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Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions

  • Price £2,085.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


The course enables the student to design enterprise Cisco MDS 9000 solutions that include core Fibre Channel SANs, iSCSI for mid-range applications, and SAN extension solutions.


Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including iSCSI and Fibre Channel.


Delegates will learn how 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 the MDS platform components, design a multiprotocol SAN to meet a variety of customer requirements.
•Given a SAN environment, design a SAN that enables storage consolidation.
•Given a SAN environment, design a SAN security implementation that includes port and fabric security, secure management protocols, and role-based access control to meet security policy requirements.
•Given an understanding of SAN extension applications, design a SAN extension solution that meets application availability, performance, and scalability requirements.

Course Content

Module 1: MDS 9000 Platform Overview
Module 2: Designing SAN Fabrics
Module 3: Consolidating Storage in the Data Center
Module 4: Securing the SAN
Module 5: Designing SAN Extension Solutions

Appendix A: SCSI Overview
Appendix B: Fibre Channel Overview
Appendix C: MDS 9000 Hardware Installation Reference

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