Cisco Storage Networking Solutions
Design Specialist (CSSDS)
Which technology should be used to provide transparent low latency FC transport across a
Which statement is true concerning the Cisco MDS switch when operating in native interop
A. The MDS switch can interoperate with Non-MDS switches that are certified by SNIA.
B. The MDS switch can interoperate with Non-MDS switches that support "MDS Native"
C. The MDS switch can interoperate with Non-MDS switches that properly adhere to Fibre
Channel switch standards.
D. The MDS switch cannot interoperate with Non-MDS switches.
Refer to the exhibit. Your customer has an existing SAN with eight edge switches and two
core switches. In your detailed assessment, which metric will help you convince the
customer to consider an alternative, more highly available topology?
A. SFP characteristics
B. total port count
C. cost of edge switch devices
D. total versus usable ports for end devices
A customer would like to add Cisco MDS switches to an existing Brocade environment with
minimal disruption. The Brocade switches are using PID-0 mode. Which two features will
enable the creation of a Cisco-Brocade heterogeneous fabric without restricting the feature
set of either switch? (Choose two.)
A. interop mode 1
B. interop mode 2
C. interop mode 3
Answer: B, D
Your customer has a number of data storage requirements:
servers are not responsible for volume management or data migration
storage is provisioned in real time
legacy and heterogeneous storage assets can be consolidated and fully utilized