The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) skills-building course focuses on troubleshooting of LANs, SANs, Cisco Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The course provides rich hands-on experience in resolving problems on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco fabric extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, and Cisco ACI.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution.
- Describe Cisco FabricPath, Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity, and unified fabric.
- Describe Ethernet and virtual port channels.
- Identify Cisco UCS components.
- Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC).
- Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS.
- Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API).
- Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS.
- Describe cloud computing basic concepts.
- Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models and also orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs.
- Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco AC, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric.
- Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI.
Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network
- Overview of the Troubleshooting Process
- Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
- Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs
- Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
- Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
- Troubleshooting Cisco OTV
- Troubleshooting VXLAN
- Troubleshooting LISP
- Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
- Troubleshooting Data Center LAN Security
- Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues
Troubleshooting Data Center SAN
- Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
- Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
- Troubleshooting NPV Mode
- Troubleshooting FCoE
Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
- Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration
Troubleshooting Data Center ACI
- Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting Cisco ACI
- Lab 1: Document the Network Baseline
- Lab 2: Troubleshoot LAN-RSTP
- Lab 3: Troubleshoot LAN-LACP
- Lab 4: Learning Lab: Troubleshoot LAN-vPC
- Lab 5: Troubleshoot LAN-FabricPath
- Lab 6: Troubleshoot LAN-OTV
- Lab 7: Troubleshoot LAN-OSPF
- Lab 8: Troubleshoot LAN-FHRP
- Lab 9: Troubleshoot LAN-VRF
- Lab 10: Troubleshoot LAN-VXLAN
- Lab 11: Troubleshoot LAN-CFS
- Lab 12: Troubleshoot LAN-FEX
- Lab 13: Troubleshoot SAN-FC Interfaces
- Lab 14: Troubleshoot SAN-FC VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
- Lab 15: Troubleshoot SAN-NPV Mode
- Lab 16: Troubleshoot SAN-FCoE
- Lab 17: Troubleshoot SAN-DCB
- Lab 18: Troubleshoot Compute-Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
- Lab 19: Troubleshoot Compute-Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
- Lab 20: Troubleshoot Compute-LAN Connectivity, Part 1
- Lab 21: Troubleshoot Compute-LAN Connectivity, Part 2
- Lab 22: Troubleshoot Compute-Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
- Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute-Network Connectivity
- Lab 24: Troubleshoot ACI-Bare Metal Hosts
- Lab 25: Troubleshoot ACI-VMM
- Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI-Contracts
- Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI-External Layer 3
- Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI-External Layer 2
- Network Designer
- Network Administrator
- Network Engineer
- System Engineer
- Consulting Systems Engineer
- Technical Solutions Architect
- Channel Partners
To fully benefit from this course, students attending this training should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:
- Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or higher
- Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or higher
- Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 or higher
- Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 or higher
- Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 or higher
It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:
- Configure, secure, and maintain LANs and SANs based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
- Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco UCS
- Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI