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642-035 DCUCT

Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Computing

Exam Number 642-035 DCUCT
Associated Certifications CCNP Data Center Certification
Cisco Unified Computing Support Specialist
Duration 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
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The 642-035 Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing exam tests a candidate's skills of troubleshooting a virtualized computing environment based on Cisco Unified Computing System platform, focusing on features like storage and network connectivity, installation, memory issues, booting issues, drivers, BIOS and adapters connectivity issues. This exam is associated with the CCNP DC Certification and Cisco Unified Computing Support Specialist Certification.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 24%     1.0   Troubleshooting UCS Architecture and
                System Internals

      • 1.1   Extract diagnostic data i.e., collecting dumps and core files
      • 1.2   Identify issues using FSM
      • 1.3   Troubleshoot boot issues
        • 1.3.a   Blades
        • 1.3.b   OS
      • 1.4   Identify using CLI/GUI defective hardware
      • 1.5   Troubleshoot management 0 KVM IP overlap issues
  • 17%     2.0   Troubleshooting UCS Installation,
                Configuration, and Startup

      • 2.1   Configure and troubleshoot RBAC
      • 2.2   Configure and troubleshoot modes and perform reboots
      • 2.3   Configure and troubleshoot power consumption, power
                 availability, and power policies
      • 2.4   Manage service profiles
      • 2.5   Understand and troubleshoot the UCSM upgrade process
  • 12%     3.0   Troubleshooting UCS SAN/LAN/VLAN

      • 3.1   Configure and capture SPAN traces
      • 3.2   Troubleshoot fiber channel services
      • 3.3   Troubleshoot L2 issues
      • 3.4   Troubleshoot link-level issues
      • 3.5   Configure and troubleshoot jumbo frames
      • 3.6   Troubleshoot dynamic vNIC
  • 13%     4.0   UCS Compute Troubleshooting

      • 4.1   Troubleshoot CIMC GUI and CLI remote access methods
      • 4.2   Using CLI/GUI Troubleshoot packet flow from server to the fabric
      • 4.3   Identify the steps that need to be perform on a rack standalone
                 prior to integration into the ucsm
      • 4.4   Describe the various methods to update the server
                 BIOS/CIMC/adapters/array controllers
      • 4.5   Troubleshoot OS driver issues
      • 4.6   Troubleshoot memory issues
      • 4.7   Troubleshoot boot issues
      • 4.8   Troubleshoot redundant paths
      • 4.9   Troubleshoot different adapters
      • 4.10   Describe the process for password recovery
  • 34%     5.0   UCS C-Series Standalone Troubleshooting

      • 5.1   Troubleshoot using CIMC GUI and CLI remote access methods
      • 5.2   Use CIMC utilities for performance validation and data
                 gathering activities
      • 5.3   Update the server with the various methods
        • 5.3.a   BIOS
        • 5.3.b   CIMC
        • 5.3.c   Adapters
        • 5.3.d   Aarray controllers
        • 5.3.e   LOM
      • 5.4   Troubleshoot OS driver issues
      • 5.5   Troubleshoot memory issues
      • 5.6   Troubleshoot boot issues
      • 5.7   Troubleshoot Local Disk and RAID controller
      • 5.8   Troubleshoot FCoE Connectivity
      • 5.9   Describe the process for password recovery
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you.

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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