Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)


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.

This training helps prepare you to take the exam:

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

How You'll Benefit

This training will help you:

  • Learn how to deploy and troubleshoot various components of Cisco data center infrastructure to support performance, resiliency, scalability needs
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles

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


This course is part of the following Certifications:


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

Course Objectives

  • Describe how to troubleshoot the data center network
  • Describe the 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 that are related to Virtual LANs (VLANs) and private VLANs (PVLANs)
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to port channels and virtual port channels
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to VXLAN
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing and high-availability protocols
  • 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
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel switching when a Cisco NX-OS switch is used in N-Port Virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to FIP and FCoE, including Fibre Channel over Ethernet (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 troubleshooting
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series 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 Cisco UCS C-Series 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 and scripting tools
  • Describe how to troubleshoot programmability

Follow On Courses

Outline: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

  • 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

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • Online Training: CAD 6,070
  • Online Training: US$ 4,600
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 46
Classroom Training

5 days

  • Canada: CAD 6,070
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 46

Subscription duration
180 days

  • Canada: CAD 1,980

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