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Storage Area Networking Fundamentals

  • Tuition USD $399
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 1963 Ratings
  • Course Code SN71DG-WBT
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Self Paced

This IBM Web-Based Training (WBT) is Self-Paced and includes:
- Instructional content available online for duration of course
- Visuals without hands-on lab exercises

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.

 

Skills Gained

After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Classify the components of a SAN infrastructure
- Appraise the Fibre Channel architecture and terms
- Classify the three major components of a SAN
- Differentiate the features of the IBM Storage System b-type switch offerings
- Differentiate the features of the IBM offered Cisco SAN switches and directors
- Evaluate the implementations of iSCSI and FCoE

 

Who Can Benefit

This is a base course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM systems.

 

Prerequisites

The following course, or equivalent knowledge, is required prior to this course:
- Introduction to Storage (SS01G)

 

Course Details

Course Outline

Recommended Agenda

Unit 1 - SAN Concepts
Unit 2 - Fibre Channel
Unit 3 - SAN design and topology

Unit 4 - IBM Fibre Channel b-type switches and directors

Exercise 1 - Switch management overview
Exercise 2 - Zone configuration using Web Tools
Exercise 3 - Configure a Spectrum Virtualize storage system
Exercise 4 - Zone configuration with CLI
Exercise 5 - SAN Domain Fabrics
Exercise 6 - Boot from SAN

Unit 5 - Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches and directors

Unit 6 - SAN over Ethernet

Exercise 7 - Cisco MDS basic configuration
Exercise 8 - Cisco management tool installation
Exercise 9 - VSAN configuration
Exercise 10 - Define zone configuration on Cisco
Exercise 11 - Configuring DS3524 storage device
Exercise 12 - iSCSI configuration

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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