A strong foundation in troubleshooting failed applications and core ACI infrastructure are essential knowledge to any network professional looking to advance in the field. In this course, Troubleshooting Cisco ACI, you’ll learn to in detail the tools and steps used to troubleshoot a variety of ACI uses cases. First, you’ll explore the ACI fabric infrastructure and workload connectivity. Next, you’ll discover the deployment and migration key phases. Finally, you’ll learn how to manage and monitor the ACI fabric. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of the Cisco ACI needed to troubleshoot the common ACI use cases.
Course Overview My name is Matt Conran from Network Insight, and welcome to my course in Troubleshooting Cisco ACI. I'm a lead network and security architect, and I'm based in Ireland. Cisco ACI is changing data center networks to be more agile and dynamic. The traditional data center was built for a different era, and now with the change in our current environment, we need to modernize the data center, and Cisco is the perfect solution for you with Cisco ACI. In this course, we're going to discuss the core aspects of the ACI fabric infrastructure. We will examine the move to Cisco ACI and the reasons for the data center transition, touching on the ACI building blocks, design, and a number of troubleshooting examples, for example ACI discovery process and the APIC clusters. We will also discuss the ACI logical constructs connecting the workload, mapping the fabric, and troubleshooting common connectivity and infrastructure components, along with navigating the fabric and endpoint learning. We will also dive into deployment and migration. The ACI does not work in silo and we'll need Layer 2 and Layer 3 connections to non‑ACI networks. Flood control and default gateway placement, along with the ability to turn on and off certain ACI optimizations are key considerations here. Finally, we will look at the management and troubleshooting tools available. In this course, we will have theory, a lot of troubleshooting use cases, along with demos with a full ACI lab. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of how to troubleshoot Cisco ACI, the details of the solution, and the best practices for solving a wide variety of ACI problems. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn Cisco ACI with the Troubleshooting Cisco ACI course, at Pluralsight.