ACI Day 2 Operational Basics Training

16 hours
The ACI Day 2 Operational Basics Training is structured as a hybrid workshop and is delivered by a technology specific Subject Matter Expert in a workshop format, either virtually via the customer's preferred meeting application or onsite at the customer's location. The engagement combines an SME engagement, workshop, training and lab demo all in one interactive experience that focuses on learning a new technology, best practices and how it will fit into the customer's current environment.

What to Expect

The following items are included in this training: 

  • Demonstrating design strategies
  • Demonstrate flexibility and use cases of different design and migration changes
  • Execution concepts & whiteboarding
  • Automate, operate and secure concept walkthrough
  • Provision, validation and troubleshooting commands

Goals & Objectives

Our expert led training workshops help you gain a better understanding of the Cisco ACI technologies and solutions. Upon completion you'll have the working knowledge and skills to develop, deploy and maintain a solid ACI infrastructure.


The following is a summary of the 2 day agenda, concepts and inclusions for the training:

  • ACI Automation - Daily configuration tasks via postman
    • API and postman basics
    • Postman basics and configuration
    • Using postman for single configuration deployment
    • Using postman for creating collection runners for batch deployment
  • Provision new switches and subcomponents
    • Configuration process flow
    • Add new VLANs, AEPs, domains and related components
    • Add new leafs, leaf profiles, leaf interface profiles, VPC domains and OOB management addresses
  • Basic show commands via CLI to validate configurations
    • Validate policies configured in the APICs
    • Validate endpoints
    • Validate newly provisioned switches and DHCP addresses assigned
    • Validate basic VLAN mapping
  • Basic troubleshooting via GUI and CLI
    • Fault tracing
    • Understanding health score and how faults work
    • Understanding common faults and how to solve them
    • iPing command
    • Endpoint tracker
    • Show commands from APICs and switches
    • Basic moquery commands
    • tcpdump
  • Statistics collection
    • Physical port statistics
    • Logical statistics
    • Resource usage statistics
    • Audit logs and event history
    • ACI call home feature
  • ACI Deny/Permit logs