Description

The Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) v1.1 is a 2-day instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, or e-learning course that gives you 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'll configure a Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) SAN fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and command line interface (CLI) commands. You'll 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.

The DCIMDS course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt MDS Presales/Deployment/ Support Stage-1.

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Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able 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

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Describing Cisco MDS Platform
    • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
    • Fixed Platforms
    • Modular Platforms
  • Describing Cisco MDS Architecture
    • Store-and-Forward Architecture
    • High Availability
    • Redundancy
  • Describing Storage Technologies
    • Fibre Channel
    • Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Over Fibre Channel
    • Fibre Channel Over IP
    • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
  • Managing Cisco MDS Switches
    • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
    • Cisco NX-OS CLI
    • Cisco NX-API
  • 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
    • SAN Telemetry Streaming
    • Cisco DCNM SAN Insights for SAN Analytics
    • N Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
    • Zoning
    • Smart Zoning
    • Diagnostics Toolbox
    • SAN Extension
    • Other Differentiator Features

Lab Outline:
  • Perform Initial MDS Configuration
  • Set Up DCNM
  • Configure VSANs and Interfaces in Cisco DCNM
  • Configure Port Channels in Cisco DCNM
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configure SAN Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Use CLI for Basic Monitoring

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Experience managing data center deployments
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of SAN technologies
  • Understanding of business and application requirements

Associated certifications