Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

The Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCIMDS) v1.0 course gives you an overview of Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, including platform architecture, software, and management capabilities. You will learn the key features that contribute to high performance and availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity and investment protection. During hands-on lab time, you’ll configure a Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) SAN fabric using Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) and command line interface (CLI) commands. You’ll 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.

Who should attend

  • Solutions architects
  • Data center architects
  • Network architects
  • Systems engineers
  • Data center engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Technical decision makers
  • Cisco integrators and partners


It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

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

Course Objectives

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 DCNM
  • Describe key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches
  • Configure basic Cisco MDS features and interfaces using DCNM
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 2 days

Dates and Booking
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12/08/2019 - 13/08/2019 Stuttgart Enroll
12/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Hamburg Enroll
30/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 Munich Enroll
28/10/2019 - 29/10/2019 Düsseldorf Enroll
28/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 Berlin Enroll
12/08/2019 - 13/08/2019 Vienna (iTLS) Enroll
28/11/2019 - 29/11/2019 Vienna (iTLS) Enroll
30/09/2019 - 01/10/2019 Zurich Enroll
United Kingdom
29/08/2019 - 30/08/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll
24/10/2019 - 25/10/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll
02/12/2019 - 03/12/2019 FLEX training This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.

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