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DCMDSO 1.0 – Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview


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  • 1 Days Course
    Storage Networking

    Classroom + Online

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    Course Details


    The Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.0 course gives you a 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. 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, operational simplicity, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of storage environments.


    Upon 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 Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
    • Describe key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches


    • Section 1: Cisco MDS Platform Overview
    • Section 2: Cisco MDS Architecture
    • Section 3: Technologies
    • Section 4: Management
    • Section 5: Key Features

    Target Audience

    • IT directors
    • IT managers
    • Solutions Architects
    • Data Center Architects
    • Network Architects
    • Systems Engineers
    • Data Center Engineers
    • Network Engineers


    It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

    • Experience managing data center deployments
    • Understanding of the fundamentals of SAN technologies
    • Understanding of business and application requirements