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.

This course will help you learn how to deploy and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches to support performance, resiliency, scalability, and enhanced operations for data centers, gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software and succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles.

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


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Date: from 22.8.2022 to 25.8.2022
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Location: Europe/Africa
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Date: from 9.1.2023 to 12.1.2023
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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.
  • Provisioning Cisco MDS Switches
  • Describe key product features of the MDS platform
  • Describe and implement automation an Cisco MDS Switches
  • Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features
  • Resolve issues and troubleshoot FC domains, zones and zone merges, and switch boot and firmware upgrades

Outline

Course outline:
  • Describing Cisco MDS Platform
  • Provisioning Cisco MDS Switches
  • Building the Fibre Channel Fabric with Cisco MDS Switches
  • Automating Cisco MDS Fabric
  • Monitoring and Reporting Cisco MDS Features
  • Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues

Lab Outline:
  • Perform Initial MDS Configuration
  • Setup Cisco DCNM
  • Explore DCNM-SAN Client and DCNM Cisco Device Manager
  • Configure and Use RBAC
  • Configure and Use RBAC with DCNM-SAN Client and Device Manager
  • Manage VSANs and Fibre Channel Domain
  • Configure Interfaces
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability
  • Configure IVR for SAN Extension
  • Configure NPV and NPIV
  • Explore and Automate with NX-API
  • Monitor SAN with Cisco DCNM
  • Configure SAN Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Troubleshoot Fibre Channel Domains, Zoning, and Zone Merges
  • Perform Slow-Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM

Prerequisite Knowledge

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:
  • 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