DCMDS – Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches


DCMDS - Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches

Course Overview

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.

Who should attend

Technical decision makers
Network architects


This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center


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)

Course 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

Course 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

Automating Cisco MDS Fabric

Cisco MDS NX_APIPython API

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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Длительность: 4 дня (32 часа)
Код курса: DCMDS

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