Cisco DNA Center Programmability Integration Fundamentals (DNACPF)

Cisco DNA Center Programmability Integration Fundamentals is a 3-day, instructor-led, Cisco DNA Center course that will help you to become familiar with programmable infrastructure concepts and integrations that support Cisco SD-Access, DNA Center, and the Cisco Catalyst 9000 Series switch programming. In this course you will learn about production solutions that run on or interact with IOS-XE on the Catalyst 9000 switches.

Retail Price: $3,395.00

Next Date: 02/20/2023

Course Days: 3


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Course Objectives:

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

  • Describe what is SDN and Network Programmability
  • Describe use cases and examples of Catalyst 9000 programmability
  • Learn about Python and how it automates the Catalyst 9000
  • Understand object-oriented programming
  • Understand SD-Access
  • Discuss how to apply Cisco Software-Defined Access programmatically
  • Understand the Use Cases and Problems Solved with SDN programmability
  • Explain an overview of OpenFlow and Network Controllers
  • Explain an overview of Human Interaction DevOps-Style

Prerequisites:

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Familiarity with Catalyst 9k Switches
  • Familiarity with DNA Center and SD-Access

Course Outline

Module 1: SD-Access Introduction

  • SDA Quick Overview
  • SDA Key Benefits
  • Technical Overview
    • LISP
    • Cisco Trustsec
    • VXLAN
  • Network Fabric
  • SDA Overlay Key Components
    • Control Plane
    • Data Plane
    • Policy Plane
  • SDA Fabric Roles & Terminology
    • DNA Controller
    • Identity Services
    • Analytics Engine (NDP)
    • Control Plane
    • Edge Nodes
    • Border Nodes
    • Virtual Network
    • Scalable Groups
    • VXLAN Encapsulation

Module 2: SDA Wireless Architecture

  • SDA Wireless Architecture Overview
  • SDA Wireless Benefits
  • Policy Rollout
  • Wireless Integration in SDA Fabric

Module 3: SDA Deployment

  • Digital Network Architecture
  • Campus Fabric Automation
  • Smart CLI
  • Programmable APIs
  • DNA Center – SD-Access WorkFlow
    • Design
    • Provision
    • Policy
    • Assurance

Module 4: SDA Center Ecosystems Integrations

  • Event Notifications and Webhooks
  • Integrations Overview
  • DevOps Integrations
  • ChatOps Integrations
  • Use Cases
    • ITSM Integrations
    • Client Insights with Apple Analytics
    • IP Address Management (IPAM)
    • Network Orchestrators
    • Policy Orchestrators
    • Security Analytics
    • Firewalls
    • Public and Private Cloud Integration

Module 5: DNA Assurance

  • DNA Center Architecture
  • Cisco DNA Assurance Introduction
  • DNA Assurance Architecture
  • Telemetry Collection Overview
  • DNA Assurance Getting Started
  • Full Stack Visibility
  • Network & Client Experience
  • Intelligent Capture
  • Real Time Monitoring RF
  • Path Trace
  • Sensor-based Proactive Monitoring
  • Application Experience
  • Issue Remediation
  • AI Network Analytics
  • Machine Reasoning

Module 6: Python Programming

  • Programmability Overview
  • APIs Primer
  • Python Foundation Overview
  • Lists, Tuples & Dictionaries
  • Control Sentences
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Classes
  • Error Handling (Exceptions)

Module 7: Programming SDA and DNA Center

  • DNA Center Architecture Overview
  • DNA Controller
  • DNA Center Automation
  • DNA Center APIs
  • Building DNA Center Applications

Module 8: Cisco Catalyst 9K Introduction

  • Intent Based Networking
  • Cisco Catalyst 9K Features and Characteristics
  • Cisco Catalyst 9K IOS-XE
  • Catalyst 9K Platform Support
  • Linux Service Containers Introduction
  • Python Programmability Introduction
  • Zero-Touch Provisioning, iPXE, PnP
  • CLI – Legacy, Python CLI, Guest Shell

Module 9: Catalyst 9K and Cisco Application Framework

  • Cisco Application Framework / Virtual Service Infra (IOX)
  • Cisco Catalyst 9K Application Hosting
  • Application Hosting Value Proposition
  • Catalyst 9K Switching Application Ecosystem
  • Virtual Machines
  • KVMs
  • Containers
    • General LXC (Linux Service Containers)
    • GuestShell (pre-packaged LXC)
  • Other pre-packaged LXCs, ie PerfSonar
  • Python Programmability in Depth
  • Python API
  • Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and Plug ’n Play

Module 10: Catalyst 9K EEM Python Module

  • EEM Overview
  • Python Scripting in EEM
  • EEM Python Package
  • Python-Supported EEM Actions
  • EEM CLI Library Command Extensions

Module 11: Data Models & Model Driven Programmability

  • Why Models are Important
  • YANG data models
    • Native models
    • IETF models
    • OpenConfig models
  • Data Encoding
    • XML
    • JSON
  • YANG Tools
    • YANG Explorer
    • YANG Catalog
    • Pyang
  • NetConf
    • History
    • Protocol layers
    • Operations
    • Messages
    • Using NetConf
  • RESTConf
    • History
    • Protocol layers
    • Operations
    • Messages
    • Using RestConf
  • Telemetry Introduction

Module 12: Model Driven Telemetry

  • Yang Data Streaming
  • Telemetry History
  • gRPC
  • Collectors & Renderers
  • ELK
    • Elastic Search
    • Logstash
    • Kibana
  • TIG
    • Telegraph
    • Influx
    • Grafana
  • Quick Start with Docker
  • Publication Types
  • Telemetry Subscriptions
  • IOS-XE 16.x and 17.x Yang Model Support
  • Yang Model Metadata
  • CLI and XML Configuration Examples
  • Pipeline
  • Splunk

Module 13: 3rd Party Integrations

  • ServiceNow
  • Splunk

 


Lab Outline:

  • Lab 1: Intro DNA Center
  • Lab 2: DNA Assurance
  • Lab 3: DNA Center API Discovery
  • Lab 4: Setup Machine for Development
  • Lab 5: Python Overview
  • Lab 6: Programming Cisco DNA Center
  • Lab 7: Managing the Guest Shell
  • Lab 8: Running Python Scripts as Part of EEM Applet Actions
  • Lab 9: NETCONF/RESTConf
  • Lab 10: YANG Data Modeling & YANG Explorer, YANG Catalog and pYANG
  • Lab 11: Catalyst 9K - Application Hosting
  • Lab 12: Programming Telemetry
  • Lab 13: Integrating DNAC with ServiceNow
  • Lab 14: Integrating DNAC with Splunk
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
2/20/2023 - 2/22/2023 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
4/24/2023 - 4/26/2023 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
6/19/2023 - 6/21/2023 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll