DCMDSO – Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview


DCMDSO - Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview

Course Overview

The Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.5 course gives you a technical overview of how Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) 9000 Series, can be used to build highly available and scalable storage networks with advanced security and unified management. The course is for technical decision makers and IT professionals who architect, implement, and manage data center Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. In this course, you’ll learn about key capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including platforms, architecture, software, management, and key features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity of storage environments.

This course will help you:

Learn how you can use Cisco MDS Series 9000 Multilayer Switches to manage your enterprise SAN environment
Understand the common platform architecture and key features of the MDS 9000 Series, which provide a consistent set of provisioning, management, and diagnostic capabilities and lead to flexibility, speed, lower TCO, and more benefits.
The DCMDSO course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt MDS Presales/Deployment/ Support Stage-1.

Who should attend

IT professionals interested in understanding the capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including:

Data center architects
Data center engineers
IT directors
IT managers
Network architects
Network engineers
Solution architects
Systems engineers


Understanding the following information can help you get the most from this course:

Experience managing data center deployments
Grasping the fundamentals of SAN technologies
Understanding business and application requirements

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

Describe Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages
Define fixed and modular platforms
Understand Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
Identify technologies used in modern SANs
Describe SAN management with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
Explain key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches

Course Outline:

Define Cisco MDS Platform Overview

Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
Fixed Platforms
Modular Platforms

Describe Cisco MDS Architecture

Store-and-Forward Architecture
High Availability

Explore Cisco MDS Key Features

Virtual Storage Area Networks
Port Channels
Slow Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms
Cisco DCNM SAN Insights for SAN Analytics
Smart Zoning
Other Differentiating Features

Examine Cisco MDS Management

Cisco Data Center Network Manager

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Длительность: 1 день (8 часов)
Код курса: DCMDSO

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