The Data Center Unified Computing System Troubleshooting (DCUCTS) course is anin-depth technical troubleshooting training that enables you to troubleshoot Level 2, complex Unified Computing Systems (UCS), Nexus 1000V, B-series, and C-series integration issues.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • UCS support-level engineers
  • Technicians and engineers responsible for advanced UCS troubleshooting


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

  • UCS system architecture
  • Diagnose and remedy common issues on the UCS B and C Series systems, Unified Fabric Connectivity, and the Nexus 1000V
  • Gather key technical support files for timely system recoveries and gather data needed to work with the Cisco
  • Technical Assistance Center (TAC)
  • Perform system and firmware upgrades
  • Monitor system events and use the built-in troubleshooting tools
  • Cisco UCS Memory Architecture
  • Integrate C-Series into the Unified Cisco System Manager (UCSM)
  • Recognize and resolve nexus 1000V-related installation and operational failures

Course Outline

Cisco UCS Configuration Confirmation

  • UCS Architecture
  • Using Management Interfaces to Identify UCS Configuration Parameters
  • Chassis and Blade Discovery

Cisco UCS Support Tools

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI)
  • Serial over LAN (SoL)
  • Data Gathering

Cisco UCS Advanced Operations

  • Ethernet Switching Mode
  • EHV Mode
  • Switch Mode

Fibre Channel Switching Mode

  • NPV Mode
  • Fiber Channel Switch Mode
  • Counters and Statistics

LAN and SAN Connectivity

  • LAN Connectivity
  • SAN Connectivity
  • SAN Boot

Cisco UCS Upgrades

  • Bundles
  • Fabric Interconnect Recovery

Cisco Unified Computing System Memory

  • Memory Primer

Integrating C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager

  • Installation

Installations on Cisco UCS

  • Troubleshooting the Installation of Nexus 1000V on UCS B-Series Servers Running VMware
  • VSM Installation Considerations
  • VEM Installation Considerations
  • Troubleshooting VSM-VEM Connectivity Issues
  • Troubleshooting High Availability Problems

Data Plane Issues

  • Virtual and Physical Interfaces: VM Guest to External Network
  • Nexus 1000V Operations: Data Plane Pack Flow
  • Troubleshooting Approaches Based on TAC Cases

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