Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

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.

Retail Price: $4,595.00

Next Date: 11/02/2020

Course Days: 5


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Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to troubleshoot the data center network
  • Describe the troubleshooting tools and methodologies that are available from the CLI and are used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to: VLANs and PVLANs; port channels and virtual port channels; OTV; and VXLAN
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and PIM.
  • Describe troubleshooting of the LAN security features
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to a single device
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve Fibre Channel switching issues when the Cisco NX-OS Software is used in switched mode, and in NPV mode
  • Identify and resolve issues that are 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 Blade Server operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel operations, including in-depth troubleshooting procedures
  • Describe Cisco IMC tools for validating performance and facilitating data-gathering activities for Cisco UCS C-Series server troubleshooting, and the troubleshooting approach for hardware and firmware failures
  • Define the proper procedures for configuring LAN and SAN connectivity, avoiding issues with the VIC, and troubleshooting connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series server integration with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Identify the tools, protocols, and methods to effectively troubleshoot Cisco ACI
  • Describe how to troubleshoot automation, scripting tools, and programmability

 

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Configure, secure, and maintain LAN and SAN based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI

 

Who Should Attend

  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • System engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Outline

  • Describing the Troubleshooting Process
    • Troubleshooting Overview
    • Narrow Down the Cause of the Problem
  • Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
    • Ping, Pong, and Traceroute
    • Debugging, Event History, and System Monitoring
    • SPAN and Encapsulated Remote SPAN
    • Ethanalyzer and Data Plane Sampling Capture
    • Logging
    • Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics
    • SNMP, Cisco EEM, and RMON
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs
    • Troubleshoot VTP
    • Troubleshoot Layer 2 Issues
    • VLANs and SVIs on Cisco Nexus Series Switches
    • Troubleshoot VLANs, PVLANs, and SVIs
    • Troubleshoot Rapid PVST+
  • Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
    • Port Channel Overview
    • vPC Overview
    • Common vPC Issues
  • Troubleshooting Cisco OTV
    • Cisco OTV Features
    • Common Cisco OTV Issues
    • Cisco OTV Troubleshooting
    • HSRP Isolation Between Data Centers Using Cisco OTV
  • Troubleshooting VXLAN
    • VXLAN Overlay Features
    • VXLAN MP-BGP Ethernet VPN
    • Common VXLAN Issues
    • VXLAN Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Routing and High-Availability Protocols
    • Troubleshoot Basic Routing Issues
    • Troubleshoot OSPFv2 and OSPFv3
    • Troubleshoot EIGRP
    • Troubleshoot PIM
    • Troubleshoot FHRP
    • Troubleshoot Data Center LAN Security
    • Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
    • Troubleshoot First-Hop Security
    • Troubleshoot CoPP
    • Troubleshoot ACLs
  • Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues
    • Cisco Fabric Services Overview
    • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
    • Configure and Troubleshoot Configuration Profiles
    • Common VDC Issues
    • Troubleshoot VDC
    • Troubleshoot VRF
    • Cisco FEX Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshoot Cisco ISSU
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
    • Fibre Channel Overview
    • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Interfaces and Device Registration
    • Troubleshoot SAN Port Channels
    • Troubleshoot Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Services
    • Troubleshoot VSANs
    • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Domain and Name Services
    • Troubleshoot Zoning and Fabric Merges
    • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
    • NPIV and NPV Overview
    • Troubleshoot NPV Mode
    • Troubleshooting FCoE
    • FCoE and FIP Overview
    • Troubleshoot FIP
    • Troubleshoot FCoE- and QoS-Related Issues
    • Troubleshoot DCB
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
    • Troubleshoot Fabric Interconnect in Standalone and Cluster Mode
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Management Access
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Manager CLI
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS with Embedded Tools
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Hardware Discovery
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
    • Stateless Computing
    • Troubleshoot Service Profile Association Issues
    • Cisco UCS Manageability
    • Troubleshoot Authentication Failures
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series Server Boot
    • Troubleshoot Operating System Drivers
    • Troubleshoot Remote Access
    • Troubleshoot Server Hardware
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot Link-Level Issues
    • Troubleshoot Connectivity Issues for Specific Servers
    • Troubleshoot Intermittent Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
    • Troubleshoot Redundant Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot Directly Attached Storage
    • Troubleshoot Server Boot from SAN and iSCSI
    • Use SPAN for Troubleshooting
    • Analyze Packet Flow
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Initialization and Cisco IMC
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot the Cisco UCS C-Series VIC Module and Connectivity to Cisco IMC
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series LAN Connectivity
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series SAN Connectivity
    • Use SPAN to Capture Cisco UCS C-Series Server Traffic
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Boot from the Fibre Channel LUN
    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series iSCSI Boot
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration
    • Integrate Cisco UCS C-Series Servers with Cisco UCS Manager
    • Troubleshoot FEX Discovery and VIC Issues
  • Exploring the Tools and Methodologies for Troubleshooting Cisco ACI
    • Troubleshoot the Fabric Discovery Process
    • Traditional Troubleshooting Methods in Cisco ACI
    • Atomic Counters, Faults, and Health Scores
    • Troubleshoot Tenant-Based Policies
    • Packet Flow Through Cisco ACI Fabric
    • Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
  • Troubleshoot Automation and Scripting Tools
    • Troubleshoot Cisco IOS EEM
    • Troubleshoot the Cisco NX-OS Scheduler
  • Troubleshooting Programmability
    • Troubleshoot Bash Shell and Guest Shell for NX-OS
    • Troubleshoot REST API, JSON, and XML Encodings

 

Lab Outline

  • Document the Network Baseline
  • Troubleshoot Rapid PVST+
  • Troubleshoot LACP
  • Troubleshoot vPC
  • Troubleshoot OTV
  • Troubleshoot VXLAN
  • Troubleshoot OSPF
  • Troubleshoot FHRP
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
  • Troubleshoot VRF
  • Troubleshoot Cisco FEX
  • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
  • Troubleshoot NPV Mode
  • Troubleshoot FCoE
  • Troubleshoot DCB
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server LAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from the Fibre Channel LUN
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server iSCSI Boot
  • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Management Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Bare-Metal Hosts Connectivity Through Cisco ACI
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI Integration with VMware vCenter
  • Troubleshoot Contracts in Cisco ACI
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI External Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Troubleshoot Cisco ACI External Layer 2 Connectivity
Course Dates Course Times (EST) Delivery Mode GTR
11/2/2020 - 11/6/2020 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Virtual Enroll
11/2/2020 - 11/6/2020 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Virtual Enroll