Cisco® Configuring Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches v3.1 (DCMDS)

This 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, 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.

Cisco® Configuring Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches v3.1 (DCMDS)

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Learning 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, Interactive Voice Response (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 has 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

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - Describing Cisco MDS Platform
  • Cisco MDS 9700/9300/9200/9100 Hardware
  • Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco DCNM
  • Fibre Channel Architecture
  • FCoE Architecture
  • 2 - Describing Key Product Features
  • 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
  • 3 - Describing New Product Features
  • 32-Gb Fibre Channel
  • Cisco MDS NX-API
  • Power-On Auto-Provisioning
  • Slow Drain Analysis
  • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
  • Cisco Secure Boot
  • 4 - Deploying Cisco MDS Features
  • Installation and Initial Setup
  • Building a Fabric: FC Domains and FC Services
  • Building SAN Extensions
  • 5 - Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues
  • Fibre Channel Domains
  • Zones and Zone Merges
  • Boot and Upgrade Issues
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    Data center systems engineers

    Data center field engineers

    Data center architects

    Technical decision makers

    Network architects

    Cisco integrators and partners

    Other Prerequisites

    To fully benefit from this course, students 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 courses that may help students meet these prerequisites:

    Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

    Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

    Cisco® Configuring Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches v3.1 (DCMDS)

    Call | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 4 Days

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