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DCIMDS-Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v1.1 Course

DCIMDS-Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v1.1 Training Course


Course Description:

The DCIMDS-Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v1.1 course is a 2-day course that is designed to provide students an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including platform architecture, software, and management capabilities. Students will learn about the key features that contribute to high performance and availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity and investment protection. During hands-on lab time, students will configure: a Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) SAN fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and Command Line Interface (CLI) commands; SAN analytics and SAN telemetry streaming; device aliases and zoning; and more. Students will also gain a technical understanding of how to build highly available, scalable storage networks using the robust, flexible hardware architecture with network and storage management intelligence.

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Describing Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages
  • Describing fixed and modular platforms
  • Describing Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
  • Describing technologies used in modern SANs
  • Describing SAN management with Cisco DCNM
  • Initialize a Cisco MDS switch and add it to DCNM
  • Describing key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches
  • Configuring basic Cisco MDS features and interfaces using DCNM

Target Student:

Technical decision makers and professionals who architect, implement, or manage data center SAN environments, including:

  • Solutions architects
  • Data center architects
  • Network architects
  • Systems engineers
  • Data center engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Technical decision makers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites:

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Training Dates
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Course Syllabus

  • Describing Cisco MDS Platform
    • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
    • Fixed Platforms
    • Modular Platforms
  • Describing Cisco MDS Architecture
    • Store-and-Forward Architecture
    • High Availability
    • Redundancy
  • Describing Storage Technologies
    • Fibre Channel
    • Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Over Fibre Channel
    • Fibre Channel Over IP
    • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
  • Managing Cisco MDS Switches
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
    • Cisco NX-OS CLI
    • Cisco NX-API
  • Describing and Using Cisco MDS Key Features
    • Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs)
    • Inter-VSAN Routing
    • Port Channels
    • Slow-Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms
    • N Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
    • Zoning
    • Smart Zoning
    • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
    • Diagnostics Toolbox
    • SAN Extension
    • Other Differentiator Features
Labs:
  • Perform Initial MDS Configuration
  • Set Up DCNM
  • Configure VSANs and Interfaces in Cisco DCNM
  • Configure Port Channels in Cisco DCNM
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configure SAN Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Use CLI for Basic Monitoring

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