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DCUFT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFTS) v5.0 is a 3-day instructor led training course designed for Systems and Field Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners who install , implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and the Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric Switches. The course covers the key components and procedures needed to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco MDS Series, and the Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders in the network and SAN environment.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Troubleshooting tools and methodologies available from the command line interface (CLI) and in Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VLANs and PVLANs
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Port Channels and virtual Port Channels
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Cisco FabricPath
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel Switching when the NX-OS Switch is used in switched mode or in N Port virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) in the Cisco data center architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues related to the Nexus 7000
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Nexus 5000 family
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Nexus 2000 FEX
  • Identify and resolve issues specific to the Cisco MDS family of switches

Course Content

  • Tools and Methodologies Troubleshooting
  • CLI Troubleshooting Tools
  • Cisco DCNM Troubleshooting Tools
  • Layer 2 Issues Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs
  • Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshooting OTV
  • SAN Switching Issues Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • FCoE Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting DCBx
  • Platform Specific Issues Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 7000
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 5000 and 5500 Switches
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco MDS Switch

Labs

  • Troubleshoot vPCs
  • Troubleshoot Cisco FabricPath
  • Troubleshoot OTV Issues
  • Troubleshoot FC Interfaces
  • Troubleshoot FC VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
  • Troubleshoot NPV Mode
  • Troubleshoot FCoE: Part 1
  • Troubleshoot FCoE: Part 2
  • Troubleshoot Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
  • Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services (CFS)
  • Troubleshoot the Fabric Extender

 

Target Audience

  • Data center administrators and engineers, network administrators and engineers, consulting systems engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners
  • Data center designers and managers, network designers and managers, and systems engineers

Course Duration

3 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco Nexus 7000 Series (DCNX7K), Cisco Nexus 5000 Series (DCNX5K), and Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric (DCMDS) product courses
  • Good understanding of the Fibre Channel Protocol and the SAN environment
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended to read the Robert Kembel books on Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel switched fabrics

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