DCMDS v2.0 – Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches

  • Data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers
  • Data center managers, network engineers, and consulting system engineers

Prerequisite

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel
  • Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
  • Cisco CCNA is recommended

Expected Duration
5 day

Description

In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform in a scalable, highly available environment.

You will learn about the features on each of the MDS 9000 Series product family of switches including the 9100, 9200, 9500, and 9700 models and the Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and service modules supported. You will learn about SAN configuration for features such as interface configuration, Cisco N-Port Virtualizer (NPV), N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), virtual SAN (VSAN) and domain setup, SAN zoning, and SAN extension using FCIP and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR). Topics introduced also include centralized SAN services using the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch and Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for Cisco I/O Acceleration (IOA) and Cisco Data Mobility Manager (DMM), management security and role-based access control (RBAC) topics.

Objective

1. Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform

  • Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
  • Implementing Integrated Management

2. System Installation and Initial Configuration

  • Performing the Initial Switch Configuration
  • Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software

3. Building a SAN Fabric

  • Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases
  • Configuring Interfaces
  • Configuring Port Channels
  • Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV
  • Configuring VSANs
  • Managing Domains
  • Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
  • Implementing Zoning

4. Intelligent SAN Fabric Services

  • Implementing Cisco MDS Data Mobility Manager
  • Monitoring Traffic Flow

5. FCoE Implementation

  • Describing FCoE
  • Configuring FCoE on Cisco MDS 9500 and 9700 Series Multilayer Directors

6. Security Implementation

  • Improving Management Security
  • Configuring AAA Services
  • Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • Configuring FC-SP
  • Implementing Link Encryption

7. FCIP Implementation

  • Creating an FCIP Tunnel
  • Configuring FCIP High Availability
  • Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
  • Tuning FCIP Performance

SUBSCRIPTION COST


$3,695.00

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