ACISTK: ACI Integration and OpenStack Training

ACI Integration and OpenStack (ACISTK) is a 3-day course providing an introduction to ACI, OpenStack and the tools needed for proper integration. This course will educate the students about ACI integration with OpenStack and will include hands-on labs, which will reinforce the concepts covered. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of ACI Architecture, be familiar with OpenStack, have fundamental Linux skills, and a working understanding of general networking, subnets, and VLANs. This course will help you understand OpenStack concepts, OpenStack System Architecture and Components, ACI Design, Architecture, and Concepts, plus much more.

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Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of ACI Architecture
  • Familiarity with OpenStack
  • Basic skills using Linux
  • Understanding of VLANs, subnets, and general networking

What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials and official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • OpenStack Concepts, design, and implementation
  • OpenStack System Architecture and Components
  • OpenStack network architecture
  • ACI Design, Architecture and Concepts
  • Understand Opflex implementation with Openstack
  • Integration of ACI with OpenStack networking

Course Outline

Module 1: ACI Architecture

  • Lesson 1: ACI Overview
  • Lesson 2: ACI Components
  • Lesson 3: ACI Policy Model
  • Lesson 4: APIC Features and purpose
  • Lesson 5: OpFlex Protocol

Module 2: ACI Fabric

  • Lesson 1: ACI Fabric Operation
  • Lesson 2: ACI Policy
  • Lesson 3: Virtual Machine Integration
  • Lesson 4: Fabric Forwarding
  • Lesson 5: External L2/L3 Connectivity

Module 3: OpenStack Overview

  • Lesson 1: Cloud definition
  • Lesson 2: DevOps requirements
  • Lesson 3: OpenStack history
  • Lesson 4: OpenStack design
  • Lesson 5: OpenStack adoption

Module 4: OpenStack Architecture

  • Lesson 1: OpenStack Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Primary Project In OpenStack
  • Lesson 3: OpenStack and ACI integration

Module 5: OpenStack Networking

  • Lesson 1: Neutron basics
  • Lesson 2: ML design
  • Lesson 3: Plugin architecture
  • Lesson 4: Open virtual switch
  • Lesson 5: NXoS integration
  • Lesson 6: Network design

Module 6: ACI Integration

  • Lesson 1: ML2 Plugin Overview
  • Lesson 2: Plugin Components
  • Lesson 3: Mapping Group Based Policy to APIC
  • Lesson 4: Virtual environment Integration
  • Lesson 5: Connecting to other networks
  • Lesson 6: Network address translation
  • Lesson 7: sNAT
  • Lesson 8: Floating IP addresses
  • Lesson 9: Host Networking

Module 7: Group-Based Policy (GBP) for OpenStack

  • Lesson 1: GBP design
  • Lesson 2: GBP Plugin
  • Lesson 3: GBP implementation

Labs

  • Lab 1: APIC Exploration
  • Lab 2: Setup of OpenStack
  • Lab 3: GBP Plugin Setup and Operations (CentOS/Kilo)