Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview v1.5 (DCMDSO)

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1 Days

6 CPD hours

This course is intended for

IT professionals interested in understanding the capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including:
Data center architects
Data center engineers
IT directors
IT managers
Network architects
Network engineers
Solutions architects
Systems engineers


After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages
Define fixed and modular platforms
Understand Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
Identify technologies used in modern SANs
Describe SAN management with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
Explain key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches


The Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.5 course gives you a technical overview of how Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) 9000 Series, 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 Storage Area Network (SAN) environments. In this course, you?ll learn about key capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including platforms, architecture, software, management, and key features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity of storage environments.

Define Cisco MDS Platform Overview
  • Introduction and Advantages of Cisco MDS
  • Fixed Platforms
  • Modular Platforms
Describe Cisco MDS Architecture
  • Store-and-Forward Architecture
  • High Availability
  • Redundancy
Explore Cisco MDS 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
  • Zoning
  • Smart Zoning
  • Other Differentiating Features
Examine Cisco MDS Management
  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager
Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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