Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

Course Description

Learn to troubleshoot LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI). You will learn methodologies and tools to identify issues that may occur in data center network architecture. 

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-615 DCIT), which leads to CCNP® Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist.

This course prepares you for the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Operations Certification.  

Required exam Recommended training
300-615 DCIT
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
Certification Track CCNP Data Center Certification
Courses DCCOR (Core) + DCIT (Concentration elective) = CCNP Data Center Certification

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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Geography & Location
Apr 19, 2021 - 5 day(s)
Apr 19, 2021
$4495 USD
$4495 USD, 45 CLC

Learning Objectives

  • 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

  • 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


  1. Document the Network Baseline
  2. Troubleshoot Rapid PVST+
  3. Troubleshoot LACP
  4. Troubleshoot vPC
  5. Troubleshoot OTV
  6. Troubleshoot VXLAN
  7. Troubleshoot OSPF
  8. Troubleshoot FHRP
  9. Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
  10. Troubleshoot VRF
  11. Troubleshoot Cisco FEX
  12. Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Interfaces
  13. Troubleshoot Fibre Channel VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
  14. Troubleshoot NPV Mode
  15. Troubleshoot FCoE
  16. Troubleshoot DCB
  17. Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
  18. Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server LAN Connectivity
  19. Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from the Fibre Channel LUN
  20. Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server iSCSI Boot
  21. Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Server Management Connectivity
  22. Troubleshoot Bare-Metal Hosts Connectivity Through Cisco ACI
  23. Troubleshoot Cisco ACI Integration with VMware vCenter
  24. Troubleshoot Contracts in Cisco ACI
  25. Troubleshoot Cisco ACI External Layer 3 Connectivity
  26. Troubleshoot Cisco ACI External Layer 2 Connectivity

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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

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