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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

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Name Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
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Overview

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure is a skills-building course focused on the 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.

The course is designed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

Target Audience:

Engineers involved in the troubleshooting of LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you should be able 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 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

Pre-Requisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites & have attended or have knowledge equivalent to :

  • DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
  • DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies
  • DCII     - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure 
  • DCVAI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation
  • DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

Course Content

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 LISP
  • Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
  • Troubleshooting Data Center LAN Security
  • Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues

Troubleshooting Data Center SAN

  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • Troubleshooting FCoE

Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing

  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration

Troubleshooting Data Center ACI

  • Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting Cisco ACI

Labs:

  • 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 C-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-Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute-Network Connectivity
  • Lab 24: Troubleshoot ACI-Bare Metal Hosts
  • Lab 25: Troubleshoot ACI-VMM
  • Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI-Contracts
  • Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI-External Layer 3
  • Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI-External Layer 2

Virtual Training Centre

Description:

V&C Select™ – the flexible classroom

This new approach provides an exciting new opportunity for attending courses where time, geographical location, cost of travel and accommodation or lack of ‘quality alternatives’ are prohibitive factors to people having access to effective training.

V&C Select™ is about delivering flexibility and choice as well as a quality experience and therefore total delegate class sizes will be the same as with a ‘classic’ instructor-led course.

V&C Select™ Technology

Whilst the concept is simple, what really makes V&C Select™ unique is the technology that underpins it. Using the latest collaborative tools and technologies, we offer a solution where the classroom and virtual delegate attend the same course. The in-class experience is exactly the same as a standard instructor-led course and the remote delegate receives a browser based interface that allows them to see and hear the tutor and classroom delegates, and they can communicate in real time.

If the tutor is discussing the supporting slides or demonstrating on the interactive whiteboard– the interface is ‘tuned’ to ensure the remote delegate has the same experience. All delegates (in class and remote) are provided with dedicated learning labs for a quality 'hands-on' experience. If assistance is required, the tutor can address the full group, or any virtual individual via a quick and easy private call function (in the interface) to ensure all delegates get the support they require.

V&C Select™ Benefits

  • Learn at home, office, or anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Save time and money by avoiding travel and accommodation charges
  • Same expert instructors as our ‘classic’ classroom training
  • Same content and official materials (where applicable) and support for all delegates
  • To have the flexibility to start the course as a classroom delegate and to have the choice how to complete the remaining days (as a classroom or virtual delegate)
  • Dedicated ‘hands-on’ Lab access for full duration of class
  • Effective and interactive learning for employees across multiple locations

Recommended as preparation for exam:

  • 300-180 - DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

This is one of four exams required for the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification.

Students looking to achieve their CCNP in Data Center will also require:

  • DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCII - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
  • DCVAI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation

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