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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v6.1

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

$1500 - $4395 USD

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Course Overview

This course includes Cisco Training Exclusives

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In this course, you will prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification exam and for professional-level data center roles. The focus of this skills-building course is troubleshooting of LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center 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.


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What You'll Learn

  • Troubleshoot Layer 2 technologies, such as STP, port channels, vPC, Cisco FabricPath, and FEX
  • Troubleshoot first-hop redundancy, routing, and CFS in the data center
  • Troubleshoot virtualization solutions, such as OTV, VRF, and VXLAN
  • Troubleshoot storage area networks, including Fibre Channel, FCoE, zoning, NPV, and NPIV
  • Troubleshoot data center unified computing


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Classroom Live Outline

1. 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 Platform-Specific Issues

2. Troubleshooting Data Center SAN

  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Troubleshooting DCBX

3. Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing

  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration

4. Troubleshooting Data Center ACI


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Classroom Live Labs

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 B-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—Failover Connectivity, Part 1

Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute—Failover Connectivity, Part 2

Lab 24: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN

Lab 25: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity

Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI—Bare Metal Hosts

Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI—VMM

Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI—Contracts

Lab 29: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 3

Lab 30: 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 with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

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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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day


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