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DCSNS-DCSNS42 DCSNS - Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions 4.2

Network Training Course Description:
In this hands-on course, you will gain advanced skills in designing Cisco storage networks. You will learn about the key features of the Cisco MDS 9000 platform and how to use these features to build highly available, extensible, intelligent storage area networks (SANs) with connectivity to Cisco Nexus 5000 Series switches and Cisco Unified Computing System in a unified fabric. Hands-on labs will familiarize you with basic MDS 9000 configuration procedures. In design workshops, you will learn to design multiprotocol enterprise SANs and SAN extension solutions.
Network Training Course Duration:
5 DAYS
Network Training Course Target Audience:
Systems engineers,Cisco engineers
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel,CCNA certification and/or Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) certification are highly recommended
Course Content:

  • 1. Cisco MDS 9000 Series Platform Fundamentals

    • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Platform Components
      • Directors and Switches
      • Line Card Modules
      • Supervisor Modules
      • Crossbar Fabric Modules
    • Cisco MDS 9000 Series System Architecture
      • Supervisor and Crossbar Module Architecture
      • Line Card Module Architecture
      • Virtual Output Queues
      • Port Bandwidth Reservation
      • Credits and Buffers
      • Line Card Recommended Practices
    • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
      • I/O Consolidation
      • Switch Expansion Modules
      • Converged Network Adapters
      • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
      • Cisco Nexus 4000 Series Blade Switch
    • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
      • UCS Development
      • B-Series and C-Series Components
      • Deployment
    • Intelligent Fabric Services
      • SAN Scalability Features
      • VSAN and Virtual Fabrics
      • DPVM Membership
      • NPV Mode
      • N Port ID Virtualization
      • SDV Features
      • FlexAttach Configuration Management
      • Multiprotocol Support
      • High Availability Features
      • Traffic Engineering Features
      • MDS 9000 Series Security Features
      • Cisco Fabric Services Infrastructure
    • Implementing Software Packages and Licensing
      • Standard License
      • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Optional Licenses
      • License-Free Period
    • Implementing Integrated Management
      • Cisco NX-OS
      • Command-Line Interface
      • Cisco Fabric Manager and Fabric Manager Server
      • Cisco Device Manager
      • Cisco Performance Manager and Cisco Traffic Analyzer
    • Configuring the Initial Switch Setup
      • System Memory Areas
      • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Boot Sequence
      • Initial Setup Process
      • Installing Cisco Fabric Manager

  • 2. SAN Design

  • Designing Storage Connectivity
    • Storage Array Architecture
    • Storage Array Bottlenecks
    • RAID Overview
    • Optimum Port Type Selection
    • FCoE-Compliant Storage Devices
    • LUN Masking and LUN Mapping
    • Single Initiator Zoning
    • LUN Zoning
  • Building a SAN
    • Single-Tier Design
    • Multitier Design
    • Core-Edge Topology
    • Collapsed Core Architecture
    • PortChannels
    • Switch Port Type Selection
  • Designing Redundant Fabrics
    • Redundancy and High Availability
    • Load-Balancing Methods
    • Throughput Calculation
    • Restricted Bandwidth
    • Virtual Fabrics
    • IVR
      • Using IVR for Sharing Resources
  • SAN Migration and Interoperability
    • SAN Migration Strategies
    • Interoperability
    • Data Migration Solutions
    • Cisco DMM
  • Consolidation and Virtualization
    • Storage, Network, and Server Basics
    • Storage Consolidation
    • Storage Virtualization
    • FAIS Overview
  • Traffic Engineering
    • Cisco Trunking Feature
    • Path Selection
    • Fibre Channel QoS
  • SAN Design with Unified I/O
    • File-Based and Block-Based Protocols
    • iSCSI
    • Host Connection via iSCSI Gateway
    • Cisco MDS 9000 Series iSCSI Options
    • Unified I/O and DCB
    • Multiprotocol Host Connection via Unified I/O
    • Unified Storage Device Connection
    • Performance Comparisons

3. SAN Extension Design

  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
    • RTO and RPO
    • Recovery Methods
    • Latency and Distance Limitations
    • Data Protection
    • Array-Based Replication
    • Synchronous and Asynchronous Replication
    • Appliance-Based Replication
  • Designing SAN Extension Connectivity with Optical Networks
    • Dark Fiber
    • Coarse Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
    • CWDM Topologies
    • Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
    • DWDM Topologies
    • SONET and SDH
    • Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP
  • Designing SAN Extension over FCIP
    • FCIP Protocol
    • Gigabit Ethernet Port Logical Structure
    • FCIP Topologies
    • SAN Extension Solutions Comparison
  • Improving Performance and Availability
    • FCIP Performance Tuning
    • FCIP Write Acceleration
    • Tape Acceleration
    • Tape Read Acceleration
    • I/O Accelerator Feature
    • TCP Performance Tuning
    • Packet Shaping
    • FCIP Compression
    • Availability Improvement
    • WAN Security Improvement

4. SAN Security

  • Securing the SAN Fabric
    • SAN Security Vulnerabilities
    • Management Security
    • Role-Based Access Control
    • AAA Overview
    • Centralized Authentication
  • Storage Security Features
    • Fibre Channel Zoning
    • Read-Only Zoning and LUN Zoning
    • Port Security
    • Fabric Security
    • Fibre Channel Link-Level Encryption
    • Encryption of Data at Rest
  • Exercise 1: Selecting the Optimum Line Card
  • Lab 1: Quick Start Switch Configuration
  • Case Study 1: Designing a Fibre Channel SAN
  • Case Study 2: Designing an Enterprise SAN
  • Lab 2: Configuring FCIP High Availability
  • Lab 3: Implementing IVR for SAN Extension
  • Case Study 3: Designing a SAN Extension Solution