The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches course shows you how to implement, manage and troubleshoot Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches, to build highly available, scalable storage networks. You will learn how to deploy and use capabilities such as virtual storage area networks (VSANs), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), N-Port Virtualization (NPV) fabric security, zoning, automation with NX-API, Slow Drain Analysis, Fibre Channel over TCP/IP (FCIP) tunnels and more. You will learn how to configure and implement platform features and learn troubleshooting techniques pertaining to Fibre Channel (FC) domains, firmware upgrades, zones and zone mergers.

This course will help you:

  • Learn how to deploy and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches to support performance, resiliency, scalability, and enhanced operations for data centers
  • Gain knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Succeed in today’s demanding data center operations roles
  • Earn 40 CE credits toward recertification

 

This course prepares you for Cisco CCNP Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center SAN Implementation certifications.

Course Objective

Introducing Cisco ISE Architecture and Deployment

  • Using Cisco ISE as a Network Access Policy Engine
  • Cisco ISE Use Cases
  • Describing Cisco ISE Fucntions
  • Cisco ISE Deployment Models
  • Context Visibility

 

Cisco ISE Policy Enforcement

  • Using 802.1X for Wired and Wireless Access
  • Using MAC Authentication Bypass for Wired and Wireless Access
  • Introducing Identity Management
  • Configuring Certificate Services
  • Introducing Cisco ISE Policy
  • Implementing Third-Party Network Access Device Support
  • Introducing Cisco TrustSec
  • TrustSec Configuration
  • Easy Connect

 

Web Authentication and Guest Services

  • Introducing Web Access with Cisco ISE
  • Introducing Guest Access Components
  • Configuring Guest Access Services
  • Configure Sponsor and Guest Portals

 

Cisco ISE Profiler

  • Introducing Cisco ISE Profiler
  • Profiling Deployment and Best Practices

 

Cisco ISE BYOD

  • Introducing the Cisco ISE BYOD Process
  • Describing BYOD Flow
  • Configuring the My Devices Portal
  • Configuring Certificates in BYOD Scenarios

 

Cisco ISE Endpoint Compliance Services

  • Introducing Endpoint Compliance Services
  • Configuring Client Posture Services and Provisioning

 

Working with Network Access Devices

  • Cisco ISE TACACS+ Device Administration
  • Configure TACACS+ Device Administration Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Migrating from Cisco ACS to Cisco ISE

 

Labs

  • Lab 1: Access the SISE Lab and Install ISE 2.4
  • Lab 2 : Configure Initial Cisco ISE Setup, Gui Familiarization and System Certificate Usage
  • Lab 3: Integrate Cisco ISE with Active Directory
  • Lab 4: Configure Cisco ISE Policy
  • Lab 5: Configure Access Policy for Easy Connect
  • Lab 6: Configure Guest Access
  • Lab 7: Configure Guest Access Operations
  • Lab 8: Create Guest Reports
  • Lab 9: Configure Profiling
  • Lab 10: Customize the Cisco ISE Profiling Configuration
  • Lab 11: Create Cisco ISE Profiling Reports
  • Lab 12: Configure BYOD
  • Lab 13: Blacklisting a Device
  • Lab 14: Configure Cisco ISE Compliance Services
  • Lab 15: Configure Client Provisioning
  • Lab 16: Configure Posture Policies
  • Lab 17: Test and Monitor Compliance Based Access
  • Lab 18: Test Compliance Policy
  • Lab 19: Configure Cisco ISE for Basic Device Administration
  • Lab 20: Configure TACACS+ Command Authorization

 

Test certification

This course is currently not aligned to an exam.

Target Audience

Engineers involved in the implementation of a storage-networking solution incorporating the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switch platform.

Prerequisites

Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface(SCSI) and Fibre Channel
  • Basic understanding of network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
  • Basic routing and switching knowledge

 

Recommended prerequisites:

  • CCNA – Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • DCFNDU – Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations
  • DCCOR – Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies
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