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DCMDS: Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches v2.0

- Replacement for ICSNS & IASNS -


Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v2.0 is an instructor-led five-day product training course that is designed as a comprehensive hands-on experience to familiarize data center systems engineers, field engineers, architects, and Cisco partners who implement storage-networking solutions with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform.

This course covers features on each of the MDS 9000 Series product family of switches including the 9100, 9200, 9500, and 9700 models and the Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and service modules supported. Fundamental topics include 8-Gbps Fibre Channel, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), multihop FCoE, upgrading the Cisco NX-OS, and the common management tool Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). The course provides comprehensive SAN configuration for features such as interface configuration, Cisco N-Port Virtualizer (NPV), N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), virtual SAN (VSAN) and domain setup, SAN zoning, and SAN extension using FCIP and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR). Topics introduced also include centralized SAN services using the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch and Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for Cisco I/O Acceleration (IOA) and Cisco Data Mobility Manager (DMM), management security and role-based access control (RBAC) topics.

The goal of this course is for students to learn how to install, configure, and manage the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform in a scalable, highly available environment.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the MDS 9000 Series switch platform, Cisco NX-OS, and the features of Cisco Prime DCNM.
  • Explain the techniques and information that will enable you to perform the initial software configuration of a Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch, upgrade the system software, and enable licensing.
  • Explain the configurations involved in building a Cisco Fibre Channel SAN fabric including interfaces, VSANs, domains, port channels, device aliases, NPV, NPIV, and zones.
  • Describe and configure intelligent SAN fabric services on specific Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches and the software resources that are provided.
  • Describe the FCoE protocol and the use of FCoE modules on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Director and Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director as a Fibre Channel forwarder in a single-hop and multihop design.
  • Describe the process of configuring security features on Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches to prevent unauthorized access, intrusion, and data theft, and to preserve data integrity in an enterprise SAN environment.
  • Describe the steps for basic FCIP configuration, high availability implementation, and achieving a fault tolerant SAN extension using the IVR feature.

Course Content

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platforms
  • System Installation and Initial Configurationt
  •  Building a SAN Fabric
  • Intelligent SAN Fabric Services
  • FCoE Implementation
  • Security Implementations
  • FCIP Implementation

 LAB OUTLINE

  • Lab 2-1: Perform Initial Switch Setup
  • Lab 2-2: Perform the Boot Process and Upgrade Switch Software
  • Lab 2-3: Install Cisco DCNM Release 6.2(3)
  • Lab 3-1: Configure Interfaces
  • Lab 3-2: Configure Port Channels
  • Lab 3-3: Configure Cisco NPV and NPIV
  • Lab 3-4: Configure VSANs, Domain Management, and Persistent FCIDs
  • Lab 3-5: Configure Device Aliases
  • Lab 3-6: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 4-1: Implement Cisco DMM
  • Lab 6-1: Configure RBAC and AAA Services
  • Lab 6-2: Implement Fabric and Port Security
  • Lab 7-1: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability with Port Channels
  • Lab 7-2: Implement IVR for SAN Extension
  • Lab 7-3: Tune FCIP Performance

Target Audience

  • Field Engineers
  • System Engineers

Course Duration

5 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student 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
  • Cisco CCNA® certification

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Sydney

12 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018

AUD $6050

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28 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018

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