Implementing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions v3.2 (ICSNS) — A 5 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


This 5-day hands-on class gives you the essential knowledge and skills that you need to deploy Cisco MDS 9000 Family SAN switches.

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 configure highly available FCIP tunnels and tune the performance of your FCIP links.

In the lab, you will configure the switch from an out-of-the-box state, perform non-disruptive software upgrade, configure VSANs and zones, and implement a high-availability SAN design that includes SAN extension with the FCIP protocol.


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

Suitable For

This course provides in-depth technical training for system engineers, network engineers, and field engineers who need to deploy, configure, and manage MDS 9000 Series switches.


Understanding of basic data storage components and protocols and Fibre Channel SANs is recommended.


Recommended as preparation for exam:

It is recommended that both the ICSNS & IASNS are attended before taking this exam.

This course is part of the Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist Specialisation.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


MDS 9000 Platform Overview

System Installation and Initial Configuration

Building VSANs

Managing SAN Traffic

Implementing FCIP

Troubleshooting Tools and Scenarios