The Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) v1.1 course teaches you how to implement Cisco Data Center automated solutions including programming concepts, orchestration, and automation tools. Through a combination of lessons and hands-on practice, you will manage the tools and learn the benefits of programmability and automation in the Cisco-powered Data Center. You will examine Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for data center and cloud networks, Cisco Nexus (Cisco NX-OS) platforms for device-centric automation, and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) for Data Center compute.


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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Leverage the tools and APIs to automate Cisco ACI powered data centers.
- Demonstrate workflows (configuration, verification, healthchecking, monitoring) using Python, Ansible, and Postman.
- Leverage the various models and APIs of the Cisco Nexus OS platform to perform day 0 operations, improve troubleshooting methodologies with custom tools, augment the CLI using scripts, and integrate various workflows using - Ansible and Python.
- Describe the paradigm shift of Model Driven Telemetry and understand the building blocks of a working solution.
- Describe how the Cisco Data Center compute solutions can be managed and automated using API centric tooling, by using the Python SDK, PowerTool, and Ansible modules to implement various workflows on Cisco UCS, Cisco IMC, Cisco - UCS Manager, Cisco UCS Director, and Cisco Intersight.

  • Course Outline

  • Describing the Cisco ACI Policy Model
    Describing the Cisco APIC REST API
    Using Python to Interact with the ACI REST API
    Using Ansible to Automate Cisco ACI
    Introducing Cisco NX-OS Programmability
    Describing Day-Zero Provisioning with Cisco NX-OS
    Implementing On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS
    Implementing Off-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS
    Automating Cisco UCS Using Developer Tools
    Implementing Workflows Using Cisco UCS Director
    Describing Cisco DCNM
    Describing Cisco Intersight


This course is designed for network and software engineers whose job role could be Network engineer, Systems engineer, Wireless engineer, Consulting systems engineer, Technical solutions architect, Network administrator, Wireless design engineer, Network manager, Site reliability engineer, Deployment engineer, Sales engineer, Account manager.




Before taking this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills: - Basic programming language concepts - Basic understanding of virtualization and VMware - Ability to use Linux and Command Line Interface (CLI) tools, such as Secure Shell (SSH) and bash - CCNP level data center knowledge - Foundational understanding of Cisco ACI


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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