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Cisco ACI Overview

This advanced Cisco ACI overview course builds on ACI fundamentals to provide expert-level training and lab time in the most-requested advanced training topics. Material covered includes: Design Best Practices, Legacy Network Integration, Multiple Site Options, Micro-segmentation, ACI & UCS, Application Dependency Mapping, and Advanced L3Out topics.

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BTA has deployed over 500 ACI Fabrics, and these are the advanced topics that are implemented most frequently.

After organizations have begun the SDN journey with ACI, they require expertise in Legacy migrations, Design best practices, Micro-segmentation and other topics. This course delivers that expertise.

This is the Next Step in ACI expertise.


Completion of one of the following courses:

  • ACI Field Engineer Implementation
  • Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode or equivalent ACI experience
  • Or equivalent ACI experience
  • Familiarity with Data Center infrastructure operations

  • Familiarity with management of Cisco DC switches


  • Optimize their ACI Fabric
  • Understand the most common options and design choices for L3Out external routed connectivity
  • Migrate legacy workloads to an ACI fabric
  • Identify all the components of legacy applications and build ACI Application Profiles

  • Configure various options for multiple-site ACI deployments
  • Configure micro-segmentation
  • Configure UCS servers for optimal ACI operations
  • Design an ACI fabric according to field-hardened Best Practices


  • Network Engineers
  • Solution Architects

* designed specifically for those who design Cisco ACI data center networks

Delivery: Interactive Instructor Led Training

Type: Lecture + Hands-On Lab


Module 0: Agenda / Intro / Logistics

Module 1:Advanced & Shared L3Out

  • Lab 0:  Configure Shared L3Out

Module 2: ACI Transit Routing

  • Lab 1: Lab Configure Transit Routing in an ACI Fabric

Module 3: ACI & Legacy Networks

  • Lab 2:  Migrate Workloads from a Legacy Network to ACI

Module 4: Application Dependency Mapping

  • Lab 3: Discover and Map a Production Application

Module 5: ACI Multiple Sites

  • Lab 4: Configure a Multisite Fabric

Module 6: ACI Micro-segmentation

  • Lab 5: Configure Application with Micro-segmentation

Module 7: ACI & UCS Best Practices

  • Lab 6: Optimize UCS Configuration for ACI

Module 8: ACI Design Boot Camp

  • Lab 7: Build an ACI Design from Customer Requirements