Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches

4 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code DCMDS

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Overview

The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.1 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, SAN analytics, 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. This course prepares you for Cisco CCNP Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation certifications.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking (300-625 DCSAN), which leads to CCNP Data Center® and the Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation certifications.

Objectives

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, inter-VSAN routing (IVR), and fabric security
  • Describe and implement state-of-the-art product features, including NX-API, slow-drain analysis, SAN Analytics and 32-GB Fibre Channel interfaces
  • Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features, such as 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

Target Audience

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

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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Describing Cisco MDS Platform (5 topics)

  • Cisco MDS 9700/9300/9200/9100 Hardware
  • Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco DCNM
  • Fibre Channel Architecture
  • FCoE Architecture

Describing Key Product Features (9 topics)

  • Cisco DCNM 11.x
  • RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Virtual SANs
  • NPV and NPIV
  • Port Channels and VSAN Trunking
  • Zoning and Smart Zoning
  • Device Aliases
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Fibre Channel Fabric Security

Describing New Product Features (6 topics)

  • 32-Gb Fibre Channel
  • Cisco MDS NX-API
  • Power-On Auto-Provisioning
  • Slow Drain Analysis
  • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
  • Cisco Secure Boot

Deploying Cisco MDS Features (3 topics)

  • Installation and Initial Setup
  • Building a Fabric: FC Domains and FC Services
  • Building SAN Extensions

Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues (3 topics)

  • Fibre Channel Domains
  • Zones and Zone Merges
  • Boot and Upgrade Issues

Labs (13 topics)

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

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:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Relevant Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification.

Scheduled Dates

Please select from the dates below to make an enquiry or booking.

Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
DCMDS
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
4 Days $3,720
03-06
DCMDS 4 Days $3,720
03-06
DCMDS
Zoom Virtual Centre
4 Days $3,455

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