Troubleshooting Cisco Data Centre Infrastructure (DCIT v7.0) Training

Level: Intermediate

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Centre Infrastructure (DCIT) v7.0 course shows you how to troubleshoot LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Centre 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 centre network architecture. You will get extensive hands-on practise troubleshooting installation, configuration and interconnectivity issues on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, and more.

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

You will learn methodologies and tools to identify issues that may occur in data centre network architecture. You will get extensive hands-on practise troubleshooting installation, configuration and interconnectivity issues on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, and more. This course helps prepare you to take the exam, Troubleshooting Cisco Data Centre Infrastructure (300-615 DCIT), which leads to CCNP Data Centre and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Centre Operations certifications. 

Key Features of this DCIT Training:

  • Cisco Authorised course content
  • Authorised Cisco CCSI instructor
  • Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) redemption
  • Attend in-class, online or bring the course to your facility
  • Expansive course catalogue to go deeper into Cisco or broaden you skills beyond

You Will Learn How To:

  • 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 Centre 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 Virtualisation (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

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DCIT Course Information

  • 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 this Course

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

    This course is part of the following Certifications:

DCIT Course 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
    • Switched Port Analyser (SPAN) and Encapsulated Remote SPAN
    • Ethanalyzer, Embedded Logic Analyser Module (ELAM), and Data Plane Sampling Capture
    • Logging
    • Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics
    • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and Remote Network Monitor (RMON)
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs

    • Troubleshoot VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
    • Troubleshoot Layer 2 Issues
    • VLANs and Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) on Cisco Nexus Series Switches
    • Troubleshoot VLANs, PVLANs, and SVIs
    • Troubleshoot Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree+ (PVST+)
  • Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels

    • Port Channel Overview
    • Virtual Port Channel (vPC) Overview
    • Troubleshoot vPCs
    • Common vPC Issues
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualisation (OTV)

    • Cisco OTV Features
    • Common Cisco OTV Issues
    • Cisco OTV Troubleshooting
    • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) Isolation Between Data Centres Using Cisco OTV
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

    • VXLAN Overlay Features
    • VXLAN Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (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 First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  • Troubleshoot Data Centre LAN Security

    • Troubleshoot Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting (AAA) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Troubleshoot First-Hop Security
    • Troubleshoot Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
    • Troubleshoot Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues

    • Cisco Fabric Services Overview
    • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
    • Configure and Troubleshoot Configuration Profiles
    • Common Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) Issues
    • Troubleshoot VDC
    • Troubleshoot Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
    • Cisco FEX Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshoot Cisco In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces

    • Fibre Channel Overview
    • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Interfaces and Device Registration
    • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Port Channels
    • Troubleshoot Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Services

    • Troubleshoot Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs)
    • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Domain and Name Services
    • Troubleshoot Zoning and Fabric Merges
    • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode

    • N-Port ID Virtualisation (NPIV) and NPV Overview
    • Troubleshoot NPV Mode
  • Troubleshooting FCoE

    • FCoE and FIP Overview
    • Troubleshoot FIP
    • Troubleshoot FCoE- and QoS-Related Issues
    • Troubleshoot Data Centre Bridging (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 Due to Unavailable Addresses
    • Other Service Profile Association Issues
    • Cisco UCS Manageability
    • Troubleshoot Authentication Failures
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers

    • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server
    • Troubleshoot Firmware Upgrade and 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
    • Analyse 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 Logical Unit Number 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 Internetwork Operating System (IOS) EEM
    • Troubleshoot the Cisco NX-OS Scheduler
  • Troubleshooting Programmability

    • Troubleshoot Bash Shell and Guest Shell for NX-OS
    • Troubleshoot Representational State Transfer (REST) API, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and Extensible Markup Language (XML) Encodings
  • Lab outline

    • Designing Enterprise Connectivity
    • Designing an Enterprise Network with BGP Internet Connectivity
    • Designing an Enterprise Campus LAN
    • Designing Resilient Enterprise WAN
    • Designing QoS in an Enterprise Network
    • Designing an Enterprise IPv6 Network

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DCIT Training FAQs

  • How do I prepare for CCNP Data Centre certification?

    The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training, as well as using the self-study materials provided.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this CCNP Data Centre course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

  • How do I take Cisco exam DCIT 300-615 to obtain CCNP Data Centre certification?

    You will need to register for the exam. Exams are offered as proctored exams at a test centre, or self-administered online.

  • How do I achieve the CCNP Data Centre certification?

    To earn CCNP Data Centre, you need to pass a core exam and a data centre concentration exam of your choice. The 350-601 DCCOR is the core exam. Passing this 300-615 DCIT exam completes your selected concentration exam. Comprehensive Cisco Certification information can be found here.

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