Implementing the Cisco ACE Appliance is a four-day, instructor-led, lecture and lab course. You will learn how to deploy and configure the Cisco Catalyst 4710 Application Control Engine (ACE) Appliance. This course covers all of the key features of the Cisco ACE appliance, including resource virtualization and management, server load balancing (Layer 2-4 and Layer 7), Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) termination and offload, and security features like application-layer inspection and fixups.

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 appliance. The secondary audience for this course is as follows: This course is designed for network operators and server administrators who need to understand the server load-balancing solutions capabilities of the Cisco ACE appliance.

Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to;-

  • Describe IP application delivery with the Cisco ACE applianc
  • Describe the configuration tasks necessary to successfully deploy a Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the structure and function of the Modular Policy CLI Statements
  • Used to configure Cisco ACE features
  • Describe the methods used to manage the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the Cisco ACE features that provide IP application-based security on the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Describe the capabilities and configuration of the Cisco ACE features used to provide load balancing of IP-based applications
  • Describe the health monitoring capabilities of the Cisco ACE appliance
  • Identify the Layer 7 processing options used to provide advanced application networking
  • Describe the Cisco ACE support for SSL protocol processing
  • Describe the Cisco ACE web application acceleration, optimization, and compression features
  • Describe the high-availability features of the Cisco ACE appliance, which are used to provide reliable application networking services
  • Describe a methodology used to design and configure multiple Cisco ACE features

Course Outline

Course Introduction

Introducing the Cisco ACE 4710 Appliance

  • IP Protocol Stack Review
  • IP Application Review
  • Web Technology Overview
  • Introducing the Cisco ACE

Deploying Cisco ACE

  • Connecting Cisco ACE to the Network
  • Cisco ACE Installation Procedure
  • Cisco ACE Appliance GUI
  • Network Topologies
  • Virtualization
  • Resource Management
  • Authorizing Management Users
  • Configuring Interfaces

Modular Policy CLI

  • Class Maps
  • Policy Maps
  • Applying Policy Maps

Managing the Cisco ACE Appliance

  • Permitting Management Traffic
  • SNMP Manageabilit

Security Features

  • IP Access Control Lists
  • TCP/IP Fragmentation/Reassembly
  • TCP/IP Normalization
  • Network Address Translation

Layer 4 Load Balancing

  • Load-Balancing Concepts
  • Load-Balancing Algorithms
  • Configuring Layer 4 Load Balancing

Health Monitoring

  • Health Monitoring Overview
  • Active Health Probes
  • HTTP Error Code Monitoring
  • Using TCL Scripting

Layer 7 Protocol Processing

  • Configuring HTTP Layer 7 Load Balancing
  • Persistent and Pipelined HTTP Extensions
  • Server Reuse
  • Session Persistence
  • Protocol Inspection
  • HTTP Inspection
  • FTP Protocol Processing
  • Other Inspected Protocols

Processing Secure Connections

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

Deploying Application Acceleration and Optimization

  • Web Application Acceleration Architecture
  • FlashForward
  • Delta Optimization
  • Smart Redirect
  • Fast Redirect
  • FlashConnect
  • Just-in-Time Object Acceleration
  • Adaptive Dynamic Cache
  • Compression Overview

High Availability

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

Integrating Multiple Features

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

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