like a switch supervisor, configuring the fabric as if it were a single switch. The Spine/Leaf fabric discovery and self-assembly occur seamlessly, similar to plugging in the supervisor (APIC), fabric module (Spine), and blades(Leafs). This Learning Path delves into ACI's discovery process, fabric construction, and its extension to hypervisors via VMM integration, thereby expanding ACI control to the hypervisors' vSwitch. Part 2 will dive deeper into configurations that are applied to designate ports as access, trunk, or L3 ports.

Your instructors

World Wide Technology

Principal Solutions Architect

World Wide Technology

Technical Solutions Architect - ACI

Prerequisites

  1. CCNA certification or a basic understanding of primary network concepts VLANs, IP address, and Gateways.
  2. Basic understanding of navigation through VMware vSphere
  3. Use of SFTP/SCP for backup and restore

What you'll learn

  1. Tutorial on VXLAN 101 and ACI 101 basics
  2. Initial configuration of the APIC 6.0 controller via APIC console using the APIC simulator
  3. APIC 6.0 switch Fabric Discovery via the registration process
  4. APIC 6.0 GUI Discovery self-discovery of the APIC sections
  5. Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Networking to connect a Vsphere 7 vcenter to ACI and create a new ACI 6.0 created DVS in vCenter

Technologies

  1. 1. Cisco ACI Overview
    1. Enroll in this learning path to view locked content 6 Steps to Understanding Cisco ACI
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    2. Enroll in this learning path to view locked content The Vision and Reality of ACI Anywhere
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  2. 2. Cisco ACI: Fabric & Hypervisor Setup
    1. Enroll in this learning path to view locked content Cisco ACI Fundamentals Lab Part 1
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    2. Enroll in this learning path to view locked content Cisco ACI 5.0 Virtual Simulator Lab 1 - Initial APIC Setup
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  3. 3. Conclusion
    1. Enroll in this learning path to view locked content Cisco ACI Fundamentals Lab Part 1 quiz
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    2. Enroll in this learning path to view locked content Learning Path Complete
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