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

Level: Intermediate

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

Key Features of this Cisco DCMDS Training

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  • Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) redemption
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You Will Learn How To

  • Describe the MDS 9000 Series switch platform, Cisco NX-OS, and the features of Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Explain the techniques and information that will enable you to perform the initial software configuration of a Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch, upgrade the system software, and enable licensing
  • Explain the configurations involved in building a Cisco Fibre Channel SAN fabric including interfaces, VSANs, domains, port channels, device aliases, NPV, NPIV, and zones
  • Describe and configure intelligent SAN fabric services on specific Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches and the software resources that are provided
  • Describe the FCoE protocol and the use of FCoE modules on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Director and Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director as a Fibre Channel forwarder in a single-hop and multihop design
  • Describe the process of configuring security features on Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches to prevent unauthorized access, intrusion, and data theft, and to preserve data integrity in an enterprise SAN environment
  • Describe the steps for basic FCIP configuration, high availability implementation, and achieving a fault tolerant SAN extension using the IVR feature

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Important Cisco DCMDS Course Information

  • 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
  • Recommended Experience

    These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

    • CCNAX or CI-ICND1 & CI-ICND2 and
    • (DCFNDU) or CI-DCICN & CI-DCICT
  • Who Should Attend this Course

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

    • Course tuition does not include an exam voucher.
  • Certification

    This course is part of the following Certifications: (CCNP DATA CENTER)

Cisco DCMDS Course Outline

  • Describing Cisco MDS Platform

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

    • Installation and Initial Setup
    • Building a Fabric: FC Domains and FC Services
    • Building SAN Extensions
  • Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues

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

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Cisco DCMDS Training FAQs

  • What is a Cisco MDS Switch?

    Cisco MDS Switch is a storage platform that IT departments use.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this DCMDS course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

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