Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) v7.0

CCNP Data Center certification

Deploy and troubleshoot Cisco data center infrastructure components for supporting performance, resiliency, or scalability needs with the 5-day Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure course. The in-depth training and our seasoned instructors help you achieve two specialist and professional Cisco credentials.


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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure Course Overview

Vinsys' Cisco DCIT v7.0 training enables you to troubleshoot LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Unified Computing System, and Application-Centric Infrastructure. In addition, it covers methodologies/tools for identifying issues that may occur in data center network architecture.

You get comprehensive hands-on practice for troubleshooting installation, configuration, and interconnectivity issues on Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) switches, Nexus® switches, Fabric Extenders (FEXs), UCS, ACI, and more. 

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure course also prepares you for the 300-615 exam, needed for earning Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Operations and CCNP Data Center certifications.


Course Curriculum


  • Individuals aspiring for professional-level job opportunities
  • Network Designers, Network Administrators, Network Engineers, System Engineers, Data Center Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Server Administrators, Network Managers, Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Those willing to complete Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Operations and CCNP Data Center credentials

Eligibility Criteria

  • Knowledge and skills for configuring, securing, and maintaining LAN/SAN based on Cisco Nexus/MDS switches
  • Configuring, securing, and maintaining Cisco Unified Computing System and ACI
  • Cisco-recommended Pre-course Training: 
    • 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)

Course Objectives

  • Learning to describe troubleshooting the data center network, tools, and methodologies available from the Command-Line Interface (CLI) used for identifying/resolving issues in a Cisco data center network architecture
  • Identifying/Resolving issues related to Virtual LANs (VLANs), private VLANs (PVLANs), port channels, virtual port channels, Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Troubleshooting of routing protocols like Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM), and LAN security features
  • Identifying/Resolving issues related to a single device and Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identifying/Resolving Fibre Channel switching issues when the Cisco NX-OS Software is used in switching and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) modes
  • Issues related to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP), including FCoE performance
  • Describing Cisco UCS architecture, initial setup, tools, and service aids available for Cisco UCS troubleshooting and interpretation of the output
  • Cisco UCS configuration, UCS B-Series Blade Server operation, and troubleshooting related issues
  • LAN, SAN, and Fibre Channel operations, including in-depth troubleshooting procedures
  • 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/firmware failures
  • Defining proper procedures for configuring LAN/SAN connectivity, avoiding issues with the VIC, troubleshooting connectivity issues, and Cisco UCS C-Series server integration with the UCS Manager
  • Identifying tools, protocols, and methods for effectively troubleshooting Cisco ACI
  • Troubleshooting automation, scripting tools, and programmability

About the Certification - 300-615 DCIT : Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Operations, a specialist certification, approves your knowledge of troubleshooting a data center infrastructure, consisting of network, compute platforms, storage network, automation, management, and operations. The following exam is necessary: 

  • 300-615 DCIT

CCNP Data Center, a professional accreditation, validates your or your employees’ skills with data center solutions. The following concentration and core exams must be cleared:

  • 300-615 DCIT  
  • 350-601 DCCOR

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Training Options


Instructor-Led Session

  • 5-days Instructor-led Online Training
  • Experienced Subject Matter Experts
  • Approved and Quality Ensured Training Material
  • 24*7 Leaner Assistance And Support


Customized to your team's need

  • Blended Learning Delivery Model (Self-Paced E-Learning And/Or Instructor-Led Options)
  • Course, Category, And All-Access Pricing
  • Enterprise-Class Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enhanced Reporting For Individuals And Teams
  • 24x7 Teaching Assistance And Support 

Course Outline

  • Troubleshooting Overview
  • Narrowing Down the Cause of the Problem
  • Ping, Pong, and Traceroute
  • Debugging, Event History, and System Monitoring
  • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)/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 VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) and Layer 2 Issues
  • VLANs/Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) on Cisco Nexus Series Switches
  • Troubleshooting VLANs, PVLANs, SVIs, and Rapid Per VLAN Spanning Tree+ (PVST+)
  • Port-Channel/Virtual Port Channel (vPC) Overview
  • Troubleshooting vPCs
  • Common vPC Issues
  • Cisco OTV Features, Common OTV Issues, and OTV Troubleshooting
  • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) Isolation Between Data Centers Using Cisco OTV
  • VXLAN Overlay Features
  • VXLAN Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) Ethernet VPN
  • Common VXLAN Issues and VXLAN Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Basic Routing Issues
  • Troubleshooting OSPFv2/OSPFv3, EIGRP, and PIM
  • Troubleshooting First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  • Troubleshooting Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA), and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Troubleshooting First-Hop Security, Control Plane Policing (CoPP) and Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Cisco Fabric Services Overview
  • Troubleshooting Fabric Services
  • Configuring/Troubleshooting Configuration Profiles
  • Common Virtual Device Contexts (VDC) Issues
  • Troubleshooting VDC, Virtual Routing, and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Cisco FEX Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Cisco In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Fibre Channel Overview
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces and Device Registration
  • Fibre Channel Port Channels
  • Troubleshooting Port Security/Fabric Binding
  • Troubleshooting Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs), Fibre Channel Domain, and Name Services
  • Zoning/Fabric Merges
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services
  • N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV)/NPV Overview
  • Troubleshooting NPV Mode
  • FCoE/FIP Overview
  • Troubleshooting FIP, FCoE, and QoS-Related Issues
  • Troubleshooting Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Troubleshooting Fabric Interconnect in Standalone and Cluster-Mode
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Management Access, UCS Manager CLI, UCS with Embedded Tools, and UCS Hardware Discovery
  • Stateless Computing
  • Troubleshooting Service Profile Association Issues Due to Unavailable Addresses
  • Other Service Profile Association Issues
  • Cisco UCS Manageability
  • Troubleshooting Authentication Failures
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server
  • Firmware Upgrade/Operating System Drivers
  • Troubleshooting Remote Access and Server Hardware
  • Troubleshooting Link-Level and Connectivity Issues for Specific Servers
  • Troubleshooting Intermittent Connectivity, Disjoint Layer 2 Networks, and Redundant Connectivity
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Directly Attached Storage
  • Troubleshooting Server Boot from SAN/iSCSI
  • Using SPAN for Troubleshooting
  • Analyzing Packet Flow
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Initialization, Cisco IMC, Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware, and Firmware
  • Troubleshooting the Cisco UCS C-Series VIC Module, Connectivity to Cisco IMC, UCS C-Series LAN Connectivity, and UCS C-Series SAN Connectivity
  • Using SPAN for Capturing Cisco UCS C-Series Server Traffic
  • Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Boot from the Fibre Channel Logical Unit Number LUN and UCS C-Series iSCSI Boot
  • Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series Servers with the UCS Manager
  • Troubleshooting FEX Discovery/VIC Issues
  • Troubleshooting the Fabric Discovery Process
  • Traditional Troubleshooting Methods in Cisco ACI
  • Atomic Counters/Faults/Health Scores
  • Troubleshooting Tenant-Based Policies
  • Packet Flow Through Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Troubleshooting AAA/RBAC

Troubleshooting Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS) EEM and the NX-OS Scheduler

  • Troubleshooting Bash Shell/Guest Shell for NX-OS
  • Troubleshooting Representational State Transfer (REST) API, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), and Extensible Markup Language (XML) Encodings
  • Designing Enterprise Connectivity and Enterprise Network with BGP Internet Connectivity
  • Designing an Enterprise Campus LAN and Resilient Enterprise WAN
  • Designing QoS in an Enterprise Network and Enterprise IPv6 Network

Course Reviews


Vinsys is a globally admired Corporate and Individual training provider with 25+ years of verifiable experience. Our instructor-led online courses, internationally-acclaimed expertise, customizable skill-development programs, and 24*7 learner support ensure the most comprehensive upskilling arrangement, a must for capitalizing on valuable Cisco data center opportunities.

Yes, you benefit from Cisco’s unique combination of lessons/hands-on practices, enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software.

It will let you secure only the Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Operations credential. However, you will be required to clear a core exam for completing the second certification.

Troubleshooting a data center infrastructure, from Network, Compute platforms, Storage network, Automation, to Management and operations.

Network (25%) and Compute Platforms (25%).

The 50 CE [Continuing Education] credits you receive after completing this Cisco DCIT v7.0 training can be used for recertification, as barring the CCIE, exams for all other credentials are valid only for three years.

The exam can be scheduled up to six weeks in advance by visiting the Cisco-authorized test delivery partner Pearson VUE's official website.