Product Description

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
Register: Pearson VUE

Exam Description

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 90-minute, 65−75 questions 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.

Exam Topics

1.0 Troubleshooting UCS Architecture and System Internals 24%

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

2.0 Troubleshooting UCS Installation, Configuration, and Startup 17%

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

3.0 Troubleshooting UCS SAN/LAN/VLAN Connectivity 12%

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

4.0 UCS Compute Troubleshooting 13%

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 performed 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

5.0 UCS C-Series Standalone Troubleshooting 34%

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 Array 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


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