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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches (DCMDS)

 

Who should attend

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

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

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

Course 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, 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

Course Content

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

Online Training

Duration 4 days

Price (incl. tax)
  • US$ 4,200.-
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Duration 4 days

Price (incl. tax)
  • United Arab Emirates: US$ 4,200.-
  • Saudi Arabia: US$ 4,200.-
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28/06/2020 ― 01/07/2020 Online Training Time zone: UTC+4
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15/06/2020 ― 18/06/2020 Online Training Time zone: IST
27/07/2020 ― 30/07/2020 Online Training Time zone: IST
17/08/2020 ― 20/08/2020 Online Training Time zone: IST
01/09/2020 ― 04/09/2020 Online Training Time zone: IST
16/11/2020 ― 19/11/2020 Online Training Time zone: UTC+3
23/11/2020 ― 26/11/2020 Online Training Time zone: IST
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22/06/2020 ― 25/06/2020 Online Training Time zone: UTC+8
24/08/2020 ― 27/08/2020 Online Training Time zone: UTC+8
21/09/2020 ― 24/09/2020 Online Training Time zone: UTC+8
03/11/2020 ― 06/11/2020 Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
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16/11/2020 ― 19/11/2020 Online Training Time zone: UTC+8
6 hours difference
15/06/2020 ― 18/06/2020 Online Training Time zone: AEST
27/07/2020 ― 30/07/2020 Online Training Time zone: AEST
17/08/2020 ― 20/08/2020 Online Training Time zone: AEST
01/09/2020 ― 04/09/2020 Online Training Time zone: AEST
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23/11/2020 ― 26/11/2020 Online Training Time zone: AEDT
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06/10/2020 ― 09/10/2020 Online Training Time zone: EDT
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