Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) 7.0

Duration

5 Days

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Configure, secure, and maintain LAN and SAN based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies (CCNA®)
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
  • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)
  • Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX)
  • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS)
  • Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

Course Content

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v7.0 course shows you how to troubleshoot LAN, SAN, Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®), and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®). You will learn methodologies and tools to identify issues that may occur in data center network architecture. You will get extensive hands-on practice troubleshooting installation, configuration and interconnectivity issues on Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) switches, Cisco Nexus® switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, and more.This course helps prepare you to take the exam, Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-615 DCIT), which leads to CCNP® Data Center and the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Operations certifications.

This course will help you:

  • Learn how to deploy and troubleshoot various components of Cisco data center infrastructure to support performance, resiliency, scalability needs
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to troubleshoot the data center network, troubleshooting tools and methodologies available from the command-line interface (CLI) that are used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco data center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to: virtual LANs (VLANs) and private VLANs (PVLANs); port channels and virtual port channels; Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV); and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM), and LAN security features
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to a single device
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve Fibre Channel switching issues when the Cisco NX-OS Software is used in switched mode, and in N-Port Virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP), including FCoE performance
  • Describe Cisco UCS architecture, initial setup, tools, and service aids that are available for Cisco UCS troubleshooting and interpretation of the output
  • Describe Cisco UCS configuration, Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel operations, including in-depth troubleshooting procedures

Course Outline

  • Describing the Troubleshooting Process
  • Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs
  • Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Troubleshooting Routing and High-Availability Protocols
  • Troubleshoot Data Center LAN Security
  • Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Services
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
  • 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
  • Exploring the Tools and Methodologies for Troubleshooting Cisco ACI
  • Troubleshoot Automation and Scripting Tools
  • Troubleshooting Programmability

Who Should Attend

  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • System engineers
  • Data center engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
CCNP, Data Center