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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches (DCMDS)
This course will familiarize you with implementing storage-networking solutions with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform.
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.
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
Describing Cisco MDS PlatformCisco MDS 9700/9300/9200/9100 HardwareCisco NX-OSCisco DCNMFibre Channel ArchitectureFCoE ArchitectureDescribing Key Product FeaturesCisco DCNM 11.xRBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)Virtual SANsNPV and NPIVPort Channels and VSAN TrunkingZoning and Smart ZoningDevice AliasesInter-VSAN RoutingFibre Channel Fabric SecurityDescribing New Product Features32-Gb Fibre ChannelCisco MDS NX-APIPower-On Auto-ProvisioningSlow Drain AnalysisSAN Analytics and Telemetry StreamingCisco Secure BootDeploying Cisco MDS Features
Installation and Initial SetupBuilding a Fabric: FC Domains and FC ServicesBuilding SAN ExtensionsTroubleshooting Common Cisco MDS IssuesFibre Channel DomainsZones and Zone MergesBoot and Upgrade Issues
Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation CertificationCisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP DATA CENTER)
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:· Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel· Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP· Recommended: Cisco CCNA® certification
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