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DCIT 6.2 – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


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  • 5 Days Course
    Data Center Switching

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    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.


    Associated Certification:


    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

    Target Audience

    • 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