Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions 1.2 (DCAUI)

The Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) training shows you how to implement Cisco Data Center automated solutions, including programming concepts, orchestration, and automation tools. The goal of this 5-day training is to highlight the tools and benefits of leveraging programmability and automation in the Cisco-powered Data Center. Examined platforms include Cisco ACI (the controller-based Data Center environment), Cisco NX-OS on all Cisco Nexus platforms for device-centric automation, and Cisco UCS for Data Center compute. Their current ecosystem of APIs, software development toolkits, and relevant workflows is inspected in detail together with open industry standards, tools, and APIs, such as Python, Ansible, Git, JSON/YAML, NETCONF/RESTCONF, and YANG. This training prepares you for the 300-635 Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO) certification exam. Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU) is required prior to enrolling in Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI) because it provides crucial foundational knowledge essential to success. This training also earns you 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

Retail Price: $4,500.00

Next Date: 09/03/2024

Course Days: 5

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  • Review Cisco ACI fundamental concepts, GUI workflows, and create the case for implementing automation
  • Introduce the Cisco ACI REST API, the tools already available on the Cisco APIC, and understand basic API interaction using Postman
  • Understand the functionality provided by the Python ACI libraries and write scripts that apply configuration and verify state on the Cisco ACI fabric
  • Understand Cisco ACI Ansible modules, build playbooks that apply Infrastructure-as-Code concepts to Cisco ACI tenant configuration, and generate a health report using Ansible
  • Understand Cisco ACI Apps Center integration and the benefits of integrating Kubernetes infrastructure with Cisco ACI
  • Understand the API types and capabilities available on Cisco Nexus product family
  • Understand Day 0 operations and how ZTP, POAP, and iPXE fulfill these goals with their respective tooling
  • Understand functionality provided by the on-box tooling on the Cisco Nexus series switches and implement simple solutions to improve daily operations
  • Use Python and Ansible to leverage the NX-API to implement and verify configuration state using modern workflows
  • Understand the paradigm shift of Model-Driven Telemetry and explore a fully set up pipeline for data collection and analysis
  • Understand the Cisco UCS developer tools and implement management workflows leveraging Cisco UCS APIs, Python, and Ansible modules
  • Review Cisco NDFC product capabilities and understand how its API can be leveraged to automate the Cisco Data Center
  • Understand the advantages of using Cisco Intersight and how to implement automation tasks using its REST APIs via Python and Ansible
  • Describe Terraform plans for Cisco ACI deployment



The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic programming language concepts
  • Basic understanding of virtualization and VMware
  • Ability to use Linux and Command Line Interface (CLI) tools, such as Secure Shell (SSH) and bash
  • CCNP level data center knowledge
  • Foundational understanding of Cisco ACI


  1. Describing the Cisco ACI Policy Model 
  2. Describing the Cisco APIC REST API 
  3. Using Python to Interact with the Cisco ACI REST API 
  4. Using Ansible to Automate Cisco ACI 
  5. Introducing Cisco NX-OS Programmability 
  6. Describing Day-Zero Provisioning with Cisco NX-OS 
  7. Implementing On-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS 
  8. Implementing Off-Box Programmability and Automation with Cisco NX-OS 
  9. Automating Cisco UCS Using Developer Tools 
  10. Describing Cisco Intersight 

Lab Outline

  1. Use Cisco APCI Web GUI 
  2. Discover the Cisco APIC REST API 
  3. Use Postman with the APIC REST API 
  4. Use Python with Cisco APIC REST API 
  5. Configure and Verify Cisco ACI Using Acitoolkit 
  6. Use Cobra and Arya to Recreate a Tenant 
  7. Manage Configuration Using Ansible 
  8. Set Up a New Tenant the NetDevOps Way 
  9. Create an Infrastructure Health Report 
  10. Set Up Power On Auto Provisioning on the Cisco Nexus 9000 
  11. Use Bash and Guest Shell on Cisco NX-OS 
  12. Use Python to Enhance CLI Commands 
  13. Trigger a Python Script Using EEM 
  14. Configure and Verify Using NX-API and Python 
  15. Configure and Verify Using NETCONF and YANG 
  16. Use Ansible with Cisco NX-OS 
  17. Connect, Query, and Modify Cisco UCS Manager Objects Using Cisco UCS PowerTool 
  18. Connect, Query, and Modify Cisco UCS IMC Objects Using Cisco UCS PowerTool 
  19. Utilize Cisco UCS Python SDK 
  20. Utilize Cisco IMC Python SDK 
  21. Implement Ansible Playbooks to Modify and Verify the Configuration of Cisco UCS Manager 
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
9/3/2024 - 9/5/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
12/16/2024 - 12/18/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll