ACI Integration and OpenStack (ACISTK) - Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: ACI Architecture

  • ACI Overview
  • ACI Components
  • ACI Policy Model
  • APIC Features and purpose
  • OpFlex Protocol

Module 2: ACI Fabric

  • ACI Fabric Operation
  • ACI Policy
  • Virtual Machine Integration
  • Fabric Forwarding
  • External L2/L3 Connectivity

Module 3: OpenStack Overview

  • Cloud definition
  • DevOps requirements
  • OpenStack history
  • OpenStack design
  • OpenStack adoption

Module 4: OpenStack Architecture

  • OpenStack Architecture
  • Primary Project In OpenStack
  • OpenStack and ACI integration

Module 5: OpenStack Networking

  • Neutron basics
  • ML design
  • Plugin architecture
  • Open virtual switch
  • NXoS integration
  • Network design

Module 6: ACI Integration

  • ML2 Plugin Overview
  • Plugin Components
  • Mapping Group Based Policy to APIC
  • Virtual environment Integration
  • Connecting to other networks
  • Network address translation
  • sNAT
  • Floating IP addresses
  • Host Networking

Module 7: Group-Based Policy (GBP) for OpenStack

  • GBP design
  • GBP Plugin
  • GBP implementation