The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) skills-building course focuses on troubleshooting of LANs, SANs, Cisco Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The course provides rich hands-on experience in resolving problems on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEX), Cisco UCS, and Cisco ACI.
Those preparing for professional-level data center-oriented jobs, or who wish to certify at the Cisco CCNP Data Center level, can now take the official training in self-paced format. The e-learning format of this course offers an immersive, practice-based learning experience at your own pace. Using enterprise-grade Cisco data center equipment, this hands-on training format is designed to be as effective as classroom training, with easily consumable segments of video, text, discovery labs, review questions, and graded challenge labs and tests.
Who should attend
- Network designer
- Network administrator
- Network engineer
- Systems engineer
- Consulting systems engineer
- Technical solutions architect
- Cisco integrators/partners
To fully benefit from this course, students attending this training 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
It is recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:
- Configure, secure, and maintain LANs and SANs based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
- Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco UCS
- Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI
What you will learn
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution.
- Describe Cisco FabricPath, Cisco Fabric Extender connectivity, and unified fabric.
- Describe Ethernet and virtual port channels (vPC).
- Identify Cisco UCS components.
- Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC).
- Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS.
- Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API).
- Describe cloud computing basic concepts.
- Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models and also orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs.
- Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric.
- Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI.
Course content is presented in easily-consumable segments via both Instructor Video and text. Interactivity is enabled through Discovery labs, content review questions, and graded Challenge labs and tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increasing course effectiveness, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material. And gamification features are built in, including earning badges and a leaderboard, to encourage better performance.