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DCMDS v2.0 - Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches

Learn the basics of Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch configuration.

GK# 5341

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn how to install, configure, and manage the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch platform in a scalable, highly available environment.

You will learn about the features on each of the MDS 9000 Series product family of switches including the 9100, 9200, 9500, and 9700 models and the Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and service modules supported. You will learn about SAN configuration for features such as interface configuration, Cisco N-Port Virtualizer (NPV), N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV), virtual SAN (VSAN) and domain setup, SAN zoning, and SAN extension using FCIP and Inter-VSAN Routing (IVR). Topics introduced also include centralized SAN services using the Cisco MDS 9222i Multiservice Modular Switch and Cisco MDS 9250i Multiservice Fabric Switch for Cisco I/O Acceleration (IOA) and Cisco Data Mobility Manager (DMM), management security and role-based access control (RBAC) topics.

Delivery Format Options

  • Classroom Live

    Classroom Live

    Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.


    $5005 CAD

    5 day

  • Virtual Classroom Live

    Virtual Classroom Live

    Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an Internet connection.


    $5005 CAD

    5 day

  • Private Group Training

    Private Group Training

    Train your entire team in a private, coordinated professional development session at the location of your choice.

    Receive private training for teams online and in-person.

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What You'll Learn

  • Components of the MDS 9000 Series switch platform, Cisco NX-OS, and the features of Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Initial software configuration of a Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch, including upgrading the system software and enabling licensing
  • Configurations involved in building a Cisco Fibre Channel SAN fabric including interfaces, VSANs, domains, port channels, device aliases, NPV, NPIV, and zones
  • Configure intelligent SAN fabric services on specific Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches and the software resources that are provided
  • 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
  • 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
  • Basic FCIP configuration, high availability implementation, and achieving a fault tolerant SAN extension using the IVR feature


  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel
  • Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
  • Cisco CCNA is recommended

Who Needs To Attend

  • Data center engineers, data center administrators, and system engineers
  • Data center managers, network engineers, and consulting system engineers

Course Outline

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