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Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist DCSNS 642-357

Course Title: Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions v4.0

Course Code: DCSNS 642-357
Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

The Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions v4.0 (DCSNS) training course has been designed to provide candidates with advanced skills in designing Cisco Storage Networks. Candidates will be taught about the key features of the MDS 9000 platform as well as how to leverage these features to build highly available, extensible and intelligent SANS. DCSNS includes hands-on practical labs to familiarise students with basic MDS 9000 configuration procedures and design workshops where students will learn how to design multi-protocol enterprise SANs and SAN extension solutions. This course replaces the CSMNF and CSDE courses.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the DCSNS 642-357 Cisco training course include System Engineers, Channel Partners and customers who need to design a SANS and incorporate the MDS 9000 family of products.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the DCSNS 642-357 course you will be able to:
  • 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
  • Design a multiprotocol SAN to meet a variety of customer requirements
  • Design a SAN that enables storage consolidation
  • Design a SAN security implementation that includes port and fabric security, secure management protocols, and role-based access control to meet security policy requirements
  • Design a SAN extension solution that meets application availability, performance, and scalability requirements

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the DCSNS 642-357 Cisco training course are required to have a basic understanding of the data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel.

Testing and Certification

The DCSNS Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-357 DCSNS Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions. Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) is recommended for further study towards achieving a Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification. Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (ICSNS) is also recommended for students who wish to deploy and implement MDS 9000 solutions.

Course Content

Course Introduction:
  • SCSI Overview
  • Fibre Channel Overview
  • MDS 9000 Hardware Installation Reference
MDS 9000 Platform Overview:
  • MDS 9000 Platform Components
  • Intelligent Network Services
  • Integrated Management
  • Initial Switch Configuration
  • System Architecture
Designing SAN Fabrics:
  • SAN Design Overview
  • Application Architecture
  • Designing Host Connectivity
  • Designing Storage Connectivity
  • Building the SAN
  • Designing Redundant Fabrics
  • Engineering SAN Traffic
  • Simplifying Device Management
Consolidating Storage in the Data Centre:
  • Consolidating Storage in the Data Centre
  • Designing Interoperable SANs
  • Securing the SAN Fabric
  • Securing Management Interfaces
Designing SAN Extension Solutions:
  • Analysing Business Objectives
  • Connecting SANs with Optical Networks
  • Connecting SANs with IP Networks>
  • Improving Performance, Availability, and Security
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