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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches (DCMDS)

 

Who should attend

  • Data center systems engineers
  • Data center field engineers
  • Data center architects
  • Technical decision makers
  • Network architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel
  • Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
  • Basic routing and switching knowledge

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

Course Objectives

The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.0 course shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches, to build highly available, scalable storage networks. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy and use capabilities such as virtual storage area networks (VSANs), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), N-Port Virtualization (NPV) fabric security, zoning, automation with NX-API, Slow Drain Analysis, Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) tunnels, and more. You will learn how to configure and implement platform features and learn troubleshooting techniques pertaining to Fibre Channel (FC) domains, firmware upgrades, zones, and zone mergers.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Discover and describe the Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) platform of multilayer switches and directors. Describe the MDS hardware, NX-OS operating system, Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) management software, and key architectures of the platform, such as FC and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Describe key product features of the MDS platform, including VSANs, RBAC, NPV, port channels, zoning, device aliases, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), and fabric security
  • Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features, such has initial configuration, building a fabric, building a SAN extension, and configuring inter-VSAN routing for that purpose
  • Configure FCIP tunnels
  • Resolve issues and troubleshoot FC domains, zones and zone merges, and switch boot and firmware upgrades

Course Content

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Describing Cisco MDS Platform
  • Section 2: Describing Key Product Features
  • Section 3: Describing New Product Features
  • Section 4: Deploying Cisco MDS Features
  • Section 5: Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues

Lab Outline

  • Discovery 1: Set Up DCNM
  • Discovery 2: Explore DCNM-SAN Client and DCNM Device Manager
  • Discovery 3: Configure and Use RBAC
  • Discovery 4: Configure and Use RBAC with DCNM-SAN Client and Device Manager
  • Discovery 5: Manage VSANs and FC Domain
  • Discovery 6: Configure NPV and N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Discovery 7: Configure Interfaces
  • Discovery 8: Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Discovery 9: Explore and Automate with NX-API
  • Discovery 10: Perform Slow Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
  • Discovery 11: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability (HA)
  • Discovery 12: Configure IVR for SAN Extension
  • Discovery 13: Troubleshoot Zoning and Zone Merges
Classroom Training

Duration 4 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,990.- €
  • Switzerland: CHF 4,150.-

  • Cisco Learning Credits: 34 CLC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

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