DCMDS-Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Switches
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- Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
- Language: English
This course covers 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. Fundamental topics include 8-Gbps Fibre Channel, 16-Gbps Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), multihop FCoE, upgrading the Cisco NX-OS, and the common management tool Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). The course provides comprehensive 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. The goal of this course is to help students understand how to apply these new technologies to optimize the scalability, agility, performance, and operational efficiency of the SAN.
- Describe the MDS 9000 Series switch platform, Cisco NX-OS, and the features of Cisco Prime DCNM.
- Explain the techniques and information that will enable you to perform the initial software configuration of a Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch, upgrade the system software, and enable licensing.
- Explain the configurations involved in building a Cisco Fibre Channel SAN fabric including interfaces, VSANs, domains, port channels, device aliases, NPV, NPIV, and zones.
- Describe the FCoE protocol and the use of FCoE modules on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Director and Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director as a Fibre Channel forwarder in a single-hop and multihop design.
- Describe the process of configuring security features on Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches to prevent unauthorized access, intrusion, and data theft, and to preserve data integrity in an enterprise SAN environment.
- Describe the steps for basic FCIP configuration, high availability implementation, and achieving a fault tolerant SAN extension using the IVR feature.
- 1.1: Introducing the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform
- 1.2: Implementing Integrated Management
- 2.1: Performing the Initial Switch Configuration
- 2.2: Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software
- 3.1: Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases
- 3.2: Configuring Interfaces
- 3.3: Configuring Port Channels
- 3.4: Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV
- 3.5: Configuring VSANs
- 3.6: Managing Domains
- 3.7: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases
- 3.8: Implementing Zoning
- 4.1: Implementing Cisco MDS Data MobilityManager
- 4.2: Monitoring Traffic Flow
- 5.1: Describing FCoE
- 5.2: Configuring FCoE on the MDS 9500 and 9700 Series Multilayer Devices
- 6.1: Improving Management Security
- 6.2: Configuring AAA Services
- 6.3: Implementing Port and Fabric Security
- 6.4: Configuring FC-SP
- 6.5: Implementing Link Encryption
- 7.1: Creating an FCIP Tunnel
- 7.2: Configuring FCIP High Availability
- 7.3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
- 7.4: Tuning FCIP Performance
Lab 2-1: Initial Setup
Lab 2-2: Upgrading Switch Software
Lab 2-3: Install Cisco DCNM Release 6.2(3)
Lab 3-1: Configuring Interfaces
Lab 3-2: Configure Port Channels
Lab 3-3: Configuring NPV and NPIV
Lab 3-4: Configure VSANs, Domain Management, and Persistent FCIDs
Lab 3-5: Configure Device Aliases
Lab 3-6: Configure Zoning
Lab 4-1: Implement Cisco DMM
Lab 6-1: Configure RBAC and AAA Services
Lab 6-2: Implement Port and Fabric Security
Lab 7-1: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability with Port Channels
Lab 7-2: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
Lab 7-4: Tune FCIP Performance
The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
- Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel
- Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
Recommended: Cisco CCNA certification
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