Cisco Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v3.5 (DCMDS)

The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.5course 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 helps you prepare to take the exam, 300-625 Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking (DCSAN), which leads to CCNP Data Center and the Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation certifications. This course also earns you 40 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

Cisco Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v3.5 (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.

Provisioning Cisco MDS Switches

Describe key product features of the MDS platform

Describe and implement automation an Cisco MDS Switches

Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features

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
  • 32-Gb Fibre Channel
  • Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco DCNM
  • Fibre Channel Architecture
  • FCoE Architecture
  • 2 - Provisioning Cisco MDS Switches
  • Power-On Auto-Provisioning
  • Cisco DCNM
  • Using Cisco DCNM 11.x
  • RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • 3 - Building the Fibre Channel Fabric with Cisco MDS Switches
  • Virtual SANs
  • Port Channels and VSAN Trunking
  • Zoning and Smart Zoning
  • Device Aliases
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Fibre Channel Fabric Security
  • Building SAN Extensions
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Slow Drain Analysis
  • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
  • Cisco Secure Boot
  • NPV and NPIV
  • 4 - Automating Cisco MDS Fabric
  • Cisco MDS NX_APIPython API
  • Ansible
  • 5 - Monitoring and Reporting Cisco MDS Features
  • Cisco DCNM SAN Reports and Alarms
  • SAN Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • 6 - Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues
  • Troubleshooting 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

    Technical decision makers

    Network architects

    Other 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

    Cisco Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v3.5 (DCMDS)

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

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