The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.6 course teaches you to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches to build highly available, scalable storage networks. Through expert instruction and extensive hands-on practice, you will learn how to deploy and utilize capabilities such as Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), N-Port Virtualization (NPV) fabric security, zoning, automation with NX-API, Slow Drain Analysis, SAN analytics, Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) tunnels, and more. You will learn how to configure and implement platform features and learn troubleshooting techniques pertaining to Fibre Channel (FC) domains, firmware upgrades, zones, and zone mergers.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Discover and describe the Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) platform of multilayer switches and directors
Provision Cisco MDS Switches
Describe key product features of the MDS platform
Describe and implement automation an Cisco MDS Switches
Configure and implement the Cisco MDS switches and platform features
Resolve issues and troubleshoot FC domains, zones and zone merges, and switch boot and firmware upgrades


  • Describing Cisco MDS Platform

    Provisioning Cisco MDS Switches

    Building the Fibre Channel Fabric with Cisco MDS Switches

    Automating Cisco MDS Fabric

    Monitoring and Reporting Cisco MDS Features

    Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues


Technical decision makers Network architects Data center systems engineers Field engineers




To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills: Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP Basic routing and switching knowledge The following courses may help you meet these prerequisites: Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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