APIC-EM - Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - Enterprise Module

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Description

In this 3 Day Cisco Course, students will learn how to deploy and configure the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC-EM).

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • APIC-EM Overview
  • APIC-EM Installation
  • APIC-EM Management
  • APIC-EM Integration with IWAN
  • APIC-EM QoS Module
  • Path Trace
  • Plug and Play
  • Programmability and Automation with the Cisco APIC-EM

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center Engineers

Outline

Module 1: APIC-EM overview

  • Lesson 1: What is APIC-EM
    • RESTful APIs
    • Common APIs
    • Northbound API interaction
    • Southbound API interaction
  • Lesson 2: How can your organization benefit from the APIC-EM
    • Automation of you Ecosystem with APIC-EM
  • Lesson 3: What are the components of the APIC-EM
    • Plug-and-Play
    • EasyQoS and IWAN Integration
    • Path Trace
    • FireSite

Module 2: APIC-EM installation

  • Lesson 1: Supported Platforms
    • Router, Switches, Wireless LAN Controllers, Service Modules, Adaptive Security Appliances, and Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • Lesson 2: Installation requirements
    • Bare Metal Installation requirements
    • Virtualized Installation requirements
  • Lesson 3: Installation and deployment process
    • Downloading the APIC-EM
    • Bare Metal Installation Process
    • Virtualized Installation Process
    • Deploying the APIC-EM in your environment
  • Lesson 4: Connecting to the APIC-EM
    • Connecting for the first time
    • Troubleshooting common Connectivity Issues
      • Networking issues
      • APIC-EM Configuration issues

Module 3: APIC-EM Management

  • Lesson 1: Navigating the APIC-EM Interface
    • Review each section and its purpose
  • Lesson 2: Managing User accounts with RBAC
    • RBAC overview
    • Creating user accounts
    • Disabling user accounts
  • Lesson 3: Managing backups
    • Creating a backup
    • Restoring from backup

Module 4: APIC-EM Integration with IWAN

  • Lesson 1: Installing the latest version of the IWAN Application
  • Lesson 2: Accessing the IWAN Application
  • Lesson 3: Managing Hub Sites
  • Lesson 4: Managing Branch Sites
  • Lesson 5: Administering Application Policies
  • Lesson 6: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Sites

Module 5: APIC-EM QoS module

  • Lesson 1: About EasyQoS
  • Lesson 2: EasyQoS Guidelines and Limitations
  • Lesson 3: Prerequisites for WAN Policies
  • Lesson 4: Policies
    • Common Application Policies
    • Custom Application Policies
    • Static and Dynamic Application Policies
  • Lesson 5: Configuring EasyQoS Policies

Module 6: Path Trace

  • Performing a Path Trace
  • Performing an ACL-Based Path Trace
  • Collecting Statistics During a Path Trace
  • Understanding Path Trace Results

Module 7: Plug-and-Play

  • Solution Overview and Components
  • Solution Workflow
  • Remote Branch/Site Deployment
  • Campus/LAN Deployment
  • Deploying the Cisco Network Plug and Play Solution

Module 8: Programmability and Automation with the Cisco APIC-EM

  • Need for Rapid Provisioning and Programmability Methodology
  • What is Postman?
  • Utilizing Postman to push batch configurations to the APIC-EM

Lab Outline

  • APIC-EM Installation
  • APIC-EM Management
  • APIC-EM Integration with IWAN
  • APIC-EM QoS Module
  • Path Trace
  • Plug and Play
  • Programmability and Automation with the Cisco APIC-EM