Description

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.5 is a 1-day instructor-led or virtual-led course that gives you a technical overview of how Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) 9000 Series, can be used to build highly available and scalable storage networks with advanced security and unified management. The course is for technical decision makers and IT professionals who architect, implement, and manage data center Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. In this course, you’ll learn about key capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including platforms, architecture, software, management, and key features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity of storage environments.

The DCMDSO course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stages: Black Belt MDS Presales Stage-2, Black Belt Deployment Stage and Black Belt Support Stage-1.


Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:
  • 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

Outline

The course contains these components:
Define Cisco MDS Platform Overview
  • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
  • Fixed Platforms
  • Modular Platforms
Describe Cisco MDS Architecture
  • Store-and-Forward Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Redundancy
Explore Cisco MDS Key Features
  • Virtual Storage Area Networks
  • Port Channels
  • Slow Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms
  • Cisco DCNM SAN Insights for SAN Analytics
  • Zoning
  • Smart Zoning
  • Other Differentiating Features
Examine Cisco MDS Management
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that students are expected to have before attending this course are:
  • Experience managing Data Center deployments
  • Fundamentals of SAN technologies
  • Understanding of business and application requirements

Associated certifications