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SAN & NAS Implementation With Lab DemonstrationHands-On Course

Course Outline

Storage problems facing IT infrastructure

Storage networking architectures:
  • Rethinking I/O interfaces
  • LAN & WAN limitations
  • Direct attached storage
  • RAID
  • Channel attached storage
  • Fibre channel protocol
  • NAS
  • SAN
Compare and contrast between SAN and NAS
  • SAN vs. NAS
SAN-enabled solutions:
  • Storage virtualization
  • Dynamic storage allocation
  • LAN back up and serverless backup
  • High availability and fault tolerance
SAN Topologies:
  • Fibre channel (FC) protocol
  • FC point-to-point
  • FC Arbitrated Loop
  • FC Fabric SAN hardware
  • FC switches: Loop switches vs. Fabric switches
  • Host bus adapter
  • Other FC components such as GBIC, cables, connectors etc…
SAN Management and Standards:
  • Common Information Model (CIM) and WBEM
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • In-band vs. out-of-band management
  • Zoning
  • Persistent binding
  • Port binding
Building SAN step-by-step demonstration
  • How to install hardware
  • How to connect different hardware components
  • What software do you need
  • How Windows 2000 access disks on SAN
  • SAN management software
  • How systems access NAS
  • Applications
  • Limitations
Trouble Shooting:
  • Common hardware/firmware compatibility issues
  • Common software issues
Other storage networking technologies:
  • FCIP
  • iFCP
  • iSCSI
  • Infiniband
Where to find more educational resources

Course Length: 4-days


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