Duration: 2 days
Version: 1.0
Continuing Education credits: 12 points

The Managing SAN Infrastructure with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNMS) is an instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that provides product training that that teaches you to deploy, operate, and maintain the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) SAN solutions.

You will learn to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco storage networking infrastructure using Cisco DCNM. Cisco DCNM provides management, automation, visualization, and troubleshooting across Cisco Nexus and Cisco Multilayer Distributed Switching (MDS) solutions. You will also learn how the DCNM serves as a Storage Area Network (SAN) solution for managing and troubleshooting Cisco storage architecture.

This course will help you:
  • Learn how you can use DCNM to manage your enterprise SAN environment.
  • Understand the architecture and key features of DCNM as a SAN solution to monitor, manage and troubleshoot Cisco storage architecture.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe Cisco DCNM SAN components, licensing, high availability, and security features
  • Describe Cisco DCNM SAN reports, alerts, event forwarding, and troubleshooting tools, including Cisco DCNM SAN Insights and SAN Analytics features


  • Implementing Cisco DCNM SAN
      • Cisco DCNM Solution Overview
      • Implement Cisco DCNM SAN
      • Integrate Cisco DCNM SAN with VMware vCenter
      • Cisco DCNM SAN Licensing
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting SAN Infrastructure Using Cisco DCNM SAN
      • Cisco DCNM SAN Alerts and Reports
      • Dashboards in Cisco DCNM SAN
      • SAN Troubleshooting with the Cisco DCNM
      • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming

Lab outline:
  • Implement Cisco DCNM SAN
  • Configure SAN Features with Cisco DCNM SAN
  • Monitor SAN with Cisco DCNM
  • Perform Slow-Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
  • Implement Cisco DCNM SAN Insights

Prerequisite Knowledge

Prior knowledge of the following information can help you get the most from this course:
  • General knowledge of servers
  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fiber Channel
  • Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Storage systems knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge

Who should enroll:
IT professionals interested in understanding the capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series using Cisco DCNM.
Professionals seeking a deeper knowledge of SAN operations using both CLI and DCNM may also take the course Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS).

This course is also designed for professionals in the following roles including:
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Data center engineers
  • Data center operators
  • Data center network management engineers
  • Storage network administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Technical solutions architect