External Connectivity Part 1 (ACI-E-CONNECT1)

Course Description

ACI Elite Series External Connectivity Part 1 (ACI-E-CONNECT1)

The ACI Elite Series is a series of expert-led 4-hour deep-dive sessions with hands-on lab practice. We cover different topics each week, so you can choose the ones that apply to you, at a time that works for you.

This session provides a deep-dive into External Connectivity Part 1 (ACI-E-CONNECT1).   This topic will be delivered in two parts, which will take place on consecutive weeks.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how ACI connects to other switched and routed networks


  • Layer 2 Connectivity
    • Understanding L2Outs
    • Understanding VLANs on ACI
    • Understanding EPG extensions
    • Unicast Routing option on Bridge Domain for migration
    • Dual homing Layer 2 connectivity
  • Layer 3 Connectivity
    • L3Out Building Blocks
    • Single L3Outs with Multiple Node Profiles vs Multiple L3Outs with single Node Profile + Traffic Shaping and traffic flow
  • Layer 3 VPC
    • Special configuration for HA L4-L7 Devices
  • Understanding Subnet options for Ext-EPG Advertising routes
    • Mapping L3Out to Bridge Domain
    • Using Route Maps Shared L3Outs
    • VRF Leaking overview and verification
    • Shared L3Out on Common Tenant
    • Shared L3Out on different tenants Transit Routing


  • Create an L2Out and consume a GW outside of ACI
  • Replicate the config using an EPG extension
  • Create a local L3Out
  • Create a Shared L3Out
  • Advertise routes not owned by ACI

For more information on the entire ACI Elite Series, click here.

Course Information

Length: 0.5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual

Max. Capacity: 16


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Oct 12, 2021 - 0.5 day(s)
Oct 12, 2021
Session 6- Remote London Time
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Nov 10, 2021 - 0.5 day(s)
Nov 10, 2021
Session 6- Remote Pacific Time
AMER, Session 6- Remote Pacific Time

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Who Should Attend

This class will provide value for anyone deploying or operating an ACI fabric, no prior ACI knowledge needed. We designed ACI Elite for network engineering professionals who are focused on deploying and operating ACI Fabrics. This particular topic will be more relevant for Architects or Engineers doing design work.

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