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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS v2.0)

Course Objectives

After finishing this course, the student will have the capacity to meet these general destinations:

  • Portray the MDS 9000 Series switch stage, Cisco NX-OS, and the highlights of Cisco Prime DCNM.
  • Clarify the procedures and data that will empower you to play out the underlying programming setup of a Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch, update the framework programming, and empower authorizing.
  • Clarify the setups associated with building a Cisco Fiber Channel SAN texture including interfaces, VSANs, areas, port channels, gadget nom de plumes, NPV, NPIV, and zones.
  • Portray and arrange shrewd SAN texture benefits on particular Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches and the product assets that are given.
  • Portray the FCoE convention and the utilization of FCoE modules on the Cisco MDS 9500 Series Multilayer Director and Cisco MDS 9700 Series Multilayer Director as a Fiber Channel forwarder in a solitary jump and multihop outline.
  • Portray the way toward designing security includes on Cisco MDS 9000 Series changes to forestall unapproved access, interruption, and information robbery, and to safeguard information trustworthiness in an endeavor SAN condition.
  • Depict the means for essential FCIP arrangement, high accessibility usage, and accomplishing a blame tolerant SAN augmentation utilizing the IVR include.

Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS v2.0)

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch Platforms

Lesson 1: Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Platform
  • Cisco MDS 9700 Series Director Class Switches and Components
  • Cisco MDS 9200 Series Multiservice Switch and Service Modules
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Fabric Modules
  • Lesson2: Implementing Integrated Management
  • Cisco NX-OS
  • Cisco NX-OS CLI Command Set and Structure
  • Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Cisco Prime DCNM Components
  • Authorizing Cisco Prime DCNM
  • Cisco MDS Device Manager
  • DCNM Federated Server
  • Cisco Prime DCNM VM Awareness

Module 2: System Installation and Initial Configuration

Lesson 1: Performing the Initial Switch Configuration

  • Depict the boot grouping and motivation behind each of the framework memory zones
  • Depict the means important to finish the underlying setup routine on a recently introduced switch
  • Depict the basic CLI demonstrate summons
  • Clarify the setup of the classroom lab condition

Lesson 2: Installing and Licensing Cisco NX-OS Software

  • Depict programming authorizing rehearses for Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches
  • Depict the Cisco NX-OS picture establishment and update process
  • Clarify the Cisco NX-OS form downsize method

Module 3: Building a SAN Fabric

Lesson 1: Using FLOGI and FCNS Databases

  • Depict the gadget login arrangement
  • Depict the utilization of the FLOGI and FCNS databases for gadget enrollment
  • Depict the capacity of FCID industriousness

Lesson 2: Configuring Interfaces

  • Depict the fundamental interface arrangement that is required on the switch
  • Clarify outcomes and proposals for moderate deplete recognition
  • Disclose how to design committed or shared data transfer capacity on each of the interfaces inside port gatherings on the exchanging modules
  • Disclose how to arrange interface support to-cradle credits (BB_Credits) on Fiber Channel interfaces
  • Disclose how to design the trunking highlight of Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches

Lesson 3: Configuring Port Channels

  • Depict the reason and utilization of port channel usefulness on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
  • Disclose how to design port channels with extension (E) and TE Ports
  • Depict how to arrange texture (F) and TF port channels

Lesson 4: Configuring Cisco NPV and NPIV

  • Depict the advantages of Cisco NPV
  • Depict how NPIV gives a way to allot numerous FCIDs to a solitary N Port
  • Depict how to arrange F and TF port channels

Lesson 5: Configuring VSANs

  • Depict how VSANs give intelligent division of texture benefits in a bound together physical foundation
  • Portray the way toward making VSANs and appointing interface individuals
  • Portray the procedure for showing the traits of designed VSANs
  • Exhibit and portray the prescribed practices for making and overseeing VSANs

Lesson 6: Managing Domains

  • Depict how to design space IDs inside a VSAN
  • Design the key switch need
  • Depict the means to physically design space ID settings
  • Depict how to see designed and run-time fcdomain data from the CLI and Cisco Device Manager
  • Rundown and depict the setup settings that decide whether switches accomplish nearness or wind up plainly disengaged amid a texture consolidate occasion
  • Depict the impacts of designing the autoreconfigure, rcf-dismiss, and fcdomain alternatives for texture consolidate

Lesson 7: Configuring Distributed Device Aliases

  • Portray the capacity of appropriated gadget assumed names
  • Portray the capacity of existing zone false names
  • Disclose how to arrange the appropriated gadget assumed name database
  • Disclose how to arrange appropriated gadget assumed names in a multiswitch texture
  • Disclose how to confirm the appropriated gadget assumed name database arrangement

Lesson 8: Implementing Zoning

  • Portray the reason and utilization of zoning inside Fiber Channel SANs
  • Portray the zone arrangement process
  • Disclose how to confirm the zone arrangement
  • Portray how to arrange zone set conveyance
  • Disclose how to blend zones and zone setups without causing texture interruption
  • Disclose how to recuperate from a zone combine disappointment
  • Portray how to rename, clone, duplicate, go down, and reestablish a zone set
  • Portray the improved zoning highlight and setup necessities
  • Portray the way toward conferring design changes to the zone database in upgraded mode
  • Portray the benefits of the Smart Zoning highlight for SANs with expansive quantities of zones
  • Portray suggested zoning rehearses

Module 4: Intelligent SAN Fabric Services

Lesson 1: Implementing Cisco MDS Data Mobility Manager

  • Portray the reason for Cisco DMM
  • Portray Cisco DMM SAN topologies
  • Portray how to introduce and design Cisco DMM programming and how to get ready for information movement.
  • Portray how to utilize the Cisco DMM GUI for information relocation.

Lesson 2: Monitoring Traffic Flow

  • Portray how to design a SPAN session
  • Clarify the abilities and confinements of RSPAN sessions
  • Clarify the utilization of the Cisco Fabric Analyzer highlight
  • Portray how to design Wireshark to catch and view convention follows

Module 5: FCoE Implementation

Lesson 1: Describing FCoE

  • Portray the combination advantages of Unified I/O and the Cisco Data Center Ethernet improvements that give a lossless texture
  • Portray the improvements to the Ethernet nature of administration to help Fiber Channel activity prerequisites
  • Clarify the FCoE convention and how Fiber Channel outlines are embodied in Ethernet outlines
  • Clarify the FCoE tending to plan and how a FCoE hub can obtain an interesting MAC address from the FCF
  • Depict FIP

Lesson 2: Configuring FCoE on Cisco MDS 9500 and 9700 Series Multilayer Directors

  • Depict the utilization of FCoE modules on the Cisco MDS 9500 and 9700 Series Directors
  • Depict the help of virtual development (VE) interfaces
  • Portray how FCoE can be designed to empower FCoE edges to cross a brought together texture

Module 6: Security Implementation

Lesson 1: Improving Management Security

  • Portray the safe conventions that can be utilized to give secure access to Cisco MDS 9000 Series administration ports
  • Depict how to arrange SSH administrations, including how advanced endorsements can be utilized to improve versatility and administration of SSH
  • Portray the utilization of RBAC for secure SAN administration and the RBAC design steps

Lesson 2: Configuring AAA Services

  • Depict the AAA arrangements and administrations that are accessible on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch stage
  • Portray the verification procedure and how to actualize AAA administrations
  • Arrange AAA benefit choices for server observing and coordinated solicitations
  • Clarify the way toward disseminating AAA setups when utilizing Cisco Fabric Services
  • Arrange Network Time Protocol (NTP) administrations

Lesson 3: Implementing Port Security and Fabric Binding

  • Disclose how to design port security on Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches
  • Clarify the way toward conveying and consolidating port security designs when utilizing Cisco Fabric Services
  • Clarify the texture restricting component to help Fiber Connection (FICON) and Fiber Channel VSANs

Lesson 4: Configuring FC-SP

  • Disclose how change to-change and host-to-switch validation is executed on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switch
  • Clarify the reason for CAs and computerized authentications and how to arrange them on Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches

Lesson 5: Implementing Link Encryption

  • Depict IPsec and how to design IPsec on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series switches
  • Depict the Cisco LinkSec Encryption highlight and its design

Module 7: FCIP Implementation

Lesson 1: Creating a FCIP Tunnel

  • Portray the way toward designing FCIP
  • Portray the way toward designing Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and static IP courses
  • Disclose how to utilize the Cisco DCNM-SAN Client FCIP Wizard

Lesson 2: Configuring FCIP High Availability

  • Portray rules for utilizing port channels with FCIP joins
  • Depict the means to design port channels with FCIP burrows
  • Depict how to utilize the CLI or Cisco DCNM-SAN Client to check that the port channels are operational
  • Depict extra high-accessibility choices for FCIP

Lesson 3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension

  • Depict the reason and utilization of IVR
  • Depict the utilization of IVR zones and IVR zone sets
  • Depict the way toward arranging IVR
  • Depict the IVR check charges and instruments
  • Depict prescribed practices for utilizing and arranging IVR

Lesson 4: Tuning FCIP Performance

  • Depict the way toward arranging FCIP pressure
  • Clarify how FCIP compose quickening and FCIP tape speeding up enhance execution of capacity activity over the WAN
  • Clarify the organization and setup prerequisites for utilizing Cisco IOA
  • Depict how to utilize the Cisco SAN Extension Tuner (SET) to produce test workloads and measure execution

Lab Outline

  • Lab 2-1: Perform Initial Switch Setup
  • Lab 2-2: Perform the Boot Process and Upgrade Switch Software
  • Lab 2-3: Install Cisco DCNM Release 6.2(3)
  • Lab 3-1: Configure Interfaces
  • Lab 3-2: Configure Port Channels
  • Lab 3-3: Configure Cisco NPV and NPIV
  • Lab 3-4: Configure VSANs, Domain Management, and Persistent FCIDs
  • Lab 3-5: Configure Device Aliases
  • Lab 3-6: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 4-1: Implement Cisco DMM
  • Lab 6-1: Configure RBAC and AAA Services
  • Lab 6-2: Implement Fabric and Port Security
  • Lab 7-1: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability with Port Channels
  • Lab 7-2: Implement IVR for SAN Extension
  • Lab 7-3: Tune FCIP Performance

Prerequisites

The learning and aptitudes that an understudy must have before going to this course are these:

  • Essential comprehension of information stockpiling equipment parts and conventions, including SCSI and Fiber Channel
  • Essential comprehension of system conventions, including Ethernet and IP
  • Suggested: Cisco CCNA? affirmation

Who Should Attend

The essential group of onlookers for this course is as per the following:

  • Server farm engineers, server farm chairmen, and framework engineers
  • The auxiliary group of onlookers for this course is as per the following:
  • Server farm directors, arrange designs, and counseling framework engineers

Awards