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
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
- 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.
Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
- Data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers
The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
- Data center managers, network engineers, and consulting system engineers
- 1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platform
- 2: System Installation and Initial Configuration
- 3: Building a SAN Fabric
- 4: Intelligent SAN Fabric Services
- 5: Fibre Channel over Ethernet Implementation
- 6: Security Implementation
- 7: Implementing FCIP
- 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