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    Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) 900 Euros (5 days)

    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

    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

    The following Cisco courses may help you meet these prerequisites:

    • Implementing and Administering Cisco Networking Technologies (CCNA®)
    • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
    • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
    • Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)
    • Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX)
    • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS)
    • Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

    Outline

    • Describing the Troubleshooting Process
      • Troubleshooting Overview
      • Narrow Down the Cause of the Problem
    • Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
      • Ping, Pong, and Traceroute
      • Debugging, Event History, and System Monitoring
      • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) and Encapsulated Remote SPAN
      • Ethanalyzer, Embedded Logic Analyzer Module (ELAM), and Data Plane Sampling Capture
      • Logging
      • Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics
      • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and Remote Network Monitor (RMON)
    • Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs
      • Troubleshoot VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
      • Troubleshoot Layer 2 Issues
      • VLANs and Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) on Cisco Nexus Series Switches
      • Troubleshoot VLANs, PVLANs, and SVIs
      • Troubleshoot Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree+ (PVST+)
    • Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
      • Port Channel Overview
      • Virtual Port Channel (vPC) Overview
      • Troubleshoot vPCs
      • Common vPC Issues
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
      • Cisco OTV Features
      • Common Cisco OTV Issues
      • Cisco OTV Troubleshooting
      • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) Isolation Between Data Centers Using Cisco OTV
    • Troubleshooting Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
      • VXLAN Overlay Features
      • VXLAN Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) Ethernet VPN
      • Common VXLAN Issues
      • VXLAN Troubleshooting
    • Troubleshooting Routing and High-Availability Protocols
      • Troubleshoot Basic Routing Issues
      • Troubleshoot OSPFv2 and OSPFv3
      • Troubleshoot EIGRP
      • Troubleshoot PIM
      • Troubleshoot First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
    • Troubleshoot Data Center LAN Security
      • Troubleshoot Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
      • Troubleshoot First-Hop Security
      • Troubleshoot Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
      • Troubleshoot Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    • Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues
      • Cisco Fabric Services Overview
      • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
      • Configure and Troubleshoot Configuration Profiles
      • Common Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) Issues
      • Troubleshoot VDC
      • Troubleshoot Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
      • Cisco FEX Troubleshooting
      • Troubleshoot Cisco In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
    • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
      • Fibre Channel Overview
      • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Interfaces and Device Registration
      • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Port Channels
      • Troubleshoot Port Security and Fabric Binding
    • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Services
      • Troubleshoot Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs)
      • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Domain and Name Services
      • Troubleshoot Zoning and Fabric Merges
      • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services
    • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
      • N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and NPV Overview
      • Troubleshoot NPV Mode
    • Troubleshooting FCoE
      • FCoE and FIP Overview
      • Troubleshoot FIP
      • Troubleshoot FCoE- and QoS-Related Issues
      • Troubleshoot Data Center Bridging (DCB)
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
      • Troubleshoot Fabric Interconnect in Standalone and Cluster Mode
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Management Access
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Manager CLI
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS with Embedded Tools
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS Hardware Discovery
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
      • Stateless Computing
      • Troubleshoot Service Profile Association Issues Due to Unavailable Addresses
      • Other Service Profile Association Issues
      • Cisco UCS Manageability
      • Troubleshoot Authentication Failures
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server
      • Troubleshoot Firmware Upgrade and Operating System Drivers
      • Troubleshoot Remote Access
      • Troubleshoot Server Hardware
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
      • Troubleshoot Link-Level Issues
      • Troubleshoot Connectivity Issues for Specific Servers
      • Troubleshoot Intermittent Connectivity
      • Troubleshoot Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
      • Troubleshoot Redundant Connectivity
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
      • Troubleshoot Directly Attached Storage
      • Troubleshoot Server Boot from SAN and iSCSI
      • Use SPAN for Troubleshooting
      • Analyze Packet Flow
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Initialization and Cisco IMC
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
      • Troubleshoot the Cisco UCS C-Series VIC Module and Connectivity to Cisco IMC
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series LAN Connectivity
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series SAN Connectivity
      • Use SPAN to Capture Cisco UCS C-Series Server Traffic
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series Boot from the Fibre Channel Logical Unit Number LUN
      • Troubleshoot Cisco UCS C-Series iSCSI Boot
    • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration
      • Integrate Cisco UCS C-Series Servers with Cisco UCS Manager
      • Troubleshoot FEX Discovery and VIC Issues
    • Exploring the Tools and Methodologies for Troubleshooting Cisco ACI
      • Troubleshoot the Fabric Discovery Process
      • Traditional Troubleshooting Methods in Cisco ACI
      • Atomic Counters, Faults, and Health Scores
      • Troubleshoot Tenant-Based Policies
      • Packet Flow Through Cisco ACI Fabric
      • Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
    • Troubleshoot Automation and Scripting Tools
      • Troubleshoot Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) EEM
      • Troubleshoot the Cisco NX-OS Scheduler
    • Troubleshooting Programmability
      • Troubleshoot Bash Shell and Guest Shell for NX-OS
      • Troubleshoot Representational State Transfer (REST) API, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and Extensible Markup Language (XML) Encodings

    Lab outline

    • Designing Enterprise Connectivity
    • Designing an Enterprise Network with BGP Internet Connectivity
    • Designing an Enterprise Campus LAN
    • Designing Resilient Enterprise WAN
    • Designing QoS in an Enterprise Network
    • Designing an Enterprise IPv6 Network