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Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS)

( Duration: 2 Days )

This Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) training course provides an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including platform architecture, software, and management capabilities. You will learn the key features that contribute to high performance and availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity and investment protection. During hands-on lab time, you will configure: a Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) SAN fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and Command Line Interface (CLI) commands; SAN analytics and SAN telemetry streaming; device aliases and zoning; and more. You will gain a technical understanding of how to build highly available, scalable storage networks using the robust, flexible hardware architecture with network and storage management intelligence

By attending Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Describe Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages
  • Describe fixed and modular platforms
  • Describe Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
  • Describe technologies used in modern SANs
  • Describe SAN management with Cisco DCNM
  • Describe key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches
  • Configure basic Cisco MDS features and interfaces using DCNM

  • Experience managing data center deployments
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of SAN technologies
  • Understanding of business and application requirements

The Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) class is ideal for:

  • Solutions architects
  • Data center architects
  • Network architects
  • Systems engineers
  • Data center engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Technical decision makers

COURSE AGENDA

1

Describing Cisco MDS Platform

  • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
  • Fixed Platforms
  • Modular Platforms
2

Describing Cisco MDS Architecture

  • Store-and-Forward Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Redundancy
3

Describing Storage Technologies

  • Fibre Channel
  • Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Over Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel Over IP
  • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
4

Managing Cisco MDS Switches

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
  • Cisco NX-OS CLI
  • Cisco NX-API
5

Describing and Using Cisco MDS Key Features

  • Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs)
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Port Channels
  • Slow-Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms
  • N Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Zoning
  • Smart Zoning
  • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
  • Diagnostics Toolbox
  • SAN Extension
  • Other Differentiator Features

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