DCIT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

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  • Code: DCIT
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Price per delegate: £3,095.00 +VAT

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Course Description

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v7.0 course shows you how to troubleshoot LAN, SAN, Cisco® Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®), and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®).You will learn methodologies and tools to identify issues that may occur in data center network architecture. You will get extensive hands-on practice troubleshooting installation, configuration and interconnectivity issues on Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) switches, Cisco Nexus® switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, and more.

This course helps prepare you to take the exam:

  • 300-615 Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

Target Student

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

Performance-Based Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe how to troubleshoot the data center network, troubleshooting tools and methodologies available from the Command-Line Interface (CLI) that are used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco data center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to: Virtual LANs (VLANs) and private VLANs (PVLANs); port channels and virtual port channels; Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV); and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM), and LAN security features
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to a single device
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve Fibre Channel switching issues when the Cisco NX-OS Software is used in switched mode, and in N-Port Virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP), 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, Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel operations, including in-depth troubleshooting procedures
  • Describe Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) tools for validating performance and facilitating data-gathering activities for Cisco UCS C-Series server troubleshooting, and the troubleshooting approach for hardware and firmware failures
  • Define the proper procedures for configuring LAN and SAN connectivity, avoiding issues with the VIC, troubleshooting connectivity issues and Cisco UCS C-Series server integration with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Identify the tools, protocols, and methods to effectively troubleshoot Cisco ACI
  • Describe how to troubleshoot automation, scripting tools, and programmability


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

Suggested pre-requisites:

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


  • 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