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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

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About Course

The “Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v7.0” program equips participants with the skills and knowledge needed to address challenges within the Cisco Data Center environment. This entails rectifying issues across a diverse range of components – from LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), to the Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI). The course places a strong emphasis on hands-on training, enabling participants to navigate and rectify issues related to installation, configuration, and interconnectivity on devices such as Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, and others.

Key Benefits:

  1. Holistic Cisco Data Center Expertise: Equip yourself with the skills to deploy and address challenges within the myriad components of Cisco’s data center infrastructure. This ensures the infrastructure meets essential criteria: performance, resilience, and scalability.
  2. Practical Learning Experience: Leverage Cisco’s unparalleled teaching methodology, which fuses theoretical lessons with substantial hands-on exercises. This provides practical insights using state-of-the-art Cisco learning tools, equipment, and software.
  3. Career Advancement: The insights and skills gained from this course set the foundation for professional-level roles in data center operations and management, broadening your career horizons.
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What Will You Learn?

  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to:
  • Data Center Network Troubleshooting: Understand the methodology and tools available in the Command-Line Interface (CLI) for troubleshooting Cisco data center network architecture issues.
  • VLAN and PVLAN Troubleshooting: Pinpoint and rectify problems related to Virtual LANs (VLANs) and private VLANs (PVLANs).
  • Channel Troubleshooting: Diagnose and fix issues with port channels and virtual port channels.
  • Overlay Troubleshooting: Address challenges associated with Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN).
  • Routing Protocols: Troubleshoot issues concerning routing protocols like OSPF, EIGRP, PIM, and network security features.
  • Single Device Issues: Identify and address problems specific to an individual device.
  • Fibre Channel Interface: Diagnose and rectify issues related to the operation of Fibre Channel interfaces.
  • Fibre Channel Switching: Troubleshoot Fibre Channel switching problems, especially when using Cisco NX-OS Software in switched mode or NPort Virtualization (NPV) mode.
  • FCoE & FIP Troubleshooting: Understand and address challenges related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP), including performance-related issues.
  • Cisco UCS Architecture: Gain an understanding of Cisco UCS architecture, its initial setup, the available troubleshooting tools, and how to interpret their outputs.
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Troubleshooting: Understand and troubleshoot issues related to the Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server operation.
  • LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel Operations: Delve deep into the troubleshooting procedures for LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel operations.
  • Cisco IMC Tools: Recognize the tools in Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) that help in troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series server issues, including understanding the procedures to address hardware and firmware failures.
  • LAN and SAN Connectivity: Learn the right procedures to configure LAN and SAN connectivity, troubleshoot connectivity issues, and integrate Cisco UCS C-Series server with Cisco UCS Manager.
  • Cisco ACI Troubleshooting: Acquaint yourself with the tools, protocols, and best practices to effectively troubleshoot Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
  • Troubleshooting Automation and Programmability: Understand the nuances of troubleshooting automation, scripting tools, and network programmability.

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