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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v2.0

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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v2.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that is presented by Cisco Learning Partners to their end-user customers. This course is a five-day training program that is designed for systems and field engineers who implement storage networking solutions with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform. This course covers the key concepts and procedures that you need to know to install, configure, and manage the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform to improve the availability, scalability, performance, and manageability of the SAN.


The following lists the skills and knowledge that you must possess to benefit fully from the course.

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel
  • Basic understanding of networking protocols, including Ethernet and IP

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the components, services, and features of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform that can be used to improve the availability, scalability, performance, and manageability of the SAN
  • Describe how to install and configure the Cisco MDS 9000 switch and perform the initial software configuration process
  • Explain how to implement the logical topology that is specified by a SAN design, so that connectivity between end devices can be verified
  • Describe the traffic management features associated with Intelligent Network Services for the Cisco MDS 9000 switches in order to configure basic traffic management services for the SAN
  • Describe how to configure Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), modules on Cisco MDS 9500 Series switches
  • Explain how to implement security so that management access is secure, and that only trusted devices are allowed to connect to the fabric
  • Describe how to use FCIP to implement appropriate solutions for SAN extension solutions

Intended Audience

  • Field engineers
  • System engineers

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Posted: 20 December, 2016

Module 1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform

Topic 1A: Introducing the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform

Topic 1B: Implementing Integrated Management

Module 2: System Installation and Initial Configuration

Topic 2A: Performing the Initial Switch Configuration

Topic 2B: Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software

Module 3: Building a SAN Fabric

Topic 3A: Configuring Interfaces

Topic 3B: Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases

Topic 3C: Configuring VSANs

Topic 3D: Managing Domains

Topic 3E: Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV

Topic 3F: Configuring PortChannels

Topic 3G: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases

Topic 3H: Implementing Zoning

Module 4: Intelligent SAN Fabric Services

Topic 4A: Implementing Cisco MDS Data MobilityManager

Topic 4B: Implementing Cisco SANTap

Topic 4C: Monitoring Traffic Flow

Module 5: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Implementation

Topic 5A: Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Topic 5B: Configuring Multihop FCoE on the MDS 9500

Module 6: Security Implementation

Topic 6A: Improving Management Security

Topic 6B: Configuring AAA Services

Topic 6C: Implementing Port and Fabric Security

Topic 6D: Configuring FC-SP

Module 7: Implementing Link Encryption

Module 8: Implementing Cisco Storage Media Encryption

Module 9: FCIP Implementation

Topic 9A: Creating an FCIP Tunnel

Topic 9B: Configuring FCIP High Availability

Topic 9C: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension

Topic 9D: Tuning FCIP Performance

Hands On Labs

Lab 1: Initial Setup

Lab 2: Upgrade Switch Software

Lab 3: Configure Interfaces

Lab 4: Create VSANs

Lab 5: Configure Cisco NPV and NPIV

Lab 6: Configure PortChannels

Lab 7: Distribute DDAS with Cisco Fabric Services

Lab 8: Configure Zones

Lab 9: Configure Cisco DMM

Lab 10: Use SPAN and the PAA-2

Lab 11: Configure AAA Services

Lab 12: Implement Port and Fabric Security

Lab 13: Configure Cisco Storage Media Encryption

Lab 14: Implement an FCIP Tunnel

Lab 15: Configure FCIP High Availability

Lab 16: Implement IVR for SAN Extension

Lab 17: Tune FCIP Performance

This is a certification course.
By completing this course, you are eligible for certification opportunities. This course provides the instruction and educational material needed to prepare for a third-party certification exam.
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