Cisco ACI Configuration Guide & Mentored Installation

Cisco ACI Configuration Guide & Mentored Installation Description

The ACI Mentored Installation engagement is designed to build on previous training and guide customer/partner engineers in deploying an ACI fabric for a Proof of Concept (POC). This engagement is generally something that customers use to kick off planning for implementation of ACI fabrics in production environment. These services can be delivered on site or remotely.


  • ACI Logical and Concrete Model
  • ACI Navigation and configuration concepts
  • Working knowledge of how applications behave in their respective environments
  • Knowledge/support of virtualization concepts and technology (if Vmware integration to be performed)
  • Basic layer 2 and 3 networking concepts
  • Basic Firewall and Load Balancing principles
  • System administration skills (Linux/Windows)

Cisco ACI Configuration Guide - Key Concepts

  • Understanding ACI policy based solutions and high level strategies for migrating applications to the ACI fabric
  • Set-up, configurations of ACI fabrics, tenant, network profiles, contracts and endpoints
  • Virtual Machine Manager Integration
  • Connecting the fabric to external L2/L3 Networks and L4 - L7 services
  • Automation strategies of the APIC

Who should attend

  • IT team
  • Server Load Balancing
  • Virtual Machine Manager Integration
  • Security
  • Application Developers
  • Server/Virtualization

Engagement Structure

Initial Engagement: BTA PM and Consultant assigned

Kick off/Discovery call - BTA's Project Manager and Consultant will conduct a discovery call to gather critical data required for the engagement and to review the Pre-Deployment Checklist (PDC) with the team.

On site - See below

Post on site doc prep and follow up calls

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