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Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.5

Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.5

Access Duration:
180 days
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The Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches Overview (DCMDSO) v1.5 course gives you a technical overview of how Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) 9000 Series, can be used to build highly available and scalable storage networks with advanced security and unified management.


The course is for technical decision makers and IT professionals who architect, implement, and manage data center SAN environments. In this course, you’ll learn about key capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including platforms, architecture, software, management, and key features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, and operational simplicity of storage environments.


Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco MDS SAN features and advantages
  • Define fixed and modular platforms
  • Understand Cisco MDS architecture and high-availability mechanisms
  • Identify technologies used in modern SANs
  • Describe SAN management with Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM)
  • Explain key value-add features that distinguish Cisco MDS switches

Target Audience

IT professionals interested in understanding the capabilities of the MDS 9000 Series, including:

  • Data center architects
  • Data center engineers
  • IT directors
  • IT managers
  • Network architects
  • Network engineers
  • Solutions architects
  • Systems engineers

Course Prerequisites

This course has no prerequisites, but you’ll get the most from the course if you have the following:

  • Experience managing data center deployments
  • Grasp of the fundamentals of SAN technologies
  • Understanding of business and application requirements

Associated Certification: None


Associated Exam: None



Part Number:

ELT-DCMDSO-V1-024785

Product Line:

Cisco On Demand E-Learning