Description

The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.5 is a 4-day instructor-led or a Virtual instructor-led training course that shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches, to build highly available, scalable storage networks. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy and use capabilities such as virtual storage area networks (VSANs), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), N-Port Virtualization (NPV) fabric security, zoning, automation with NX-API, Slow Drain Analysis, Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) tunnels, and more. You will learn how to configure and implement platform features and learn troubleshooting techniques pertaining to Fibre Channel (FC) domains, firmware upgrades, zones, and zone mergers.

The DCMDS course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt MDS Deployment/ Support Stage-2.


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Date: from 5.7.2021 to 8.7.2021
Language: English
Location: Online (CET, UTC+01:00)
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Date: from 19.7.2021 to 22.7.2021
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Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Discover and describe the Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) platform of multilayer switches and directors. Describe the MDS hardware, NX-OS operating system, Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) management software, and key architectures of the platform, such as FC 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
  • Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features, such has initial configuration, building a fabric, building a SAN extension, and configuring inter-VSAN routing for that purpose
  • Configure FCIP tunnels
  • Resolve issues and troubleshoot FC domains, zones and zone merges, and switch boot and firmware upgrades

Outline

The course contains these components:

Describing Cisco MDS Platform
  • Cisco MDS 9700/9300/9200/9100 Hardware
  • 32-Gb Fibre Channel
  • Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco DCNM
  • Fibre Channel Architecture
  • FCoE Architecture
Provisioning Cisco MDS Switches
  • Power-On Auto-Provisioning
  • Cisco DCNM
  • Using Cisco DCNM 11.x
  • RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
Building the Fibre Channel Fabric with Cisco MDS Switches
  • Virtual SANs
  • Port Channels and VSAN Trunking
  • Zoning and Smart Zoning
  • Device Aliases
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Fibre Channel Fabric Security
  • Building SAN Extensions
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Slow Drain Analysis
  • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
  • Cisco Secure Boot
  • NPV and NPIV
Automating Cisco MDS Fabric
  • Cisco MDS NX_APIPython API
  • Ansible
Monitoring and Reporting Cisco MDS Features
  • Cisco DCNM SAN Reports and Alarms
  • SAN Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues
  • Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Domains, Zones and Zone Merges
  • Boot and Upgrade Issues

Lab Outline:

Set Up DCNM
● Explore DCNM-SAN Client and DCNM Device Manager
● Configure and Use RBAC
● Configure and Use RBAC with DCNM-SAN Client and Device Manager
● Manage VSANs and Fibre Channel Domain
● Configure NPV and N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)
● Configure Interfaces
● Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
● Explore and Automate with NX-API
● Perform Slow Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
● Configure SAN Analysis and SAN Telemetry Streaming
● Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability
● Configure IVR for SAN Extension
● Troubleshoot Zoning and Zone Merges

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • 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
The following courses may help you meet these prerequisites:

Associated certifications