NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

Author: Kevin Corbin,Ron Fuller,David Jansen

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 1587140381

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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Cisco® Nexus switches and the new NX-OS operating system are rapidly becoming the new de facto standards for data center distribution/aggregation layer networking. NX-OS builds on Cisco IOS to provide advanced features that will be increasingly crucial to efficient data center operations. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching is the definitive guide to utilizing these powerful new capabilities in enterprise environments. In this book, three Cisco consultants cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the data center. They review the key NX-OS enhancements for high availability, virtualization, In-Service Software Upgrades (ISSU), and security. In this book, you will discover support and configuration best practices for working with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols and networks, implementing multicasting, maximizing serviceability, providing consistent network and storage services, and much more. The authors present multiple command-line interface (CLI) commands, screen captures, realistic configurations, and troubleshooting tips—all based on their extensive experience working with customers who have successfully deployed Nexus switches in their data centers. Learn how Cisco NX-OS builds on and differs from IOS Work with NX-OS user modes, management interfaces, and system files Configure Layer 2 networking: VLANs/private VLANs, STP, virtual port channels, and unidirectional link detection Configure Layer 3 EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRPs) Set up IP multicasting with PIM, IGMP, and MSDP Secure NX-OS with SSH, Cisco TrustSec, ACLs, port security, DHCP snooping, Dynamic ARP inspection, IP Source Guard, keychains, Traffic Storm Control, and more Build high availability networks using process modularity and restart, stateful switchover, nonstop forwarding, and in-service software upgrades Utilize NX-OS embedded serviceability, including Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN), Smart Call Home, Configuration Checkpoint/Rollback, and NetFlow Use the NX-OS Unified Fabric to simplify infrastructure and provide ubiquitous network and storage services Run NX-OS on Nexus 1000V server-based software switches This book is part of the Networking Technology Series from Cisco Press®, which offers networking professionals valuable information for constructing efficient networks, understanding new technologies, and building successful careers.

NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching

Next-Generation Data Center Architectures

Author: Ron Fuller,David Jansen,Matthew McPherson

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0132883554

Category: Computers

Page: 864

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NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching Next-Generation Data Center Architectures Second Edition The complete guide to planning, configuring, managing, and troubleshooting NX-OS in the enterprise–updated with new technologies and examples Using Cisco Nexus switches and the NX-OS operating system, data center professionals can build unified core networks that deliver unprecedented scalability, resilience, operational continuity, flexibility, and performance. NX-OS and Cisco Nexus Switching, Second Edition, is the definitive guide to applying these breakthrough technologies in real-world environments. This extensively updated edition contains five new chapters addressing a wide range of new technologies, including FabricPath, OTV, IPv6, QoS, VSG, Multi-Hop FCoE, LISP, MPLS, Layer 3 on Nexus 5000, and Config sync. It also presents a start-to-finish, step-by-step case study of an enterprise customer who migrated from Cisco Catalyst to a Nexus-based architecture, illuminated with insights that are applicable in virtually any enterprise data center. Drawing on decades of experience with enterprise customers, the authors cover every facet of deploying, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting NX-OS in today’s data center. You’ll find updated best practices for high availability, virtualization, security, L2/L3 protocol and network support, multicast, serviceability, provision of networking and storage services, and more. Best of all, the authors present all the proven commands, sample configurations, and tips you need to apply these best practices in your data center. Ron Fuller, CCIE No. 5851 (Routing and Switching/Storage Networking), Technical Marketing Engineer on Cisco’s Nexus 7000 team, specializes in helping customers design end-to-end data center architectures. Ron has 21 years of industry experience, including 7 at Cisco. He has spoken at Cisco Live on VDCs, NX-OS multicast, and general design. David Jansen, CCIE No. 5952 (Routing/Switching), is a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect specializing in enterprise data center architecture. He has 20 years of industry experience, 15 of them at Cisco (6 as a solution architect); and has delivered several Cisco Live presentations on NX-OS and data center solutions. Matthew McPherson, senior systems engineer and solutions architect for the Cisco Central Select Operation, specializes in data center architectures. He has 12 years of experience working with service providers and large finance and manufacturing enterprises, and possesses deep technical knowledge of routing, switching, and security. Understand the NX-OS command line, virtualization features, and file system Utilize the NX-OS comprehensive Layer 2/Layer 3 support: vPC, Spanning Tree Protocol, Cisco FabricPath, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, GLBP, and VRRP Configure IP multicast with PIM, Auto-RP, and MSDP Secure your network with CTS, SGTs, ACLs, CoPP, and DAI Establish a trusted set of network devices with Cisco TrustSec Maximize availability with ISSU, stateful process restart/switchover, and non-stop forwarding Improve serviceability with SPAN, ERSPAN, configuration checkpoints/rollback, packet analysis, Smart Call Home, Python, and PoAP Unify storage and Ethernet fabrics with FCoE, NPV, and NPIV Take full advantage of Nexus 1000V in a virtualized environment Achieve superior QoS with MQ CLI, queuing, and marking Extend L2 networks across L3 infrastructure with Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Deliver on SLAs by integrating MPLS application components such as L3 VPNs, traffic engineering, QoS, and mVPN Support mobility via the new Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP) Walk step-by-step through a realistic Nexus and NX-OS data center migration

Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches and NX-OS

Author: Vinit Jain,Brad Edgeworth,Richard Furr

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134783190

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

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The definitive deep-dive guide to hardware and software troubleshooting on Cisco Nexus switches The Cisco Nexus platform and NX-OS switch operating system combine to deliver unprecedented speed, capacity, resilience, and flexibility in today's data center networks. Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus Switches and NX-OS is your single reference for quickly identifying and solving problems with these business-critical technologies. Three expert authors draw on deep experience with large Cisco customers, emphasizing the most common issues in real-world deployments, including problems that have caused major data center outages. Their authoritative, hands-on guidance addresses both features and architecture, helping you troubleshoot both control plane forwarding and data plane/data path problems and use NX-OS APIs to automate and simplify troubleshooting. Throughout, you'll find real-world configurations, intuitive illustrations, and practical insights into key platform-specific behaviors. This is an indispensable technical resource for all Cisco network consultants, system/support engineers, network operations professionals, and CCNP/CCIE certification candidates working in the data center domain. · Understand the NX-OS operating system and its powerful troubleshooting tools · Solve problems with cards, hardware drops, fabrics, and CoPP policies · Troubleshoot network packet switching and forwarding · Properly design, implement, and troubleshoot issues related to Virtual Port Channels (VPC and VPC+) · Optimize routing through filtering or path manipulation · Optimize IP/IPv6 services and FHRP protocols (including HSRP, VRRP, and Anycast HSRP) · Troubleshoot EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS neighbor relationships and routing paths · Identify and resolve issues with Nexus route maps · Locate problems with BGP neighbor adjacencies and enhance path selection · Troubleshoot high availability components (BFD, SSO, ISSU, and GIR) · Understand multicast protocols and troubleshooting techniques · Identify and solve problems with OTV · Use NX-OS APIs to automate troubleshooting and administrative tasks

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

Author: Navaid Shamsee,David Klebanov,Hesham Fayed,Ahmed Afrose,Ozden Karakok

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133860450

Category: Computers

Page: 1072

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CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. A team of leading Cisco data center experts shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete, official study package includes --A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam --“Do I Know This Already?” quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section --Part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly --The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports --Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time --A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam, including --Cisco data center concepts: architectures, devices, layers, modular design, vPC, FabricPath, Cisco Nexus switches, and more --Data center unified fabric: FCoE, multihop, VIFs, FEX, and setup --Storage networking: concepts, targets, verification, connectivity, zoning, setup, and configuration --Data center virtualization: servers, devices, and Nexus 1000V, including setup and operations --Cisco Unified Computing: concepts, discovery, connectivity, setup, and UCSM --Data center network services: ACE load balancing, virtual context, HA, management, global/local solutions, and WAAS The CD-ROM contains more than 450 practice questions for the exam, memory table exercises and answer keys, and a study planner tool. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases

Cisco Networks

Engineers' Handbook of Routing, Switching, and Security with IOS, NX-OS, and ASA

Author: Chris Carthern,William Wilson,Noel Rivera,Richard Bedwell

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484208595

Category: Computers

Page: 839

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This book is a concise one-stop desk reference and synopsis of basic knowledge and skills for Cisco certification prep. For beginning and experienced network engineers tasked with building LAN, WAN, and data center connections, this book lays out clear directions for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting networks with Cisco devices. The full range of certification topics is covered, including all aspects of IOS, NX-OS, and ASA software. The emphasis throughout is on solving the real-world challenges engineers face in configuring network devices, rather than on exhaustive descriptions of hardware features. This practical desk companion doubles as a comprehensive overview of the basic knowledge and skills needed by CCENT, CCNA, and CCNP exam takers. It distills a comprehensive library of cheat sheets, lab configurations, and advanced commands that the authors assembled as senior network engineers for the benefit of junior engineers they train, mentor on the job, and prepare for Cisco certification exams. Prior familiarity with Cisco routing and switching is desirable but not necessary, as Chris Carthern, Dr. Will Wilson, Noel Rivera, and Richard Bedwell start their book with a review of the basics of configuring routers and switches. All the more advanced chapters have labs and exercises to reinforce the concepts learned. This book differentiates itself from other Cisco books on the market by approaching network security from a hacker’s perspective. Not only does it provide network security recommendations but it teaches you how to use black-hat tools such as oclHashcat, Loki, Burp Suite, Scapy, Metasploit, and Kali to actually test the security concepts learned. Readers of Cisco Networks will learn How to configure Cisco switches, routers, and data center devices in typical corporate network architectures The skills and knowledge needed to pass Cisco CCENT, CCNA, and CCNP certification exams How to set up and configure at-home labs using virtual machines and lab exercises in the book to practice advanced Cisco commands How to implement networks of Cisco devices supporting WAN, LAN, and data center configurations How to implement secure network configurations and configure the Cisco ASA firewall How to use black-hat tools and network penetration techniques to test the security of your network

Networking for VMware Administrators

Author: Christopher Wahl,Steven Pantol

Publisher: VMWare Press

ISBN: 0133511219

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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The one-stop guide to modern networking for every VMware® administrator, engineer, and architect Now that virtualization has blurred the lines between networking and servers, many VMware specialists need a stronger understanding of networks than they may have gained in earlier IT roles. Networking for VMware Administrators fills this crucial knowledge gap. Writing for VMware professionals, Christopher Wahl and Steve Pantol illuminate the core concepts of modern networking, and show how to apply them in designing, configuring, and troubleshooting any virtualized network environment. Drawing on their extensive experience with a wide range of virtual network environments, the authors address physical networking, switching, storage networking, and several leading virtualization scenarios, including converged infrastructure. Teaching through relevant examples, they focus on foundational concepts and features that will be valuable for years to come. To support rapid learning and mastery, they present clear learning objectives, questions, problems, a complete glossary, and extensive up-to-date references. Coverage includes: • The absolute basics: network models, layers, and interfaces, and why they matter • Building networks that are less complex, more modular, and fully interoperable • Improving your virtual network stack: tips, tricks, and techniques for avoiding common pitfalls • Collaborating more effectively with network and storage professionals • Understanding Ethernet, Advanced Layer 2, Layer 3, and modern converged infrastructure • Mastering virtual switching and understanding how it differs from physical switching • Designing and operating vSphere standard and distributed switching • Working with third-party switches, including Cisco Nexus 1000V • Creating powerful, resilient virtual networks to handle critical storage network traffic • Deploying rackmount servers with 1 Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet • Virtualizing blade servers with converged traffic and virtual NICs Christopher Wahl has acquired well over a decade of IT experience in enterprise infrastructure design, implementation, and administration. He has provided architectural and engineering expertise in a variety of virtualization, data center, and private cloud based engagements while working with high performance technical teams in tiered data center environments. He currently holds the title of Senior Technical Architect at Ahead, a consulting firm based out of Chicago. Steve Pantol has spent the last 14 years wearing various technical hats, with the last seven or so focused on assorted VMware technologies. He is a Senior Technical Architect at Ahead, working to build better datacenters and drive adoption of cloud technologies.

Vmware Nsx 6.2 for Vsphere Essentials

A Practical Guide to Implementing Network Virtualization

Author: Anthony Burke,Ron Fuller,Andreas La Quiante

Publisher: Vmware Press

ISBN: 9780134513409

Category: Computers

Page: 700

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This is the first definitive reference for all network and data center virtualization professionals planning, implementing, or operating VMware NSX 6.2 for vSphere. It is the only NSX guide published by VMware, authored by VMware technical experts, and reflecting the experience of pioneering VMware NSX adopters representing a wide spectrum of environments, use cases, deployment sizes, and feature usage. Drawing on 50+ years of network, data center, and virtualization experience, the authors offer deep practical insights for maximizing the reliability and value of VMware NSX and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) in any data center environment. You'll master VMware NSX through practical hands-on labs and detailed configuration examples. Coverage includes: How VMware vSphere® enables the agile, virtualized data center Establishing data center application and network topologies with VMware NSX Working with VMware NSX Manager, VMware NSX Controller, and clustering Defining logical switch networks with VXLAN Transforming routing architectures with the Distributed Logical Router (DLR) Implementing NSX edge routing and high availability Deploying each leading type of VPN with NSX Edge VPN services Balancing loads in your application topology Using additional NSX edge services, including Layer 2 bridging, NAT, and DHCP Securing your data center network with distributed firewalls Automating your security architecture for maximum efficiency Architecting, deploying, and migrating to Multi-vCenter NSX Monitoring, securing, and optimizing VMware NSX environments

Network Warrior

Everything You Need to Know That Wasn't on the CCNA Exam

Author: Gary A. Donahue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449309356

Category:

Page: 788

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Pick up where certification exams leave off. With this practical, in-depth guide to the entire network infrastructure, you’ll learn how to deal with real Cisco networks, rather than the hypothetical situations presented on exams like the CCNA. Network Warrior takes you step by step through the world of routers, switches, firewalls, and other technologies based on the author's extensive field experience. You'll find new content for MPLS, IPv6, VoIP, and wireless in this completely revised second edition, along with examples of Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 switches throughout. Topics include: An in-depth view of routers and routing Switching, using Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches as examples SOHO VoIP and SOHO wireless access point design and configuration Introduction to IPv6 with configuration examples Telecom technologies in the data-networking world, including T1, DS3, frame relay, and MPLS Security, firewall theory, and configuration, as well as ACL and authentication Quality of Service (QoS), with an emphasis on low-latency queuing (LLQ) IP address allocation, Network Time Protocol (NTP), and device failures

Building Data Centers with VXLAN BGP EVPN

A Cisco NX-OS Perspective

Author: David Jansen,Lukas Krattiger,Shyam Kapadia

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0134514920

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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The complete guide to building and managing next-generation data center network fabrics with VXLAN and BGP EVPN This is the only comprehensive guide and deployment reference for building flexible data center network fabrics with VXLAN and BGP EVPN technologies. Writing for experienced network professionals, three leading Cisco experts address everything from standards and protocols to functions, configurations, and operations. The authors first explain why and how data center fabrics are evolving, and introduce Cisco’s fabric journey. Next, they review key switch roles, essential data center network fabric terminology, and core concepts such as network attributes, control plane details, and the associated data plane encapsulation. Building on this foundation, they provide a deep dive into fabric semantics, efficient creation and addressing of the underlay, multi-tenancy, control and data plane interaction, forwarding flows, external interconnectivity, and service appliance deployments. You’ll find detailed tutorials, descriptions, and packet flows that can easily be adapted to accommodate customized deployments. This guide concludes with a full section on fabric management, introducing multiple opportunities to simplify, automate, and orchestrate data center network fabrics. Learn how changing data center requirements have driven the evolution to overlays, evolved control planes, and VXLAN BGP EVPN spine-leaf fabrics Discover why VXLAN BGP EVPN fabrics are so scalable, resilient, and elastic Implement enhanced unicast and multicast forwarding of tenant traffic over the VXLAN BGP EVPN fabric Build fabric underlays to efficiently transport uni- and multi-destination traffic Connect the fabric externally via Layer 3 (VRF-Lite, LISP, MPLS L3VPN) and Layer 2 (VPC) Choose your most appropriate Multi-POD, multifabric, and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) options Integrate Layer 4-7 services into the fabric, including load balancers and firewalls Manage fabrics with POAP-based day-0 provisioning, incremental day 0.5 configuration, overlay day-1 configuration, or day-2 operations

Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals

Understanding Techniques and Designs for Highly Efficient Data Centers with Cisco Nexus, UCS, MDS, and Beyond

Author: Gustavo A. A. Santana

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133096440

Category: Computers

Page: 900

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Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals For many IT organizations, today’s greatest challenge is to drive more value, efficiency, and utilization from data centers. Virtualization is the best way to meet this challenge. Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals brings together the comprehensive knowledge Cisco professionals need to apply virtualization throughout their data center environments. Leading data center expert Gustavo A. A. Santana thoroughly explores all components of an end-to-end data center virtualization solution, including networking, storage, servers, operating systems, application optimization, and security. Rather than focusing on a single product or technology, he explores product capabilities as interoperable design tools that can be combined and integrated with other solutions, including VMware vSphere. With the author’s guidance, you’ll learn how to define and implement highly-efficient architectures for new, expanded, or retrofit data center projects. By doing so, you can deliver agile application provisioning without purchasing unnecessary infrastructure, and establish a strong foundation for new cloud computing and IT-as-a-service initiatives. Throughout, Santana illuminates key theoretical concepts through realistic use cases, real-world designs, illustrative configuration examples, and verification outputs. Appendixes provide valuable reference information, including relevant Cisco data center products and CLI principles for IOS and NX-OS. With this approach, Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals will be an indispensable resource for anyone preparing for the CCNA Data Center, CCNP Data Center, or CCIE Data Center certification exams. Learn how virtualization can transform and improve traditional data center network topologies Understand the key characteristics and value of each data center virtualization technology Walk through key decisions, and transform choices into architecture Smoothly migrate existing data centers toward greater virtualization Burst silos that have traditionally made data centers inefficient Master foundational technologies such as VLANs, VRF, and virtual contexts Use virtual PortChannel and FabricPath to overcome the limits of STP Optimize cabling and network management with fabric extender (FEX) virtualized chassis Extend Layer 2 domains to distant data center sites using MPLS and Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Use VSANs to overcome Fibre Channel fabric challenges Improve SAN data protection, environment isolation, and scalability Consolidate I/O through Data Center Bridging and FCoE Use virtualization to radically simplify server environments Create server profiles that streamline “bare metal” server provisioning “Transcend the rack” through virtualized networking based on Nexus 1000V and VM-FEX Leverage opportunities to deploy virtual network services more efficiently Evolve data center virtualization toward full-fledged private clouds

Cisco A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition

Author: Toby Velte,Anthony Velte

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071812326

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 3924

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Cisco networking essentials—made easy! Get a solid foundation in Cisco products and technologies from this fully updated bestseller. Covering the latest solutions, Cisco: A Beginner’s Guide, Fifth Edition shows you, step-by-step, how to design, build, and manage custom networks. Learn how to configure hardware, use IOS commands, set up wireless networks, and secure your systems. You’ll also get tips on preparing for Cisco certification exams. Brand-new voice and social networking features, Cisco TelePresence, the cloud-based Cisco Unified Computing System, and more are fully covered in this practical resource. Understand Cisco networking and Internet basics Connect and configure routers and switches Work with TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet technologies Maintain your network through IOS and IOS XR Handle security using firewalls, Adaptive Security Appliances, SecureX, TrustSec, and other tools Virtualize hardware and migrate resources to a private cloud Manage wireless networks with Aironet and Airespace Deliver VoIP, video, and social networking services Design, administer, and tune a Cisco enterprise network Identify and repair performance issues and bottlenecks

Cisco A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition

Author: Anthony Velte,Toby Velte

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071812318

Category: Computers

Page: 816

View: 2045

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"A gateway to all the Cisco basics as well as an introduction to new trends in the world of internetworking. This practical guide covers the fundamentals, including IOS command structure, routing and networking protocols, design and management tools, network security, and network device configuration. The fifth edition features new coverage of latest technologies, including cloud transitions, telepresence, adding mobile devices, software-defined networking, configuration, hardware, protocols, security, backup, recovery, virtualization, and much more. Walks you through how to design, manage, and troubleshoot a robust Cisco network"--

Aci Advanced Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Author: Sadiq Memon,Carlo Schmidt,Joseph Ristaino

Publisher: Networking Technology

ISBN: 9781587145285

Category: Computers

Page: 500

View: 8114

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ACI Advanced Monitoring and Troubleshooting provides a solid conceptual foundation and in-depth technical knowledge for monitoring and troubleshooting virtually any problem encountered during testing, deployment, or operation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) infrastructure. Authored by leading ACI support experts at Cisco, it covers all you'll need to keep your ACI deployment working optimally. Coverage includes: Core ACI concepts and components, including Nexus 9000 Series platforms, APIC controllers, and protocols In-depth insight into ACI's policy model ACI fabric design options: single and multiple data centers, stretched vs. multiple fabrics, and multi-pod/multi-site Automation, orchestration, and the cloud in ACI environments ACI topology and hardware/software specifications End host and network connectivity VMM integration Network management configuration, including SNMP, AAA, and SPAN Monitoring ACI fabrics and health Getting immediate results through the NX-OS command line interface Troubleshooting use cases: fabric discovery, APIC, management access, contracts, external connectivity, leaf/spine connectivity, end-host connectivity, VMM problems, ACI multi-pod/multi-site problems, and more