Systems engineers, Field Engineers, Architects and Cisco Partners wanting operational knowledge and hands on experience with the Cisco MDS 9000 series switches. Candidates preparing for the Storage Networking components in the CCIE Data Center Written Exam (350-080) and Lab Exam, the DCUFI exam (642-997), the DCUCI exam (642-999), and/or the DCUCD Exam (642-998).
Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v2.0 is an instructor-led course for the end-user customer consisting of lectures and labs. This course is a five-day product training course. DCMDS is a comprehensive hands-on experience which familiarizes data center systems engineers, field engineers, architects, and Cisco partners who implement storage networking solutions with the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform.
Module 1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform Lesson 2: Implementing Integrated Management and Explaining the Value of the Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN Monitoring, Health Checks, and Threshold-based Reporting Module 2: System Installation and Initial Configuration Lesson 1: Performing the Initial Switch Configuration Lesson 2: Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software Module 3: Building a SAN Fabric Lesson 1: Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases Lesson 2: Configuring Interfaces, Explaining Interface Buffer Credit Usage, and Commands for Detecting Slow Drain Device Interfaces Lesson 3: Configuring Port Channels with MDS 9710 and MDS 9222i Lesson 4: Configuring NPV and NPIV Lesson 5: Configuring VSANs Lesson 6: Managing Domains Lesson 7: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases Lesson 8: Implementing Zoning Using Basic, Enhanced, and Smart Zoning Features Module 4: Intelligent SAN Fabric Services Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco Data Mobility Manager Lesson 2: Monitoring Traffic Flow Using an Analyzer for Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Data Frames Module 5: Fibre Channel Over Ethernet Implementation Lesson 1: Describing FCoE Lesson 2: Configuring FCoE on Cisco MDS 9500 and 9700 Series Multilayer Directors Module 6: Security Implementation Lesson 1: Improving Management Security Lesson 2: Configuring AAA Services Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding Lesson 4: Configuring FC-SP Lesson 5: Implementing Link Encryption Module 7: Implementing Fibre Channel Over IP (FCIP) Lesson 1: Creating an FCIP Tunnel Lesson 2: Configuring FCIP High Availability Lesson 3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension Lesson 4: Tuning FCIP Performance with Tools such as I/O Acceleration and SAN Extension Tuner Labs Lab 1: Initial Switch Setup Lab 2: Upgrading Switch Software Lab 3: Installing Cisco Prime DCNM Lab 4: Configuring Interfaces Lab 5: Configuring PortChannels with MDS 9710 and MDS 9222i Lab 6: Configuring NPV and NPIV Lab 7: Creating VSANs Lab 8: Distributing Device Alias with Cisco Fabric Services (CFS) Lab 9: Configuring Zoning Using Basic, Enhanced, and Smart Zoning Features Lab 10: Configuring Cisco DMM Lab 11: Configuring AAA Services Lab 12: Implementing Port and Fabric Security Lab 13: Configuring FCIP Tunnels and FCIP HA with PortChannels Lab 14: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension Lab 15: Tuning FCIP Performance Lab 16: Appendix - Uninstall DCNMv6.2.3
Review the components of the MDS 9000 Series platforms, which include the Cisco MDS 9100, 9200, 9500, and 9700 Series models, and learn the value of the Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for SAN monitoring, health checks, and threshold based reporting. Explore system installation and perform initial configuration of Cisco Multilayer Director Switches (MDS) Explain how to: configure Fibre Channel interfaces; use the FLOGI database and the FCNS database; create VSANs; manage Domain IDs and FCID assignment; use NPV mode and NPIV feature; and configure Port Channels, Device Alias, Basic Zoning, Enhanced Zoning, and Smart Zoning Explore intelligent SAN fabric services available in the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platforms Learn how to implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Learn how to implement security in Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches Describe the basic FCIP configuration process; use Fibre Channel Port Channels to provide high availability for FCIP environments; implement IVR in order to increase the reliability of the SAN extension solution; and identify parameters that must be tuned to optimize performance across the FCIP tunnel