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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

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