Network Training - Course Details

DCASI-IDCASv20 DCASI - Implementing Data Center Application Services v2.0

Network Training Course Description:
In this course, you will learn how to implement intelligent network servicesusing the Catalyst 6500 Application Control Engine (ACE) Service Module, theCisco ACE 4710 Appliance, and the Cisco Global Site Selector (GSS). This course covers all of the key features of the Cisco ACE, includingresource virtualization and management, server load balancing (Layer 2-4 andLayer 7), SSL termination and offload, application-layer protocol inspection andfix-ups, and web application optimization features.
Network Training Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
This course is designed for Cisco Channel Partner Field Engineers (FEs) whoare planning to achieve the Cisco Data Center Application Services (DCAS)Support Specialist certification
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
CCNP, CCIE R&S, or CCIE SP certification,Knowledge of Catalyst 6500 architecture and operations,Familiarity with common web application protocols such as HTTP and HTML,Familiarity with common traffic control and monitoring protocols such as RHI and QoS
Course Content:

  • 1. Data Center Application Services Overview

    • IP-Based Data Center Applications
      • IP Protocol Stack Review
      • IP Application Review
      • Web Technology Overview
      • GSLB Overview
    • Introducing ACE Family Solutions
      • Multi-Tier Applications
      • Intra-Datacenter Redundancy
      • Multi-Datacenter Redundancy
      • Application Delivery Products
    • Deploying the ACE Appliance and Service Module
      • Connecting ACE to the Network
      • Network Topologies
      • ACE 4710 Installation Procedure
      • ACE Appliance GUI
      • Virtualization
      • Resource Management
      • Authorizing Management Users
      • Configuring Interfaces
      • Configuring Management

  • 2. Implementing Server Load Balancing

    • Modular Policy CLI
      • Class Maps
      • Policy Maps
      • Applying Policy Maps
    • Managing the ACE Appliance and Service Module
      • Permitting Management Traffic
      • SNMP Manageability
      • Application Networking Manager
    • Security Features
      • IP Access Control Lists
      • ACL Object Groups
      • TCP/IP Fragmentation/Reassembly
      • TCP/IP Normalization
      • SYN Cookies
      • Network Address Translation
    • Layer 4 Load Balancing
      • Load-Balancing Concepts
      • Load-Balancing Algorithms
      • Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing
      • Traffic Rate Limiting
      • Load-Balancing Concepts
    • Health Monitoring
      • Health Monitoring Overview
      • Active Health Probes
      • HTTP Error Code Monitoring
      • Using TCL Scripting
      • Route Health Injection
      • Backup Servers/Server Farms
    • Layer 7 Protocol Processing
      • Configuring HTTP Layer 7 Load Balancing
      • Persistent and Pipelined HTTP Extensions
      • Server Reuse
      • HTTP Modifications
      • Session Persistence
      • Protocol Inspection
      • HTTP Inspection
      • FTP Protocol Processing
      • RDP Protocol Processing
      • Radius Protocol Processing
      • RTSP Protocol Processing
      • SIP Protocol Processing
      • Generic Protocol Parsing
      • Other Inspected Protocols
    • Processing Secure Connections
      • Digital Encryption Technologies
      • SSL Service Options
      • Configuring a Public Key Infrastructure
      • Configuring SSL Proxy Services
      • SSL Session Reuse Functional Overview
      • SSL Queue Delay Functional Overview
      • SSL Client Authentication Functional Overview
    • Migrating From CSS and CSM
      • Overview of CSS and CSM
      • Migrating CSS Configurations
      • Migrating CSM Configurations

  • 3. Implementing Web Application Acceleration

    • Web Application Acceleration Overview
      • Web Application Performance Factors
      • Web Application Acceleration Architecture
    • Deploying Application Acceleration and Optimization
      • FlashForward
      • Delta Optimization
      • Smart Redirect
      • Fast Redirect
      • FlashConnect
      • Just-in-Time Object Acceleration
      • Adaptive Dynamic Cache
      • Single-Request Optimizations
      • Compression Overview
      • Configuring Compression
    • Integrating Multiple Features
      • Analyzing Network Requirements
      • Designing ACE Contexts
      • Designing ACE Features
      • Configuring Multiple Integrated Features

  • 4. Implementing Site-to-Site Load Balancing

    • Deploying the GSS
      • Introducing GSS
      • Purpose of GSLB
      • ACE GSS Installation Procedure
      • Connect the GSS to the network
    • Managing the GSS
      • Default Management Roles
      • Configuring Management Roles
      • GSS Network Management
    • Implementing Global Server Load Balancing
      • GSLB Methods
      • GSS Load and Keep Alive Tracking
      • KAL-AP Integration
      • Using Network Proximity
      • GSS Zones and Locations
      • Proximity Subsystem and Database
      • Proximity Network Design Guidelines
      • Configuring Network Proximity
      • Using DNS Sticky
      • DNS Sticky Configuration and Monitoring

  • 5. Redundancy and Troubleshooting

    • High Availability
      • Redundancy
      • Object Tracking
      • Failover
      • State Replication
      • Fault-Tolerance Configuration
      • Displaying Fault-Tolerance Information
      • GSS Redundancy
    • Troubleshooting Application Services
      • ACE Architecture
      • Troubleshooting Layer 1 and Device Management
      • Layer 2 Connectivity
      • Layer 3 Connectivity
      • Server Load Balancing
      • Security Features

  • Lab 1: Implementing Virtualization

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  • Lab 2: Implementing Security Features

  • 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: Implementing Global Server Load Balancing

  • Lab 11: Challenge Lab: Implementing Data Center Application Services