CCNP Data Center Application Centric Infrastructure 300-620 DCACI Official Cert Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-11-03
  • Publisher: Cisco Press

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This is Cisco’s official, comprehensive self-study resource for preparing for the DCACI 300-620 exam, part of Cisco’s modern pathway towards CCNP Data Center certification. Cisco technology experts cover every objective concisely and logically, with extensive teaching features designed to promote retention and understanding. You’ll find:
  • Pre-chapter quizzes to assess knowledge upfront and focus study more efficiently
  • Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to actual configuration commands
  • Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list that candidates must know
  • Exam preparation sections with additional chapter review features
  • Final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan
  • Customizable online practice tests
This guide presents comprehensive, current coverage of Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches in ACI mode. It presents a holistic picture of ACI design and configuration at an intermediate level, covering key skills for designing, configuring, and troubleshooting data center networks using Cisco ACI. Coverage includes Cisco ACI:
  • Configuration
  • Integration
  • Management and monitoring
  • Network resources
  • Interconnections
  • Programmability and orchestration

Author Biography

Ammar Ahmadi (CCIE No. 50928 Data Center) has 6+ years of experience in data center design, implementation, optimization, and troubleshooting. He currently works at Cisco partner Ahead LLC as a Technical Architect, where he has designed and supported large-scale ACI fabrics since ACI's early days. Occasionally, he breaks from design work to produce network modernization roadmaps, mentor other engineers, or demonstrate SDN architecture possibilities to customers. He was previously a Network Consulting Engineer at Cisco specializing in converged infrastructure projects.

Table of Contents

Part I: ACI Fundamentals
1. A Focus on the Big Picture of ACI
2. Building Blocks of ACI
3. Endpoint Learning and Packet Flow
4. Automation and Orchestration in ACI

Part II: Preparing an ACI Fabric
5. Initializing an ACI Fabric
6. Implementing Fabric Policies
7. Implementing Fabric Access Policies
8. Additional System-Wide Configurations

Part III: Tenant Configuration
9. Creating New Segments and Adding Endpoints to the Fabric
10. Layer 2 Connectivity to non-ACI Switches
11. Layer 3 Connectivity Out the Fabric
12. Deep Dive into Contracts
13. Deploying multicast applications in ACI

Part IV: Integrations
14. VMM Integration
15. L4-L7 Service Integrations
16. Third-Party Integrations

Part V: Advanced ACI Architectures
17. ACI Multi-Pod
18. ACI Multi-Site
19. GOLF
20. Additional ACI Architectures 
21. Proactive Monitoring of ACI Fabrics
22. Reactive Monitoring of ACI Fabrics

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