Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions


Description DCSNS 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. This course replaces CMSNF and CSDE. It includes SAN-OS 2.1, 3.0 and basic IP networking.

Who should attend

  • Customer
  • Employee
  • Channel Partners/Resellers


This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • CCIE Storage Networking  (CCIESN Storage Networking)
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist

In order to fully benefit from this course, the learner is expected to have previously obtained a basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including SCSI and Fibre Channel.

Course Objectives

After completing this training course the student should be able to:

  • 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.