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IASNA-IACSN42 IASNS - Implementing Advanced Cisco Storage Networking 4.2

Network Training Course Description:
Through lecture and hands-on labs using NX-OS v5.0.4, you will gain advanced skills in implementing and troubleshooting Cisco storage networks. You will focus on advanced storage networking topics for the Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) family, with a significant portion of the course devoted to troubleshooting.
Network Training Course Duration:
Network Training Course Target Audience:
System engineers, network engineers, and field engineers who need to deploy, configure, and manage MDS 9000 Series switches
Network Training Course Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI, Fibre Channel, FCoE, and iSCSI,CCNA certification and/or Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) certification are strongly recommended
Course Content:

  • 1. Building Enterprise SAN Fabrics

    • IVR in the Enterprise SAN
    • Tuning Fabric Performance
    • Implementing Cisco Data Mobility Manager
    • Building Heterogeneous Fabrics
    • Understanding and Configuring the FCoE Protocol

  • 2. Management and Security Services Implementation

    • Implementing the Management Infrastructure
    • Health and Performance Monitoring
    • Configuring AAA Services
    • Implementing Fabric and Port Security
    • Implementing Cisco Storage Media Encryption

  • 3. Advanced Troubleshooting

    • Basic Troubleshooting Tools
    • Capturing Protocol Traces
    • Physical Port Diagnostics
    • Troubleshooting Combined Generation Line Cards and Hardware Components
    • Troubleshooting Fx Port Issues
    • Troubleshooting the Data Path
    • Troubleshooting Cisco Fabric Manager and Cisco Device Manager

  • 4. iSCSI Implementation

    • Lab 1: Implementing IVR
    • Lab 2: Configuring QoS
    • Lab 3: Configuring Cisco DMM
    • Lab 4: Implementing Management VSANs
    • Lab 5: Monitoring Health and Performance
    • Lab 6: Configuring AAA Services
    • Lab 7: Implementing Fabric and Port Security
    • Lab 8: Implementing Cisco Storage Media Encryption
    • Lab 9: Using RSPAN and Cisco Fabric Analyzer
    • Lab 10: Challenge Lab
    • Lab 11: Deploying an iSCSI SAN
    • Lab 12: Configuring iSLB