Cisco Next Level

CI-DCMDS

Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches

Price:
United Arab Emirates:
USD 3,500.00 excl. VAT

Duration: 4 Days

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 (CCNA)

• Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

How you’ll benefit

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

Who should enroll

● Technical decision makers

● Network architects

Dates
Date Country Location Language Register
25-07-2021 - 28-07-2021 AE Dubai English Register
26-12-2021 - 29-12-2021 AE Dubai English Register
International dates
 

Objectives

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.

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

Lab outline

  • Set Up DCNM
  • Explore DCNM-SAN Client and DCNM Device Manager
  • Configure and Use RBAC
  • Configure and Use RBAC with DCNM-SAN Client and Device Manager
  • Manage VSANs and Fibre Channel Domain
  • Configure NPV and N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Configure Interfaces
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Explore and Automate with NX-API
  • Perform Slow Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
  • Configure SAN Analysis and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability
  • Configure IVR for SAN Extension
  • Troubleshoot Zoning and Zone Merges
Further information

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