Designing Data Center Application Services (CI-DCASD)

Course Overview
DCASD is a 5-day, instructor-led, lecture/lab course. You will learn how to deploy and configure intelligent network services using the Cisco ACE products, Catalyst 6500 Application Control Engine (ACE) 4710. This course covers all of the key features of the ACE products, including resources 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. The focus is on preparing the student to properly position the ACE products in the network to design Server Load Balancing (SLB) solutions.

Who should attend
-Channel Partner/Reseller
-Customer
-Employee
-Data Center Consultants

Prerequisites
You will gain the most from this course if you have a basic understanding of the following topics:
-The TCP/IP protocol
-The HTTP and SSL protocols
-N-tier application architecture
-Server load-balancing

Course Objectives
After completing the course students will be able to:

-Describe IP application delivery with the ACE module
-Describe the configuration tasks necessary to successfully deploy an ACE module
-Describe the structure and function of the Modular Policy CLI statements used to configure ACE features
-Describe the capabilities and configuration of the ACE features used to provide load balancing of IP-based applications
-Identify the Layer 7 processing options used to provide advanced application networking
-Describe ACE support for SSL protocol processing
-Describe the ACE features that provide IP application-based security
-Describe the high-availability features of the ACE module which are used to provide reliable application networking services
-Describe a methodology used to design and configure multiple ACE features
-Describe a methodology used to design and asymmetric application optimizations on the 4710 ACE Appliance
-Describe a methodology used to design and configure Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) using the Cisco 4492R Global Site Selector (GSS) Appliance
-Describe the design and integration of Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) with the ACE Service Module

Duration: 05 Days