DCIT v6.0 - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

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Description

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v6.0 is a five-day instructor-led course that 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 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.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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

Prerequisites

The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0

Outline

Module 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network

Objective: Troubleshoot 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 Platform-Specific Issues

Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN

Objective: Identify and resolve issues related to SAN Switching in the Cisco Data Center architecture

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DCBX

Module 3: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing

Objective: Describe the UCS B-series and C-series architecture, its installation and configuration, and the process and tools for troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration

Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI

Objective: Troubleshoot Data Center ACI

  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting

Lab Outline

  • 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—OSPF
  • Guided Lab 8: Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
  • Guided Lab 9: Troubleshoot LAN—VRF
  • Guided Lab 10: Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
  • Guided Lab 11: Troubleshoot LAN—CFS
  • Guided Lab 12: Troubleshoot LAN—FEX
  • Guided Lab 13: Troubleshoot SAN—FC Interfaces
  • Guided Lab 14: Troubleshoot SAN—FC 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 B-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—Failover Connectivity, Part 1
  • Guided Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute—Failover Connectivity, Part 2
  • Guided Lab 24: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Guided Lab 25: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity
  • Guided Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI—Bare Metal Hosts
  • Guided Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI—VMM
  • Guided Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI—Contracts
  • Guided Lab 29: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 3
  • Guided Lab 30: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 2