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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches (DCMDS)

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Detailed Course Outline

1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform

  • 1.1: Introducing the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform
  • 1.2: Implementing Integrated Management

2: System Installation and Initial Configuration

  • 2.1: Performing the Initial Switch Configuration
  • 2.2: Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software

3: Building a SAN Fabric

  • 3.1: Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases
  • 3.2: Configuring Interfaces
  • 3.3: Configuring Port Channels
  • 3.4: Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV
  • 3.5: Configuring VSANs
  • 3.6: Managing Domains
  • 3.7: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
  • 3.8: Implementing Zoning

4: Intelligent SAN Fabric Services

  • 4.1: Implementing Cisco MDS Data MobilityManager
  • 4.2: Monitoring Traffic Flow

5: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Implementation

  • 5.1: Describing FCoE
  • 5.2: Configuring FCoE on the MDS 9500 and 9700 Series Multilayer Devices

6: Security Implementation

  • 6.1: Improving Management Security
  • 6.2: Configuring AAA Services
  • 6.3: Implementing Port and Fabric Security
  • 6.4: Configuring FC-SP
  • 6.5: Implementing Link Encryption

7: Implementing FCIP

  • 7.1: Creating an FCIP Tunnel
  • 7.2: Configuring FCIP High Availability
  • 7.3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
  • 7.4: Tuning FCIP Performance

COURSE LABS

  • Lab 2-1: Initial Setup
  • Lab 2-2: Upgrading Switch Software
  • Lab 2-3: Install Cisco DCNM Release 6.2(3)
  • Lab 3-1: Configuring Interfaces
  • Lab 3-2: Configure Port Channels
  • Lab 3-3: Configuring NPV and NPIV
  • Lab 3-4: Configure VSANs, Domain Management, and Persistent FCIDs
  • Lab 3-5: Configure Device Aliases
  • Lab 3-6: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 4-1: Implement Cisco DMM
  • Lab 6-1: Configure RBAC and AAA Services
  • Lab 6-2: Implement Port and Fabric Security
  • Lab 7-1: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability with Port Channels
  • Lab 7-2: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
  • Lab 7-4: Tune FCIP Performance