Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure DCIT

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
DCIT

Overview

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.

Digital courseware : Cisco now provide students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via learningspace.cisco.com before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Audience

  • 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

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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

Prerequisites

It is recommended that a students should have attended the following classes or obtained an equivalent level of knowledge before attending this course:

  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Course Outline

  • Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network
  • Troubleshooting Data Center SAN
  • Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing
  • Troubleshooting Data Center ACI

Module 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 LISP
  • Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
  • Troubleshooting Data Center LAN Security
  • Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues

Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN

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

Module 3: 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

Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI

  • Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting Cisco ACI

Labs

  • Lab 1: Document the Network Baseline
  • Lab 2: Troubleshoot LAN—RSTP
  • Lab 3: Troubleshoot LAN—LACP
  • Lab 4: Troubleshoot LAN—vPC
  • Lab 5: Troubleshoot LAN—FabricPath
  • Lab 6: Troubleshoot LAN—OTV
  • Lab 7: Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
  • Lab 8: Troubleshoot LAN—OSPF
  • Lab 9: Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
  • Lab 10: Troubleshoot LAN—CFS
  • Lab 11: Troubleshoot LAN—VRF
  • Lab 12: Troubleshoot LAN—FEX
  • Lab 13: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Lab 14: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel 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 Integrated 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

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