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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Infrastructure (DCITUC)

After finishing this course, the student will have the capacity to meet these general destinations:

  • Investigate server farm brought together processing

  • Investigate FEX

  • Investigate virtualization arrangements

  • Investigate stockpiling region systems, including Fiber Channel, FCoE, zoning, NPV, and NPIV



Module 1: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing

Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Architecture and Initialization

  • Investigating Cisco UCS B-Series System Initialization

  • Independent versus Bunch Fabric Interconnect Mode

  • Cisco UCS Internal Components

  • Cisco UCS Split Brain and Partition in Time Issues

  • Investigate Cisco UCS Cluster Wiring Issues

  • Investigate Cisco UCS Manager IP Connectivity Failure

  • Investigate Cisco UCS Manager Java Issues

  • KVM Issue 1: Inability to Ping KVM IP Address

  • KVM Issue 2: KVM Launching Failure

  • Investigate Cisco UCS Initialization Issues with Fabric Interconnect Reboots

  • UCS Manager GUI and UCS Manager CLI

  • Investigating Cisco UCS with Embedded Tools

  • Cisco UCS CLI scope Command

  • Cisco UCS CLI interface Command

  • Cisco UCS CLI interface nxos Command

  • Cisco UCS CLI interface iom Command

  • Other Cisco UCS CLI Commands

  • Technical support File

  • Framework Event Log

  • Center Dumps

  • Cisco Call Home

  • Limited State Machine

  • Ethanalyzer

  • Investigating Cisco UCS Hardware Discovery

  • Cisco UCS B-Series System Main Components

  • Confirm the Discovery of Chassis and Blades

  • Case Discovery Policy

  • Investigate Chassis Discovery Failure

  • Investigate Blade Server Issues

  • Test

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration

  • Investigating UCS Server Deployment

  • Stateless Computing

  • Administration Profiles

  • Administration Profile Templates

  • Server Pools

  • Investigate Service Profile Association Failure Due to a MAC Address Issue

  • Investigate Service Profile Association Failure Due to a WWPN Issue

  • Investigate Service Profile Association Failure Due to a WWNN Issue

  • Investigate Service Profile Association Failure Due to a UUID Issue

  • Investigate Service Profile Association Failure Due to a QoS Issue

  • Other Service Profile Association Issues

  • Checking Service Profile Association Using FSM

  • Cisco UCS Management Configuration

  • Client Roles Inside Cisco UCS Manager

  • Hierarchical Structure in Cisco UCS Manager

  • RBAC and Remote Authentication

  • Investigate Authentication Failure Due to a Connectivity Issue

  • Investigate Authentication Failure Due to a LDAP Configuration Issue

  • Testing LDAP Server

  • Testing LDAP Server Group

  • Test

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Operation

  • Investigating Cisco UCS Server Boot

  • Investigate Server Boot Failure Due to a RAID1 Cluster Migration Issue

  • Investigating Operating System Drivers

  • Distinguish and Download Appropriate Operating System Drivers

  • Investigate Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Installation Failure

  • Investigating Remote Access

  • Reset Cisco IMC of a Blade Server

  • Investigate Cisco IMC Connectivity Issue

  • Test

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS LAN and SAN Connectivity

  • Investigating Cisco UCS LAN Connectivity

  • Investigating Interface Link-Level Issues

  • Investigating Connectivity Issues for Some Servers

  • Investigating Intermittent Connectivity

  • Investigating Disjoint Layer 2 Networks

  • Investigating Redundant Connectivity

  • Texture Interconnect Cluster ID Mismatch

  • vNIC Failover Does Not Work When Uplink Fails

  • Contextual investigation: Troubleshoot Failover Connectivity

  • Uplink Port Channel Does Not Become Active

  • Investigating Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Connectivity

  • SAN Connectivity: Verify Fabric Interconnect Mode

  • SAN Connectivity: Verify VSANs in Cisco UCS Manager

  • SAN Connectivity: Verify Fiber Channel Uplinks

  • SAN Connectivity: Verify Service Profile Association

  • SAN Connectivity: Fiber Channel Databases on the Core SAN Switch

  • SAN Connectivity: SAN Fabric Connectivity Verification

  • SAN Connectivity: VSANs and Zones on the Core SAN Switch

  • SAN Connectivity: Problem Resolution

  • SAN Connectivity: Directly Attached Storage

  • Investigating Cisco UCS B-Series SAN Boot

  • Investigating SAN Boot on the Server Adapter

  • Investigating Boot from iSCSI Target

  • Utilizing SPAN for Troubleshooting

  • Utilizing SPAN for Ethernet Traffic

  • Utilizing SPAN for Fiber Channel Traffic

  • Confirming Packet Flow

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 1

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 2

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 3

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 4

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 5

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 6

  • Confirm Packet Flow: Step 7

  • Test

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Hardware

  • Wellsprings of Information on Cisco UCS

  • Investigating Server Performance Issues

  • Investigating Memory

  • Test

Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Architecture and Configuration

  • Investigating Cisco UCS C-Series Initialization

  • Independent Mode versus Joining with Cisco UCS Manager

  • Cisco IMC in Cisco UCS C-Series Servers

  • Cisco IMC GUI

  • Cisco IMC CLI

  • Investigating Guidelines

  • Investigating Cisco IMC Issues

  • Fare a Tech Support File

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Password Recovery

  • Test

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Hardware and Firmware?

  • Investigating Cisco UCS C-Series Boot Process

  • Step by step instructions to Break Into Server BIOS

  • Step by step instructions to Break Into RAID Controller BIOS

  • Investigate Operating System Bootup Issue

  • Investigating RAID-Specific Issues

  • Investigating Memory

  • Investigating DIMM Issues

  • Test

Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity

  • Cisco UCS C-Series VIC 1225 Overview

  • Investigating Cisco IMC Link

  • Investigating Cisco UCS C-Series LAN Connectivity

  • Server Does Not Have Network Connectivity

  • Working System Cannot Communicate with the Network

  • Investigating UCS C-Series SAN Connectivity

  • Server Is Unable to Connect to SAN

  • Utilizing SPAN to Capture Cisco UCS C-Series Server Traffic

  • Investigating Cisco UCS C-Series SAN Boot

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boots from Local Disk

  • Test

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Network Connectivity

  • Investigating Connectivity Configuration

  • Advantages of Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series Servers with Cisco UCS Manager

  • Equipment Requirements for the Integration

  • Designs for Integrating Cisco UCS C-Series Servers with Cisco UCS Manager

  • Arrange the Fabric Interconnects

  • Investigate a FEX Discovery Issue

  • Confirm Cisco UCS C-Series Server Integration with Cisco UCS Manager

  • Investigate Server Integration Failure Due to a Discovery Issue

  • Investigate Server Integration Failure Due to a VIC or mLOM Issue

  • Test


  • Guided Lab 1: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment

  • Guided Lab 2: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Integrated C-Series Server Boot from SAN

  • Guided Lab 3: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 1

  • Guided Lab 4: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 2

  • Guided Lab 5: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN

  • Guided Lab 6: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity

Students considered for this preparation ought to have gone to the accompanying classes or acquired an identical

level of learning:

  • Executing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 or higher

  • Executing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 or higher

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