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Managing SAN Infrastructure with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNMS) v1.0

What you’ll learn in this course

The Managing SAN Infrastructure with Cisco® Data Center Network Manager (DCNMS) v1.0 course provides product training that that teaches you to deploy, operate, and maintain the Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) SAN solutions. You will learn to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco storage networking infrastructure using Cisco DCNM. Cisco DCNM provides management, automation, visualization, and troubleshooting across Cisco Nexus® and Cisco Multilayer Distributed Switching (MDS) solutions.

You will learn how the DCNM serves as a Storage Area Network (SAN) solution for managing and troubleshooting Cisco storage architecture.

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Course duration

  • Instructor-led training: 2 days in the classroom
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 2 days of web-based classes
  • E-learning: Equivalent to 2 days of classroom instruction

How you'll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Instructor-led training: 2 days in the classroom
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 2 days of web-based classes
  • E-learning: Equivalent to 2 days of classroom instruction

Who should enroll

IT professionals interested in understanding the capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series using Cisco DCNM. Professionals seeking a deeper knowledge of SAN operations using both CLI and DCNM may also take the 4-day course, Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS). This course is also designed for professionals in the following roles including:

  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Data center engineers
  • Data center operators
  • Data center network management engineers
  • Storage network administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Technical solutions architect 

Technology areas

Data center

Course details

Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco DCNM SAN components, licensing, high availability, and security features
  • Describe Cisco DCNM SAN reports, alerts, event forwarding, and troubleshooting tools, including Cisco DCNM SAN Insights and SAN Analytics features 
  • Describe the working principles of Fluidmesh FluidCare customer support plans from the perspective of a Fluidmesh sales agent

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of the following information can help you get the most from this course:

  • General knowledge of servers
  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fiber Channel
  • Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and TCP/IP
  • Storage area networking knowledge
  • Storage systems knowledge
  • Server virtualization knowledge 

Outline

  • Implementing Cisco DCNM SAN
    • Cisco DCNM Solution Overview
    • Implement Cisco DCNM SAN
    • Integrate Cisco DCNM SAN with VMware vCenter
    • Cisco DCNM SAN Licensing
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting SAN Infrastructure Using Cisco DCNM SAN
    • Cisco DCNM SAN Alerts and Reports
    • Dashboards in Cisco DCNM SAN
    • SAN Troubleshooting with the Cisco DCNM
    • SAN Analytics and Telemetry Streaming

Lab outline

  • Implement Cisco DCNM SAN
  • Configure SAN Features with Cisco DCNM SAN
  • Monitor SAN with Cisco DCNM
  • Perform Slow-Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
  • Implement Cisco DCNM SAN Insights