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CACEA Cisco Application Control Engine Appliance

Network Training Course Description:
Implementing the Cisco ACE Appliance is a four-day, instructor-led, lecture and lab course. You will learn how to deploy and configure the Cisco Catalyst 4710 Application Control Engine (ACE) Appliance.
Network Training Course Duration:
4 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
The primary audience for this course are systems engineers and network architects who need to design or deploy server load-balancing solutions using the Cisco ACE appliance,The secondary audience for this course are network operators and server administrators who need to understand the server load-balancing solutions capabilities of the Cisco ACE appliance.
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
TCP/IP protocol,HTTP and SSL protocols,N-tier application architecture,Server load balancing
Course Content:

  • Course Introduction

    • Overview
    • Course Goal and Objectives
    • Course Flow
    • Additional References

  • Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco ACE 4710 Appliance

    • IP Protocol Stack Review
    • IP Application Review
    • Web Technology Overview
    • Introducing the Cisco ACE

  • Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco ACE

    • Connecting Cisco ACE to the Network
    • Cisco ACE Installation Procedure
    • Cisco ACE Appliance GUI
    • Network Topologies
    • Virtualization
    • Resource Management
    • Authorizing Management Users
    • Configuring Interfaces

  • Lesson 3: Modular Policy CLI

    • Class Maps
    • Policy Maps
    • Applying Policy Maps

  • Lesson 4: Managing the Cisco ACE Appliance

    • Permitting Management Traffic
    • SNMP Manageability

  • Lesson 5: Security Features

    • IP Access Control Lists
    • TCP/IP Fragmentation/Reassembly
    • TCP/IP Normalization
    • Network Address Translation

  • Lesson 6: Layer 4 Load Balancing

    • Load-Balancing Concepts
    • Load-Balancing Algorithms
    • Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing

  • Lesson 7: Health Monitoring

    • Health Monitoring Overview
    • Active Health Probes
    • HTTP Error Code Monitoring
    • Using TCL Scripting

  • Lesson 8: Layer 7 Protocol Processing

    • Configuring HTTP Layer 7 Load Balancing
    • Persistent and Pipelined HTTP Extensions
    • Server Reuse
    • Session Persistence
    • Protocol Inspection
    • HTTP Inspection
    • FTP Protocol Processing
    • Other Inspected Protocols

  • Lesson 9: Processing Secure Connections

    • Digital Encryption Technologies
    • SSL Service Options
    • Configuring a Public Key Infrastructure
    • Configuring SSL Proxy Services

  • Lesson 10: Deploying Application Acceleration and Optimization

    • Web Application Acceleration Architecture
    • FlashForward
    • Delta Optimization
    • Smart Redirect
    • Fast Redirect
    • FlashConnect
    • Just-in-Time Object Acceleration
    • Adaptive Dynamic Cache
    • Compression Overview

  • Lesson 11: High Availability

    • Redundancy
    • Object Tracking
    • Failover
    • State Replication
    • Fault-Tolerance Configuration
    • Displaying Fault-Tolerance Information

  • Lesson 12: Integrating Multiple Features

    • Analyzing Network Requirements
    • Designing Cisco ACE Contexts
    • Designing Cisco ACE Features
    • Configuring Multiple Integrated Features

  • Lab Outline

    • Lab 1: Implementing Virtualization
    • Lab 2: Using Network Address Translation
    • Lab 3: Configuring Server Load Balancing
    • Lab 4: Implementing Health Monitoring
    • Lab 5: Configuring Layer 7 Load Balancing
    • Lab 6: Enabling Sticky Connections
    • Lab 7: Enabling Protocol Inspection
    • Lab 8: Configuring SSL Termination
    • Lab 9: Enabling HTTP Optimizations
    • Lab 10: Integrating Multiple Features
    • Lab 11: Troubleshooting Case Study 1: Common SLB Configuration Errors
    • Lab 12: Troubleshooting Case Study 2: Common Layer 7 SLB Configuration Errors