Storage Area Networking Fundamentals

Storage Area Networking Fundamentals Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAN switches, storage, software, services and solutions to reliably bring information to people in a cost effective way. IBM provides flexible, scalable and open standards-based business-class and global enterprise-class storage networking solutions for the on demand world. This course provides an overview of storage network and data center networking technology. It reviews SAN concepts, Fibre Channel architecture, SAN topologies, IBM b-type offerings, IBM offerings from Cisco, and SAN over Ethernet architectures, such as iSCSI and FCoE.

This course incorporates lecture material and simulated labs to provide you with an overview of storage network and data center networking technology.

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Intended Audience for this Storage Area Networking Fundamentals Course

  • » This is an instructor-led base course with simulated labs for individuals involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM systems.

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Storage Area Networking Fundamentals Course 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

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Storage Area Networking Fundamentals Course Outline

      1. Module: 1
        1. Welcome
        2. SAN Concepts
        3. Fibre Channel
        4. SAN design and topology (1 of 2)
      2. Module: 2
        1. SAN design and topology (2 of 2) (continued)
        2. IBM Fibre Channel b-type switches and directors
      3. Module: 3
        1. Lab setup and preliminary instructions
          1. Exercise 1 - Switch management overview
          2. Exercise 2 - Management software installation
          3. Exercise 3 - Zoning configuration
          4. Exercise 4 - Configuring the IBM Storwize V3700 storage system
          5. Exercise 5 - V3700 storage provisioning using iSCSI
          6. Exercise 6 - Brocade VDX fabric merging
        2. Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches and directors
      4. Module: 4
        1. SAN over Ethernet
          1. Basic configuration
          2. Management tools installation
          3. VSAN creation
          4. Zoning configuration on Cisco
          5. Configuring the DS3500 storage subsystem

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  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
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