Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) v1.1/300-625 DCSAN

Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) v1.1 Certification Training Course Overview

Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) v1.1 training course teaches you an overview of Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including platform architecture, software, and management capabilities. In this course, students will learn the key features that contribute to high performance and availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity and investment protection. 
 
Audience:
  • Solutions architects
  • Data center architects
  • Network architects
  • Systems engineers
  • Data center engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Technical decision makers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
This course prepares you for Exam 300-625 DCSAN.

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Course Modules

Module 1: Describing Cisco MDS Platform
  • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
  • Fixed Platforms
  • Modular Platforms
Module 2: Describing Cisco MDS Architecture
  • Store-and-Forward Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Redundancy
Module 3: Describing Storage Technologies
  • Fibre Channel
  • Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) Over Fibre Channel
  • Fibre Channel Over IP
  • Fibre Channel Over Ethernet
Module 4: Managing Cisco MDS Switches
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
  • Cisco NX-OS CLI
  • Cisco NX-API
Module 5: Describing and Using Cisco MDS Key Features
  • Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs)
  • Inter-VSAN Routing
  • Port Channels
  • Slow-Drain Device and Path Analysis Using Congestion Control Mechanisms
  • N Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Zoning
  • Smart Zoning
  • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming
  • Diagnostics Toolbox
  • SAN Extension
  • Other Differentiator Features
Module 6: Lab outline
  • Perform Initial MDS Configuration
  • Set Up DCNM
  • Configure VSANs and Interfaces in Cisco DCNM
  • Configure Port Channels in Cisco DCNM
  • Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Configure SAN Analytics and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Use CLI for Basic Monitoring
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Course Prerequisites
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of SAN technologies
  • Knowledge of business and application requirements

After completion of this course; you will 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
  • Describe key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches
  • Configure basic Cisco MDS features and interfaces using DCNM