MDSCT MDS9000 Configuration and Troubleshooting

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been retired in favour of the ICSNS course.


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MDS9000 Platform Overview (4 topics)

  • MDS 9000 Platform Components
  • Intelligent Network Services
  • Integrated Management
  • System Architecture

System installation and Initial Configuration (4 topics)

  • Switch Hardware installation
  • Initial Switch Configuration
  • Software Licensing and Upgrades
  • Call Home

Building Virtual SANs (6 topics)

  • Virtual SANs
  • Domain Management
  • Interface Configuration
  • Dynamic VSANs
  • Intelligent Addressing
  • Zoning

Managing Traffic (5 topics)

  • PortChannels
  • Routing and Load-Balancing
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Congestion Control and QOS
  • Managing Security

Managing Security (3 topics)

  • Management Security
  • Port and Fabric Security

Troubleshooting Tools and Scenarios (3 topics)

  • Diagnostic Tools and Methodology
  • Protocol Analysis
  • Basic troubleshooting Scenarios


Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites: Understanding of basic storage components and protocols such as networked storage devices, direct attached storage (DAS), fibre channel based storage area networks (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS).

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