Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions

5 days


This instructor led hands on course provides delegates with the fundamental skills required to implement and troubleshoot Cisco Storage Networks.

Course topics include installing and bringing up the switch, configuring Virtual SANs (VSANs), domains, interfaces, and zones. Implementing Portchannels, configuring management security, and basic troubleshooting. You will also learn how to highly available FCIP tunnels and tune the performance of your FCIP links.

This course combines MDSCT and CMSE into a single course updated for SAN-O 2.1, 3.0.


This course is intended for Field Engineers and System Engineers. This course will validate an individual's knowledge of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco storage products to maintain a highly scalable, efficient, high performing storage networking environment.

Skills Gained

At the end of the course delegates 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
  • Explain how to implement the logical topology specified by a SAN design, so that connectivity between end devices can be verified
  • Identify MDS 9000 diagnostic tools in order to diagnose SAN problems and common configuration errors
  • Describe how to safely install the switch hardware and perform the initial software configuration process
  • Describe the traffic management features associated with Intelligent Network Services for the MDS 9000 series in order to configure basic traffic management services for the SAN
  • Describe how to use FCIP to implement appropriate solutions for SAN extension


Delegates are required to meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-05-19