IASNS - Implementing Cisco Advanced Storage Networking Solutions

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This course provides delegates with advanced skills in implementing and troubleshooting Cisco Storage Networks.

This course focuses on advanced storage networking topics for the Cisco MDS Family of switches, including building virtual SAN fabrics, building heterogeneous SAN fabrics, configuring management and security services, configuring iSCSI, and advanced troubleshooting skills.

This course replaces the CASI. It also contains the Internet SCSI (iSCSI) content formerly found in Cisco Multiprotocol Storage Essentials (CMSE) v2.0

This course is intended for Field Engineers and System Engineers. This course will validate an individual's knowledge of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco storage products to maintain a highly scalable, efficient, high performing storage networking environment.

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Implement a SAN with multiple virtual fabrics using the full range of features and capabilities provided by the Cisco MDS platform, so that the SAN demonstrates high availability, scalability, performance, and interoperability.
  • Configure and use fabric management, performance management and security services on the Cisco MDS platform so that the SAN can be effectively managed, tuned and secured.
  • Diagnose and correct software configuration issues and inoperable hardware components, so that the problems are resolved with minimal disruption to the SAN environment.
  • Identify and configure the appropriate iSCSI features to meet customer requirements.

This course will prepare delegates for the following exam:

  • 642-356 CSSSS- Implementing Cisco Advanced Storage Network Solutions (IASNS)

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Building Enterprise SAN Fabrics (5 topics)

  • Configuring Advanced Fabric Services
  • Implementing Virtual Fabric Addressing
  • Implementing Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Tuning Fabric Performance
  • Building Heterogeneous Fabrics

Implementing Management and Security Services (4 topics)

  • Management Infrastructure Implementation
  • Monitoring Health and Performance
  • Configuring AAA Services
  • Implementing Port and Fabric Security

Advanced Troubleshooting (7 topics)

  • Basic Troubleshooting Tools Review
  • Capturing Protocol Traces
  • Using Physical Port Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting Combined Generation 1 and Generation 2 Hardware Components
  • Troubleshooting FX_Port Issues
  • Troubleshooting the Data Path
  • Troubleshooting Fabric Manager and Device Manager

Implementing iSCSI (4 topics)

  • iSCSI Protocol Overview
  • Basic iSCSI Configuration
  • iSCSI Implementation OptionsiS
  • CSI Server Load Balancing


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows: Delegates looking to attend this course should hold a valid CCNA Attendance of the ICSNS (Implementing Cisco Storage Network Solutions) is strongly recomended

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course. If you are unsure please ask a training advisor .

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