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ACE boot camp course replaces: ACESM (Implementing the Application Control Engine Service Module) and ACEAP (Implementing the Cisco ACE Appliance v1.0). Every network architect or systems engineer would find this course suitable learn key features of an ACE (Application Control Engine) module and appliance and deploy, configure, and manage it post completion of the course. This is a 4 Day Course.

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This course is offered as:

  • Classroom Instructor-led Boot Camp
  • Live Online Instructor-led Boot Camp
  • Mentored Self-Paced Online
  • Streaming-Only Self-Paced Online

Course Highlights
  • Expert Instructor - Extended availability
  • Highest Certification Pass Rates
  • Complex sims & exercises, gives you practical hands-on experience
Who Should Attend:
Network architects and Systems engineers involved in designing, deploying, configuring, and managing server load-balancing solutions using Cisco ACE module.

Detailed Course Description::

This course aims at imparting essential skills and key features of an ACE (Application Control Engine) module and appliance. At the end of the course you would be equipped with requisite knowledge to deploy, configure, and manage intelligent network services with the Catalyst 6500 ACE. The ACE boot camp course consists of classroom lectures and practical lab sessions incorporating prominent features of ACE module such as server load balancing (OSI model Layer 2 , Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7), security features (including fix-ups and OSI application layer or Layer 7 inspection), SSL termination and offload, and resource virtualization and management.

The course encompasses following area:

  • Deliver IP applications ACE module
  • Develop sound understanding of structure and function of the Modular Policy Command Line Interface or CLI statements, which is required to setup different ACE features
  • Learn capabilities of an ACE module in load balancing applications based on IP
  • Master advanced application networking using Layer 7 processing options
  • Learn to create resource classes and new contexts
  • Learn to create server farms and class maps
  • Configure load balanced traffic flows using an ACE context
  • Monitor real servers using an ACE context
  • Configure and deploy inspection and fix-ups
  • Configure IP application security using ACE features
  • Configure SSL, NAT (network address translations)
  • Use ACE module to configured High availability
  • Perform functions with noticeable heterogeneity inside an integrated environment using an ACE context
  • Learn common errors in SLB configuration and how to troubleshoot them

This boot camp course consists of 10 essential labs that give you plenty of hand-on opportunity to learn deployment, configuration, and management related administrative tasks in an ACE module.

Lab 1: Virtualization Implementation
Lab 2: Configuring NAT (Network Address Translation)
Lab 3: Implementing Server Load Balancing
Lab 4: Health Monitoring
Lab 5: Implementing Layer 7 Load Balancing
Lab 6: Managing Sticky Connections
Lab 7: Managing Protocol Inspection
Lab 8: Implementing SSL Termination
Lab 9: HTTP Optimizations in Cisco ACE Appliance
Lab 10: Integrating and Configuring Multiple Features

Course Outline:

1. Overview: Data Center Application Services
IP-Based Data Center Applications (IP Application, IP Protocol Stack, Web Technology, GSLB)
Introducing ACE Family Solutions (Application Delivery Products , Multi-Tier Applications)
ACE Appliance and Service Module (Connecting ACE to the Network, Network Topologies, ACE Appliance GUI, ACE 4710 Installation Procedure, Virtualization, Authorizing Management Users, Resource Management, Configuring Interfaces, Configuring Management)

2. Implementing Server Load Balancing

Modular Policy CLI or Command Line Interface (Class Maps, Policy Maps, Applying Policy Maps)

Managing the ACE Appliance and Service Module (Dealing with Management Traffic, Application Networking Manager, SNMP Manageability, XML Management API, Remote Management)

Security Features (ACL Object Groups, IP Access Control Lists, TCP/IP Fragmentation/Reassembly, SYN Cookies, TCP/IP Normalization, Network Address Translation)

Layer 4 Load Balancing (Traffic Rate Limiting, Load-Balancing Concepts, Load-Balancing Algorithms, Layer 4 Load Balancing Configuration)

Health Monitoring (Health Monitoring Overview, Active Health Probes, Using TCL Scripting, HTTP Error Code Monitoring, Backup Servers/Server Farms, Route Health Injection, KAL-AP Integration)

Layer 7 Protocol Processing (Configuring Server Reuse, HTTP Layer 7 Load Balancing, Generic Protocol Parsing, Persistent and Pipelined HTTP Extensions, HTTP Modifications, Protocol Inspection, Session Persistence, HTTP Inspection, RDP Protocol Processing, FTP Protocol Processing, Radius Protocol Processing, SIP Protocol Processing, RTSP Protocol Processing, Other Inspected Protocols)

Processing Secure Connections (SSL Service Options, Digital Encryption Technologies, Configuring a Public Key Infrastructure, SSL Session Reuse Functional Overview, Configuring SSL Proxy Services, SSL Client Authentication Functional Overview, SSL Queue Delay Functional Overview)

Web Application Acceleration Overview (FlashForward, Web Application Acceleration Architecture, Web Application Performance Factors, Compression Overview, Configuring Compression, Delta Optimization, Single-Request Optimizations)

High Availability (Object Tracking, Redundancy, State Replication, Fault-Tolerance Configuration, Failover, Displaying Fault-Tolerance Information)

Integrating Multiple Features (Analyzing Network Requirements, Designing Cisco ACE Features, Configuring Multiple Integrated Features, Designing Cisco ACE Contexts)

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The instructor was very enthusiastic and was able to keep me interested the whole time.

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The student must possess following technical skills and certification.
- CCNP, CCIE Routing & Switching, or CCIE SP certification
- Operations and architecture level knowledge of Catalyst 6500
- Basic understanding of commonly used web application protocols (HTTP) and HTML scripting
- Basic understanding and knowledge of RHI, QoS, and other traffic control and monitoring protocols