DCMDS: Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches

Description

Duration: 4 days

About this Course

The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.5 course 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, SAN analytics, 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 helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking (300-625 DCSAN), which leads to CCNP Data Center and the Certified Specialist – Data Center SAN Implementation certifications.

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
Succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles
Earn 40 CE credits toward recertification

What to expect in the exam: This exam certifies your knowledge of Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches including deployment, implementation, management and monitoring, and troubleshooting. After you pass 300-625 DCSAN:

  • You earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center SAN Implementation certification.
  • You will have satisfied the concentration exam requirement for new CCNP Data Center. To complete your CCNP Data Center certification, pass the Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (350-601 DCCOR) exam or its equivalent.

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

Audience Profile

  • Technical decision makers
  • Network architects

At Course Completion

After taking this course, you should 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

Prerequisites

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:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.

Methods

  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Outline

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
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