CMSE Cisco Multiprotocol Storage Essentials

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been retired. Please view currently available Cisco Storage Networking Training Courses.


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TCP/IP (5 topics)

  • Introduction to Multiprotocol Storage using iSCSI and FCIP
  • TCP/IP Protocol Introduction
  • TCP/IP Network Layer
  • Switching Concepts
  • Quality of Service

MDS 9000 IPS Module Overview (4 topics)

  • Cisco MDS 9000 IPS Features and Benefits Overview
  • Cisco SAN Extension
  • MDS 9000 Review
  • IPS Module Hardware

FCIP Configuration and Troubleshooting for IPS Module (7 topics)

  • IPS Module-FCIP Overview
  • IPS Module-FCIP Initial Configuration
  • IPS Module-FCIP Profile Advanced Configuration and Performance Tuning
  • IPS Module-FCIP Interface Advanced Configuration
  • Configuring FCIP using Device Manager and Fabric Manager
  • FCIP Troubleshooting
  • IPS Module-FCIP High Availability Options

iSCSI Configuration and Troubleshooting for IPS Module (8 topics)

  • iSCSI Overview
  • iSCSI Functionality
  • iSCSI Operation
  • Configuring ISCSI Using Device Manager and Fabric Manager
  • ISCSI Configuration
  • IPS Module-iSCSI Access Control and Authentication
  • IPS Module-iSCSI High Availability Option
  • IPS Module-iSCSI Performance Tuning

FCIP and iSCSI Troubleshooting (4 topics)

  • Initial Troubleshooting Procedures for the IPS Module
  • FCIP Troubleshooting Scenarios
  • Configuring iSCSI Drivers
  • iSCSI Troubleshooting Scenarios

Cisco 7200/7400 FCIP Port Adapter Module (4 topics)

  • Features and Applications
  • Hardware Overview and Installation
  • Configuring the FCIP PA in Cisco 7200 Series Routers
  • Initial Troubleshooting


Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites: - MDS 9000 Configuration and Troubleshooting - Cisco MDS Storage Networking Fundamentals

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