DCMDS Training

DCMDS (Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches) v3.0 is designed as a comprehensive hands-on experience to familiarize data center systems engineers, field engineers, architects, and Cisco partners who implement storage-networking solutions with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform. During this course you will learn 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, 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.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials and official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access

Prerequisites

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel
  • Basic understanding of networking protocols, including Ethernet and IP

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discover and describe the Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) platform of multilayer switches and directors. Describe the MDS hardware, NX-OS operating system, Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) management software, and key architectures of the platform, such as FC and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Describe key product features of the MDS platform, including VSANs, RBAC, NPV, port channels, zoning, device aliases, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), and fabric security
  • Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features, such has initial configuration, building a fabric, building a SAN extension, and configuring inter-VSAN routing for that purpose
  • Configure FCIP tunnels
  • Resolve issues and troubleshoot FC domains, zones and zone merges, and switch boot and firmware upgrades

Course Outline

Module 1: Describing Cisco MDS Platform

  • Lesson 1: Cisco MDS 9700/9300/9200/9100 Hardware
  • Lesson 2: Cisco NX-OS
  • Lesson 3: Cisco DCNM
  • Lesson 4: Fibre Channel Architecture
  • Lesson 5: FCoE Architecture

Module 2: Describing Key Product Features

  • Lesson 1: Cisco DCNM 10.x
  • Lesson 2: RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Lesson 3: Virtual SANs
  • Lesson 4: NPV and NPIV
  • Lesson 5: Port Channels and VSAN Trunking
  • Lesson 6: Zoning and Smart Zoning
  • Lesson 7: Device Aliases
  • Lesson 8: Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Lesson 9: Fibre Channel Fabric Security

Module 3: Describing New Product Features

  • Lesson 1: 32-Gb Fibre Channel
  • Lesson 2: Cisco MDS NX-API
  • Lesson 3: Power-On Auto-Provisioning
  • Lesson 4: Slow Drain Analysis
  • Lesson 5: Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Lesson 6: Cisco Secure Boot

Module 4: Deploying Cisco MDS Features

  • Lesson 1: Installation and Initial Setup
  • Lesson 2: Building a Fabric: FC Domains and FC Services
  • Lesson 3: Building SAN Extensions

Module 5: Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues

  • Lesson 1: Fibre Channel Domains
  • Lesson 2: Zones and Zone Merges
  • Lesson 3: Boot and Upgrade Issues

Labs

  • Lab 1: Set Up DCNM
  • Lab 2: Explore DCNM-SAN Client and DCNM Device Manager
  • Lab 3: Configure and Use RBAC
  • Lab 4: Configure and Use RBAC with DCNM-SAN Client and Device Manager
  • Lab 5: Manage VSANs and FC Domain
  • Lab 6: Configure NPV and N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Lab 7: Configure Interfaces
  • Lab 8: Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Lab 9: Explore and Automate with NX-API
  • Lab 10: Perform Slow Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
  • Lab 11: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability (HA)
  • Lab 12: Configure IVR for SAN Extension
  • Lab 13: Troubleshoot Zoning and Zone Merges