The Knowledge Academy

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The Knowledge Academy
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Location Cardiff (Wales)
Duration 5 Days
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Castle Street, CF10 1SZ, Cardiff, Wales
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Security

Course programme

The Knowledge Academy Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions 5 day course covers the following topics:

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Customer systems engineers

Partner systems engineers

Cisco engineers


The knowledge and skills that a delegate must have before attending this course are as follows:

Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer Systems Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel:

Recommended: Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) certification training

Basic understanding of IP networking concepts:

Recommended: Cisco CCNA® certification

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the delegate will be able to meet these overall objectives:

Select the components, services, and features of the MDS 9000 Series platform that can be used to improve the availability, scalability, performance, and manageability of the SAN and understand how to integrate with the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series and Cisco Unified Computing System components in a unified fabric

Explain how the MDS 9000 Series switches and directors can be used to design scalable, highly available, and secure SAN fabrics; identify host and storage connectivity and performance requirements; and show how MDS 9000 Series switches and directors can be deployed in a variety of redundant and scalable topologies to meet customer requirements

Identify key requirements for business continuity and disaster recovery and design a SAN extension solution between data centers by using appropriate WAN interconnections and then improve performance and availability by using MDS 9000 Series features

Identify security vulnerabilities in a SAN environment and design a SAN that is based upon MDS 9000 Series switches and directors that provide added protection against unauthorized access and that provide protection for data in transit and at rest in a SAN environment

Course Content

Module 1: Cisco MDS 9000 Series Platform Fundamentals

Introducing Cisco MDS 9000 Series Platform Components

Understanding Cisco MDS 9000 Series System Architecture

Describing the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch

Understanding the Cisco Unified Computing System

Using Intelligent Fabric Services

Implementing Software Packages and Licensing

Implementing Integrated Management

Configuring the Initial Switch Setup

Module 2: SAN Design

Describing the SAN Design Process

Designing N-Tier Application Architectures

Designing Host Connectivity

Designing Storage Connectivity

Building a SAN

Designing Redundant Fabrics

Describing SAN Migration and Interoperability

Describing Consolidation and Virtualization

Explaining Traffic Engineering

Describing SAN Design with Unified I/O

Module 3: SAN Extension Design

Describing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Designing SAN Extension Connectivity with Optical Networks

Designing SAN Extension over FCIP

Improving Performance and Availability

Module 4: SAN Security

Securing the SAN Fabric

Describing Storage Security Features

Additional information

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