Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview Training

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.0 Certification Training Course Overview

This course educates the participants about the technical overview of how Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches 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 SAN environments. Participants will be learning about key capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, which includes the platforms, architecture, software, management, and key features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, operational simplicity, and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of storage environments.


  • IT directors
  • IT managers
  • Solutions architects
  • Data center architects
  • Network Architects and Engineers
  • System Engineers
  • Data center engineers

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview Training (Duration : 8 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Cisco MDS Platform Overview
  • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
  • Fixed Platforms
  • Modular Platforms
Module 2: Cisco MDS Architecture
  • Store-and-Forward Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Redundancy
Module 3: Technologies
  • Fibre Channel-NVMe
  • Fibre Channel over IP
Module 4: Management
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Module 5: Key Features
  • Virtual Storage Area Networks
  • Port Channels
  • Slow Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms
  • Cisco DCNM SAN Insights for SAN Analytics
  • NPV and NPIV
  • Zoning
  • Smart Zoning
  • Other Differentiating Features
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Course Prerequisites
  • Experience managing data center deployments
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of SAN technologies
  • Understanding of business and application requirements

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to accomplish:

  • Describing about Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages
  • Describing on the fixed and modular platforms
  • Describing the Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
  • To describe about the technologies used in modern SANs
  • To describe on SAN management with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
  • To describe the key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches