Cisco Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v7.1 (DCIT)

$4,595.00 USD

5 Days

Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) Eligible


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) training builds your knowledge and skills in troubleshooting LANs, SANs, Cisco Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI). You’ll gain hands-on experience resolving problems on Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, Cisco ACI, and more. This training also earns you 50 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

Course Objectives

  • Describe how to troubleshoot the data center network
  • 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 that are related to: VLANs and PVLANs; port channels and virtual port channels; OTV; and VXLAN
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and PIM.
  • Describe troubleshooting of the 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 NPV mode
  • Identify and resolve issues that are 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 Blade Server operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel operations, including in-depth troubleshooting procedures
  • Describe Cisco 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, and troubleshooting connectivity issues
  • Troubleshoot 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

Who Should Attend?

  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • System engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
  • Top-rated instructors: Our crew of subject matter experts have an average instructor rating of 4.8 out of 5 across thousands of reviews.
  • Authorized content: We maintain more than 35 Authorized Training Partnerships with the top players in tech, ensuring your course materials contain the most relevant and up-to date information.
  • Interactive classroom participation: Our virtual training includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs that allow you to participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates to get real-time feedback.
  • Post Class Resources: Review your class content, catch up on any material you may have missed or perfect your new skills with access to resources after your course is complete.
  • Private Group Training: Let our world-class instructors deliver exclusive training courses just for your employees. Our private group training is designed to promote your team’s shared growth and skill development.
  • Tailored Training Solutions: Our subject matter experts can customize the class to specifically address the unique goals of your team.

Course 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


  • Section 1: Describing the Troubleshooting Process
  • Section 2: Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Section 3: Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs
  • Section 4: Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Section 5: Troubleshooting VXLAN
  • Section 6: Troubleshooting Routing and High-Availability Protocols
  • Section 7: Troubleshooting Data Center LAN Security
  • Section 8: Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues
  • Section 9: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Section 10: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Services
  • Section 11: Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • Section 12: Troubleshooting FCoE
  • Section 13: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
  • Section 14: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
  • Section 15: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
  • Section 16: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Section 17: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
  • Section 18: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
  • Section 19: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration
  • Section 20: Exploring the Tools and Methodologies for Troubleshooting Cisco ACI
  • Section 21: Troubleshooting Automation and Scripting Tools
  • Section 22: Troubleshooting Programmability

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