Duration:

5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee

Prerequisites

You will gain the most from this course if you have a basic understanding of the following topics:

  • TCP / IP protocol
  • HTTP and SSL protocols
  • N-tier application architecture
  • Server load-balancing

Course Objectives

  • Describe IP application delivery with the ACE module.
  • Describe the structure and function of the Modular Policy CLI statements used to configure ACE features.
  • Describe the capabilities the ACE module used to load balance IP-based applications.
  • Identify the layer 7 processing options used to provide advanced application networking.
  • Create new contexts and resource classes.
  • Create class maps and serverfarms.
  • Configure an ACE context load balance traffic flows.
  • Configure an ACE context to monitor real servers.
  • Implement fixups and inspection.
  • Describe the ACE features that provide IP application security.
  • Implement SSL termination.
  • Configure network address translations.
  • Describe the high availability features of the ACE module.
  • Configure an ACE context to perform a variety functions in an integrated environment.
  • Troubleshoot common SLB configuration errors.

Course Content

DCASI is a 5-day, instructor-led, lecture / lab course that teaches you how to design, deploy, and optimize intelligent network services using the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) Appliance, Service Module v2.0 and GSS. This course covers all of the key features of the ACE 2.0 software, including resource virtualization and management, server load balancing (Layer 2-4 and Layer 7), SSL termination and offload, and security features like application-layer inspection and fixups.

Course Outline

Module 1: Data Center Application Services Overview.
Lesson 1: IP-Based Data Center Applications
Lesson 2: Introducing ACE Family Solutions
Lesson 3: Deploying the ACE Appliance and Service Module

Module 2: Implementing Server Load Balancing.
Lesson 1: Modular Policy CLI
Lesson 2: Managing the ACE Appliance and Service Module
Lesson 3: Security Features
Lesson 4: Layer 4 Load Balancing
Lesson 5: Health Monitoring
Lesson 6: Layer 7 Protocol Processing
Lesson 7: Processing Secure Connections
Lesson 8: Migrating From CSS and CSM

Module 3: Implementing Web Application Acceleration.
Lesson 1: Web Application Acceleration Overview
Lesson 2: Deploying Application Acceleration and Optimization
Lesson 3: Integrating Multiple Features

Module 4: Implementing Site-to-Site Load Balancing.
Lesson 1: Deploying the GSS
Lesson 2: Managing the GSS
Lesson 3: Implementing Global Server Load Balancing

Module 5: Redundancy and Troubleshooting.
Lesson 1: High Availability
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Application Services