DCIT | Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


What you’ll learn in this course

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v6.2 course helps you prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. In this course, you will master the professional-level skills and technologies needed to configure and troubleshoot Cisco® data center infrastructure, including LAN and SAN protocols, network virtualization, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), and compute platforms.


IT professionals with Cisco CCNP Data Center training and certification are uniquely qualified for professional-level or higher roles in enterprise-class data center environments. The Cisco CCNP certification equips you with skills in a broad range of technologies and industry best practices to help you succeed in these in-demand roles.


Course duration

  • Instructor-led training: 5 days in the classroom with hands-on lab practice
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 5 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice
  • E-learning: Equivalent of 5 days of instruction with hands-on lab practice, videos, and challenges


How you’ll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Identify, troubleshoot, and fix problems in Cisco data center infrastructure, including issues with networking, compute, virtualization, storage, and security
  • Master the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to troubleshoot LANs, SANs, Cisco Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS™), and Cisco ACI
  • Prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification through a combination of lessons and practice that enables you to validate your skills
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles in the high-demand area of enterprise-class data center environments


Who should enroll

IT professionals with five to eight years of experience in these roles:

  • Data center administrator
  • Data center engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • System administrator
  • Systems engineer
  • Network designer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Cisco integrator or partner


Course details


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Outline the troubleshooting process and highlight which questions to ask
  • Describe troubleshooting tools and methodologies that are available from the Command-Line Interface (CLI) and are used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco data center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VLANs and private VLANs, port channels and virtual port channels, Cisco FabricPath, Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), and Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)
  • Describe troubleshooting routing protocols such as Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS), and Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)
  • Describe troubleshooting Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)



Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Configure, secure, and maintain LAN and SAN based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco UCS
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI


To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

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



Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network

Troubleshooting Data Center SAN

Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing

Troubleshooting Data Center ACI


Lab outline

  • Document the Network Baseline
  • Troubleshoot LAN—RSTP
  • Troubleshoot LAN—LACP
  • Troubleshoot LAN—vPC
  • Troubleshoot LAN—FabricPath
  • Troubleshoot LAN—OTV
  • Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
  • Troubleshoot LAN—OSPF
  • Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
  • Troubleshoot LAN—CFS
  • Troubleshoot LAN—VRF

DCIT | Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

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