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.

Learning Credits: 
  • After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Describe and implement Fibre Channel, zoning, and N-Port Virtualization (NPV) features on Cisco UCS
    • Describe and implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on Cisco UCS
    • Describe Cisco UCS policies for service profiles
    • Describe Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) and Single Root I/O Virtualization
    • Describe and implement Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) on Cisco UCS
    • Describe and implement external authentication providers on Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe and implement key management on Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe Cisco UCS Director
    • Describe and implement Cisco Intersight
    • Describe the scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
    • Describe and implement monitoring on Cisco UCS Manager
  • To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • General knowledge of servers
    • Routing and switching knowledge
    • Storage area networking knowledge
    • Server virtualization knowledge

    These Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites:

    • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0
    • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0
    • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
    • Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS) v1.0
    • Server administrators
    • Network engineers
    • Systems engineers
    • Consulting systems engineers
    • Technical solutions architects
    • Network administrators
    • Storage administrators
    • Network managers
    • Cisco integrators and partners