Course Overview

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.

This course helps prepare you 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.

CLASS INFORMATION
Price: 
$1,500
Version: 
3.1
Exam: 
Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking (300-625 DCSAN)
Learning Credits: 
15
  • 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, Cisco NX-OS operating system, Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) management software, and key architectures of the platform, such as Fibre Channel 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 Fibre Channel domains, zones and zone merges, and switch boot and firmware upgrades
  • 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:

    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
    • Data center systems engineers
    • Data center field engineers
    • Data center architects
    • Technical decision makers
    • Network architects
    • Cisco integrators and partners