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IACESM Implementing the Application Control Engine Service Module

Network Training Course Description:
Implementing the Application Control Engine Service Module (ACESM) is a four-day, instructor-led, lecture and lab course that teaches learners how to design, deploy, and optimize intelligent network services using the Cisco ACE Application Control Engine Module for Catalyst 6500 Switches.
Network Training Course Duration:
4 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
This course is designed for systems engineers and network architects who need to design or deploy server load-balancing solutions using the Cisco ACE Module.
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
A basic understanding of the TCP/IP protocol,Familiarity with HTTP and SSL protocols,Basic knowledge of the N-tier application architecture,Familiarity with server load-balancing concepts
Course Content:

  • Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco ACE Module

    • IP Protocol Stack Review
    • IP Application Review
    • Introducing the Cisco ACE Module

  • Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco ACE Module

    • Connecting Cisco ACE to the Network
    • Network Topologies
    • Virtualization
    • Resource Management
    • Authorizing Management Users
    • Configuring Interfaces

  • Lesson 3: Configuring Modular Policy CLI

    • Class Maps
    • Policy Maps
    • Applying Policy Maps

  • Lesson 4: Managing the Cisco ACE Module

    • Permitting Management Traffic
    • SNMP Manageability

  • Lesson 5: Understanding Security Features

    • IP Access Control Lists
    • ACL Object Groups
    • SYN Cookies
    • TCP/IP Fragmentation/Reassembly
    • TCP/IP Normalization
    • Network Address Translation and Port Address Translation

  • Lesson 6: Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing

    • Load-Balancing Concepts
    • Load-Balancing Algorithms
    • Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing
    • Traffic Rate Limiting

  • Lesson 7: Configuring Health Monitoring

    • Health Monitoring Overview
    • Active Health Probes
    • HTTP Error-Code Monitoring
    • Using TCL Scripting
    • Route Health Injection
    • Backup Servers and Server Farms
    • KAL-AP Integration

  • Lesson 8: Configuring Layer 7 Protocol Processing

    • HTTP Layer 7 Load Balancing
    • Persistent and Pipelined HTTP Extensions
    • HTTP Modifications
    • Session Persistence
    • HTTP Inspection
    • FTP Processing
    • RDP Processing
    • RADIUS Processing
    • RTSP Processing
    • SIP Processing
    • Generic Protocol Parsing
    • Inspected Protocols

  • Lesson 9: Processing Secure Connections

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

  • Lesson 10: Understanding High Availability

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

  • Lesson 11: Integrating Multiple Features

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

  • Lab Guide

  • Lab Outline

    • Lab Topology
    • Hardware and Software Requirements
    • Lab Equipment Configuration
    • 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: Integrating Multiple Features
    • Lab 10: Troubleshooting Case Study 1—Common SLB Configuration Errors
    • Lab 11: Troubleshooting Case Study 2—Common Layer 7 SLB Configuration Errors