The Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) v1.1 course gives you an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including platform architecture, software, and management capabilities. You will learn the key features that contribute to high performance and availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity and investment protection. During hands-on lab time, you’ll configure: a Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) SAN fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and Command Line Interface (CLI) commands; SAN analytics and SAN telemetry streaming; device aliases and zoning; and more. You’ll gain a technical understanding of how to build highly available, scalable storage networks using the robust, flexible hardware architecture with network and storage manage
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After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages Describe fixed and modular platforms
Describe Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
Describe technologies used in modern SANs Describe SAN management with Cisco DCNM Initialize a Cisco MDS switch and add it to DCNM Describe key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches
Configure basic Cisco MDS features and interfaces using DCNM