Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


Course Description

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for profession-al-level data center roles.
 
The focus of this skills-building course is troubleshooting of 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 infrastructure.

Prerequisites

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or higher
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or higher
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 or higher
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 or higher
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 or higher
    It is recommended, but not required, to have the following
    skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Configure, secure, and maintain LANs and SANs based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco UCS
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI

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

Course Information


Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16



Learning Objectives

  • Outline the troubleshooting process, and highlight which questions to ask
  • 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 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 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

Labs

1: Document the Network Baseline
2: Troubleshoot LAN—RSTP
3: Troubleshoot LAN—LACP
4: Troubleshoot LAN—vPC
5: Troubleshoot LAN—FabricPath
6: Troubleshoot LAN—OTV
7: Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
8: Troubleshoot LAN—OSPF
9: Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
10: Troubleshoot LAN—CFS
11: Troubleshoot LAN—VRF
12: Troubleshoot LAN—FEX
13: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel Interfaces
14: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
15: Troubleshoot SAN—NPV Mode
16: Troubleshoot SAN—FCoE
17: Troubleshoot SAN—DCB
18: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
19: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Integrated C-Series Server Boot from SAN
20: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 1
21: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 2
22: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
23: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity
24: Troubleshoot ACI—Bare-Metal Hosts
25: Troubleshoot ACI—VMM
26: Troubleshoot ACI—Contracts
27: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 3
28: Troubleshoot ACI—External Layer 2