Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v1.1
In this self-paced course, Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches v1.1, students will gain a technical understanding of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches capabilities through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice. This course gives students an overview of Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including platform architecture, software, and management capabilities. Students will learn the key features that contribute to high performance and availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity and investment protection.
During hands-on lab time, students will configure: a Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) SAN fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and Command Line Interface (CLI) commands; SAN analytics and SAN telemetry streaming; device aliases and zoning; and more. Students will gain a technical understanding of how to build highly available, scalable storage networks using the robust, flexible hardware architecture with network and storage management intelligence.
Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
- 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
- Initialize a Cisco MDS switch and add it to DCNM
- Describe key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches
- Configure basic Cisco MDS features and interfaces using DCNM
This new Cisco self-paced course is designed to be as effective as classroom training. Course content is presented in easily-consumable segments via both Instructor Video and text. Interactivity is enabled through Discovery Labs, content review questions, and graded Challenge labs and tests. This makes the learning experience hands-on, increasing course effectiveness, and provides students direct feedback on how well they have mastered the material. And gamification features are built in, including earning badges and a leaderboard, to encourage better performance.
|$750.00 for 1 year of access|