I understand about local and global DLCI's, but I'm confused with where LMI DLCI's come into play. I know there is basic Frame Relay and LMI Frame Relay. Am I correct in assuming that thereare two DLCI numbers in the LMI Frame Relay? Are both sent in the frame? Where is the LMI DLCI number located in a frame. Not very clear on this concept. Do I even need to worry about this for the CCNA?
If you have a normal frame-relay connection, you'll have LMI configured (with transport on the associated DLCI) and a DLCI assigned from the carrier (for data transport). You don't configure the LMI DLCI when you set this up, you'll just configure the LMI type. You'll configure the data DLCI with the command "frame-relay interface-dlci". So you can consider them independent in one way, but they rely on each other. Without keepalives (LMI) the sub/int is going to go down and you won't be able to transmit on the DLCI for your data.
Hope this helps,