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DCUFT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.x

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Course Description

​The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) v5.0 is a three-day instructor-led 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 and 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders, and Cisco MDS Multilayer Fabric Switches. The course covers the key components and procedures that are needed to troubleshoot and resolve common issues with the Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, and MDS switches and the Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders in the network and SAN environments.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
  • We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
  • Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
  • All PCs require Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Mozilla FireFox, or Google Chrome.
  • Note: When testing connectivity, Mozilla & Chrome may not be able to fully complete the tests as intended.
  • All students should have administrator rights to their PCs.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Active-X controls in Internet Explorer or Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, you should have internet access served by at least a 512K link, a full T1 Connection is recommended.
  • All PCs require the latest Java Runtime Environment, which can be downloaded from www.java.com.

Course Objectives

​Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe the troubleshooting tools and methodologies that are available from the CLI and in Cisco DCNM that are used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to VLANs and PVLANs
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to port channels and vPCs
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Cisco FabricPath
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to OTV
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Fibre Channel switching when a Cisco Nexus switch is used in switched mode or in NPV mode
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to FCoE in the Cisco Data Center architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues that are related to Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Identify and resolve issues that are specific to Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
  • Identify and resolve issues that are specific to Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders
  • Identify and resolve issues that are specific to Cisco MDS Switches

Course Audience

​The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center administrators and engineers, network administrators and engineers, consulting systems engineers, and Cisco integrators and partners.
  • The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
  • Data center designers and managers, network designers and managers, and systems engineers.
  • The tertiary audience for this course is as follows:
  • Program and project managers.

Course Outline

​Module 1: Tools and Methodologies of Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools

Troubleshooting Methodology

Ping, Pong, and Traceroute

Monitor System, Processes, and CPU

Switched Port Analyzer

Ethanalyzer

Logging

Cisco Generic Online Diagnostics

Blink or Beacon

SNMP and RMON

CLI Debug

Lesson 2: Understanding Cisco DCNM Troubleshooting Tools

Cisco DCNM for LAN

Cisco DCNM for SAN

Module 2: Layer 2 Issue Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs

Troubleshooting VLANs and PVLANs

Troubleshooting VTP

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Port Channels and vPCs

Troubleshooting Port Channels

Troubleshooting LACP

Troubleshooting vPCs

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

Cisco FabricPath Control Plane

Cisco FabricPath Data Plane

Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting OTV

OTV Review

Troubleshooting OTV

HSRP Isolation Between Data Centers Using OTV

Module 3: SAN Switching Issue Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Port Interfaces

Troubleshooting SAN Port Channel Interfaces

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Services

Troubleshooting VSANs

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Domain

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Name Services

Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Zoning

Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services on Cisco MDS Series and Cisco Nexus Switches

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NPV Mode

NPIV and NPV Mode FLOGI Processes

Troubleshooting NPV Mode

Module 4: FCoE Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting FCoE

Troubleshooting FIP

Troubleshooting FCoE Performance

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting DCBX

Troubleshooting DCBX

Troubleshooting PFC

Module 5: Platform-Specific Issue Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting the Cisco Nexus 7000

Troubleshooting Licensing

Troubleshooting Installs, Upgrades, and Reboots

Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services

Troubleshooting VDCs

Troubleshooting Routing

Troubleshooting Unicast Traffic

Troubleshooting Memory

Troubleshooting CPU

Troubleshooting Switch Fabric

Troubleshooting CoPP and Data Plane Rate Limiters

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Nexus 5500 Platform Switches

Troubleshooting Licensing

Troubleshooting Cisco IOS ISSU

Troubleshooting Configuration Synchronization

Troubleshooting QoS

Troubleshooting CRC Errors

Troubleshooting CPU

Troubleshooting Unified Ports

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Troubleshooting Fabric-Extender Configuration and Management

Troubleshooting Fabric-Extender Queuing and Packet Drops

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco MDS Switches

Troubleshooting Licensing

Troubleshooting Installs, Upgrades, and Reboots

Troubleshooting Ports

Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Services

Troubleshooting VSANs

Troubleshooting Zones and Zone Sets

Lab Outline 

Lab 2-1: Troubleshoot vPCs

Lab 2-2: Troubleshoot Cisco FabricPath

Lab 2-3: Troubleshoot OTV Issues

Lab 3-1: Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Interfaces

Lab 3-2: Troubleshoot Fibre Channel VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services

Lab 3-3: Troubleshoot NPV Mode

Lab 4-1: Troubleshoot FCoEPart 1

Lab 4-2: Troubleshoot FCoEPart 2

Lab 5-1: Troubleshoot VDCs

Lab 5-2: Troubleshoot Cisco Fabric Services

Lab 5-3: Troubleshoot the Fabric Extender

Course Prerequisites

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

  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course
  • Recommended attendance of Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000 and MDS product courses
  • Recommended CCNA or CCNP certification
  • Recommended attendance of a Fibre Channel Protocol class or equivalent experience
  • Recommended attendance of the Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions (ICSNS) course or equivalent 

Course Schedule
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