Using Cisco ACI with VMware vSphere Integration

This course will show you how to use software defined networking with a virtualization solution in VMware vSphere. You will learn how to seamlessly manage policies for virtual machines with Cisco ACI.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 29, 2016
Duration
1h 17m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 29, 2016
Duration
1h 17m
Description

Software Defined Networking is becoming an ever increasingly popular topic. With ACI you can use SDN technologies to manage your entire network, physical or virtual, from one management point. This course, Using Cisco ACI with VMware vSphere Integration, will build off the Fundamentals ACI course already on Pluralsight, but concentrates specifically on the seamless VMware integration into Cisco’s SDN technology, Application Centric Infrastructure. First you'll learn about building VMM Domains in ACI with vCenter. Next, you'll gain experience using the built in vSphere Distributed Virtual Switch as well as Cisco’s Application Virtual Switch. Finally, you'll learn all about the ever infamous topic of micro-segmentation. By the end this course, you’ll know not only why this integration is important, but how to manage the policy of VMware end points the same way you would manage it for physical end points and even end points from other hypervisors.

About the author
About the author

Lauren Malhoit has been in IT for over a dozen years. She’s been the host of podcasts and the author of two books as well as a blogger for several reputable tech sites. She can be reached via twitter @Malhoit.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Lauren Malhoit, and welcome to my course Integrating VMware vSphere with ACI. I am a Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco, and I believe this is some of the coolest technology around. Software-defined networking is becoming an ever-increasingly popular topic. With ACI, you can use SDN technology to manage your entire network, physical or virtual, from one management point. This course builds off the Fundamentals ACI course already on Pluralsight, but concentrates specifically on the seamless VMware integration into Cisco's SDN technology Application Centric Infrastructure. Some of the major topics that we will cover include building VMM domains in ACI with vCenter, using the built-in vSphere Distributed Virtual Switch, using Cisco's Application Virtual Switch, and the ever infamous topic of micro-segmentation. By the end of this course, you'll know not only why this integration is important, but how to manage the policy of VMware endpoints the same way you would manage it for physical endpoints, and even endpoints from other hypervisors. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the concepts we talked about in the Fundamentals ACI course, such as tenants, bridge domains, endpoint groups, and contracts. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about Cisco ACI with the Integrating VMware vSphere with ACI course at Pluralsight.