Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)


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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.

Target Audience

  • 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


Students considered for this training should have attended the following classes or obtained equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Troubleshoot Layer 2 technologies, such as STP, port channels, vPC, Cisco FabricPath, and FEX
  • Troubleshoot first-hop redundancy, routing, and CFS in the data center
  • Troubleshoot virtualization solutions, such as OTV, VRF, and VXLAN
  • Troubleshoot storage area networks, including Fibre Channel, FCoE, zoning, NPV, and NPIV
  • Troubleshoot data center unified computing

Course Outline

Module 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the Troubleshooting Process
  • Lesson 2: Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels  
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco OT 
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting VXLAN 
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues
Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN
  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NPV Mode 
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting FCoE 
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting DCBX
Module 3: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing
  • Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization
  • Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Operation 
  • Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Hardware
  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration
  • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware 
  • Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS
Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI
  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting
  • Guided Lab 1: Document the Network Baseline
  • Guided Lab 2: Troubleshoot LAN RSTP
  • Guided Lab 3: Troubleshoot LAN LACP
  • Guided Lab 4: Learning Lab: Troubleshoot LAN vPC
  • Guided Lab 5: Troubleshoot LAN FabricPath
  • Guided Lab 6: Troubleshoot LAN OTV
  • Guided Lab 7: Troubleshoot LAN OSPF
  • Guided Lab 8: Troubleshoot LAN FHRP
  • Guided Lab 9: Troubleshoot LAN VRF
  • Guided Lab 10: Troubleshoot LAN VXLAN
  • Guided Lab 11: Troubleshoot LAN CFS
  • Guided Lab 12: Troubleshoot LAN FEX
  • Guided Lab 13: Troubleshoot SAN FC Interfaces
  • Guided Lab 14: Troubleshoot SAN FC VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
  • Guided Lab 15: Troubleshoot SAN NPV Mode
  • Guided Lab 16: Troubleshoot SANFCoE
  • Guided Lab 17: Troubleshoot SAN DCB
  • Guided Lab 18: Troubleshoot Compute Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
  • Guided Lab 19: Troubleshoot Compute Cisco UCS B-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Guided Lab 20: Troubleshoot Compute LAN Connectivity, Part 1
  • Guided Lab 21: Troubleshoot Compute LAN Connectivity, Part 2
  • Guided Lab 22: Troubleshoot Compute Failover Connectivity, Part 1
  • Guided Lab 23: Troubleshoot Compute Failover Connectivity, Part 2
  • Guided Lab 24: Troubleshoot Compute Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Guided Lab 25: Troubleshoot Compute Network Connectivity
  • Guided Lab 26: Troubleshoot ACI Bare Metal Hosts
  • Guided Lab 27: Troubleshoot ACI VMM
  • Guided Lab 28: Troubleshoot ACI Contracts
  • Guided Lab 29: Troubleshoot ACI External Layer 3
  • Guided Lab 30: Troubleshoot ACI External Layer 2

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