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Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions v4.0 with NXOS v5.0


Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Given a SAN environment, identify the components, services, and features of the MDS 9000 platform that can be used to improve the availability, scalability, performance, and manageability of the SAN
  • Given an MDS 9000 switch, plan and implement the design of a multiprotocol SAN to meet a variety of customer requirements
  • Given a SAN environment, design a SAN Extension solution that meets application availability, performance, and scalability requirements
  • Given a SAN design, design a SAN security implementation that includes port and fabric security, secure management protocols, and role-based access control to meet security policy requirements

Course Content:

Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS) v4.0 is a 5-day hands-on workshop with MDS code version 5.x, that provides you with advanced skills in designing Cisco storage networks. You will learn about the key features of the MDS 9000 platform, and how to leverage these features to build highly available, extensible, intelligent SANs with connectivity to Nexus 5000 and UCS in a Unified Fabric. DCSNS includes hands-on labs to familiarize students with basic MDS 9000 configuration procedures, and design workshops where you will learn to design multiprotocol enterprise SANs and SAN extension solutions.

Who should attend:

This course is intended for:

  • Customer Systems Engineers
  • Partner Systems Engineers
  • Cisco Systems Engineers


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • CCIE Storage Networking (CCIESN Storage Networking)
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist

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The knowledge and skills you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel

Recommended: Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA) certification training

  • Basic understanding of IP networking concepts

Recommended: CCNA certification

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Cisco Learning Credits:

  • 32 CLC