Introduction to Storage Networking (SN700)
Get an introduction to technologies, SAN products, topologies, and terminology associated with storage networking.
This course is not currently offered by Global Knowledge. Information here is provided for reference only.
In this two-day lecture class, you will examine technologies, products, and strategies associated with managing the explosive growth of business data across the enterprise in today's networked economy. You will learn basic concepts and terminology and standards associated with networked storage: Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and internet iSCSI (iSCSI). You will gain an understanding of the promise of the SANs vs. the complications of managing islands of information among heterogeneous environments with disparate operating systems, data formats, user interfaces, and limited integration of products from assorted vendors.
This course is designed to enable enterprises to be positioned to take advantage of networked storage technology. It explains what you probably already have installed in your enterprise so that documentation and information resources for your installation will make sense. You will examine the concepts of the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and SAN management. This course is designed to provide a firm foundation for continuing study or experience in any storage networking environment, and it provides prerequisite knowledge for IBM and other course offerings.
IBM Certified Specialist - TotalStorage Networking Solutions
What You'll Learn
- Fundamental terminology relating to storage networking
- Standards organizations and their role pertaining to storage networking
- Fibre Channel architecture, data transfer protocols, nodes, ports, fabric, switches, directors, hubs, and routers
- Correlate direct-attached storage (DAS), NAS, iSCSI, SAN, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage networking architecture and possible usage scenarios
- Resource access and sharing options and considerations associated with SAN product overview
- Usage of the SAN fabric components, including Fibre Channel host bus adapters, switches, and directors in establishing a SAN environment
- Relate the role of the SAN virtualization including the IBM SVC in virtualizing and provisioning storage resources from the SAN to attaching host servers
- SAN management at a high level
Who Needs to Attend
This is a basic course for IT architects, system engineers, and other specialists who need a general introduction to the storage networking environment.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no follow-ons for this course.
Unit 1: SAN overview and standards
Unit 2: Introduction to Fibre Channel
Unit 3: IBM SAN products and other fabric services
Unit 4: SAN virtualization
Unit 5: SAN management