Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview V1.5 (DCMDSO)


Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview V1.5 (DCMDSO)

What you’ll learn in this course

The Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview V1.5 (DCMDSO) 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.

How you’ll benefit

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 leading to greater flexibility, speed,lower operational costs and more benefits

Who should enroll

The main audience for this course is the following: People with positions such as

· Data center architects

· Data center engineers

· IT directors

· IT managers

· Network architects

· Network engineers

· Solutions architects

· Systems engineers

Course Prerequisites

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

· Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS

· Fixed Platforms

· Modular Platforms

Describe Cisco MDS Architecture

· Store-and-Forward Architecture

· High Availability

· Redundancy

· Course overview

Explore Cisco MDS Key Features

· Virtual Storage Area Networks

· Zoning

· Slow Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms

· Cisco DCNM SAN Insights for SAN Analytics

· Smart Zoning

· Other Differentiator Features

Examine Cisco MDS Management

· Cisco Data Center Network Manager


Instructor-led training: (1) day


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