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DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2

Learn how to implement data center components such as Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000 and MDS Switches as well as the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders.

GK# 4868

$1950 - $5714 CAD

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The DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is troubleshooting 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.

You’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to troubleshoot Cisco data center infrastructures.


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What You'll Learn

  • Outline the troubleshooting process, and highlight which questions to ask
  • Describe the troubleshooting tools and methodologies available from the CLI and used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VLANs and PVLANs
  • Identify and resolve issues related to port channels and virtual port channels
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Cisco FabricPath
  • Identify and resolve issues related to OTV
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VXLAN
  • Identify and resolve issues related to LISP
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing protocols, such as OSPF, ISIS, and PIM.
  • Describe troubleshooting of the AAA and RBAC
  • Identify and resolve issues related to a single device
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel switching when the Cisco NX-OS software switch is used in switched mode (vs. NPV mode)
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel switching when the NX-OS switch is used in N Port Virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues related to FIP and FCoE, 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 and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe LAN, SAN and Fibre Channel operations, including in depth troubleshooting procedures
  • Describe Cisco IMC utilities to validate performance and facilitate data-gathering activities for Cisco UCS C-Series troubleshooting, as well as troubleshooting approach to hardware and firmware failures
  • Define proper procedures to configure LAN and SAN connectivity and avoid issues with the P81E virtual interface card (VIC)
  • Troubleshoot integration of Cisco UCS C-Series servers with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Identify tools, protocols and methods to effectively troubleshoot Cisco ACI


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Classroom Live Outline

Module 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Troubleshooting Process
  • Lesson 2: Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco OTV
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting VXLAN
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting LISP
  • Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
  • Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Data Center LAN Security
  • Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues

Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting FcoE

Module 3: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration

Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI

  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting Cisco ACI


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Classroom Live Labs

Guided Lab 1: Document the Network Baseline
Guided Lab 2: Troubleshoot LAN—RSTP
Guided Lab 3: Troubleshoot LAN—LACP
Guided Lab 4: Troubleshoot LAN—vPC
Guided Lab 5: Troubleshoot LAN—FabricPath
Guided Lab 6: Troubleshoot LAN—OTV
Guided Lab 7: Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
Guided Lab 8: Troubleshoot LAN—OSPF
Guided Lab 9: Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
Guided Lab 10: Troubleshoot LAN—CFS 
Guided Lab 11: Troubleshoot LAN—VRF
Guided Lab 12: Troubleshoot LAN—FEX
Guided Lab 13: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel Interfaces
Guided Lab 14: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
Guided Lab 15: Troubleshoot SAN—NPV Mode
Guided Lab 16: Troubleshoot SAN—FCoE
Guided Lab 17: Troubleshoot SAN—DCB 
Guided Lab 18: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
Guided Lab 19: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Integrated C-Series Server Boot from SAN
Guided Lab 20: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 1
Guided Lab 21: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 2
Guided Lab 22: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
Guided Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity
Guided Lab 24: Troubleshoot ACI—Bare-Metal Hosts
Guided Lab 25: Troubleshoot ACI—VMM
Guided Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI—Contracts
Guided Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 3
Guided Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 2



Who Should Attend

  • Data center administrators and engineers
  • Network administrators and engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
  • Data center designers and managers
  • Network designers and managers
  • Systems engineers

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased using Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Follow-On Courses


Complete your CCNP Data Center certification.

Training Exclusives

Classroom and Virtual Classroom sessions of this course include access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital Courseware
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  • Student Guide
  • Discovery and Integrated Labs
  • Content Review Questions
  • Challenge Tests and Labs
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Duration: 5 day

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