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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0


Course Description


Overview

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.  

Audience

This course is intended for:
  • 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
 

Prerequisites

The Prerequisites for this course are:
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.1
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.1
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.1
 

Key topics

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 The Labs are:
  • 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
 

Objectives

After the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • 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

Course Duration

5 Days
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