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.

Target Audience

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • >Customer
  • Employee


  • 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 Outline

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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