Storage Area Networking Fundamentals

Course code: SN71G

Course Description

Course Code:

SN71G

Duration: 4 days
Delivery Type: Classroom
Skill Level: Intermediate

Overview

Provide an overview of storage network and data center networking technology.

Training Paths that reference this course are:

IBM Storage Solutions

Audience

This course is for personnel who are assessing and planning to deploy a storage area network.

Prerequisites

This course assumes that you understand basic SAN knowledge

Key Topics

Day 1

  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 – Evolution of storage area networks Unit 2 – Fibre Channel

Day 2

  • Unit 3 – Fibre Channel switches and directors: Brocade (b-type)
  • Unit 4 – Brocade DCFM and Network Advisor

Day 3

  • Exercise 0 – Lab setup and preliminary instructions
  • Exercise 1 – Brocade switch 2109: Initial configuration Exercise 2 – Management software installation Exercise 3 – Brocade Fabric Manager
  • Exercise 4 – Brocade switch: Zoning configuration Exercise 5 – V3700 storage provisioning using iSCSI Exercise 6 – Brocade VDX fabric merging
  • Unit 5 – Fibre Channel switches and directors: Cisco MDS

Day 4

  • Unit 6 – Converged Enhanced Ethernet
  • Unit 7 – Fibre Channel over Ethernet Unit 8 – iSCSI
  • Exercise 7 – Basic configuration

Objectives

  • Summarize the storage infrastructure challenges and the various storage architectures such as DAS, SAN and NAS
  • Classify SAN terminology including trunking, zoning, multipathing and fabric merging
  • Recognize b-type Data Center Management tools such as Data Center Fabric Manager and Network Advisor (NA)
  • Classify the various tabs in the Network Advisor Tool
  • Recall the Cisco MDS management tools
  • Recognize the importance of Converged Enhanced Ethernet
  • Compare the features of iSCSI and FCoE

USD 3,750

Duration 4 Days