Storage Networking Management & Administration Certification  
 

Course Summary / Description: Achieving SNIA Certification for storage networking management and administration knowledge and capabilities provides industry recognition of a highly valued skill set in today's IT environments. Storage Networking Management & Administration Certification Workshop provides a comprehensive review of the processes, technologies and solutions dealt with in day-to-day management and administration of storage networks as defined by the SNIA Storage Networking Management / Administration Exam (S10-200).

Course / Seminar Objectives:
• Describe criteria and steps for planning SAN growth.
• Identify steps and processes to plan and manage changes in SANs.
• Understand how to assess, monitor and perform problem analysis of a SAN environment.
• Understand use of zoning and describe approaches to troubleshooting zoning issues.
• Describe HBA and fabric configuration parameters and reasons for changes.
• Define LUN mapping and understand impacts on the fabric.
• Describe implementation considerations and processes for business data recovery situations.
• Identify performance, restore & troubleshooting steps for data backup & recovery situations.
• Understand fabric security.

Brief Course Outline

Introduction
• SNIA Storage Network Certification Program
• SNCP Certification Credentials and Exams
• Storage Networking Management/Administration Exam (S10-200).
• Exam Topics
• Exam Guidelines
Fabric Services
• Fabric Services
• Name Server
• Login Server
• Fabric/Switch Controller
• Alias Server
• Multicast
• Other Fabric Services
• Fabric Zoning
• LUN Mapping and Masking
• Steps to add New Storage
• SAN File Systems
Fabric Login
• Fabric Login
• Login Process Summary & Examples
SAN Security Management
• Enterprise Data Security
• Sources & Points of Vulnerabilities
• Types of Security
• Types of Attacks
• Layers of Security
• SNIA SSIF Security Policy Considerations
• SNIA SSIF Storage Security Best Practices
SAN Topology Design
• Planning and Design
• Switch Topology
• Comparing Fabric Topologies
• Scalability Issues With Large Fabrics
• Advantages & Disadvantages of Directors
• HA Design
• Site Considerations
 
Host Metrics
• Typical Data Paths
• Moving Data
• Where’s the Bottleneck
• Host I/O Bus Speeds
• HBA Feature Sets, Management, & Performance
Storage Metrics
• Disk Metrics
• RAID Array Comparison
• LUN Virtualization
• Disk Caching
• Guidelines for Increasing Performance
• Capacity Planning Process & Tools
Fabric Performance Tuning
• Measuring and Monitoring Performance
• What Impacts SAN Performance?
• SAN Design Issues and Performance
• Throughput Planning
• QoS
Backup and Recovery
• Tape Metrics and Restore Times
• Backup Models
• LAN-Based Backup
• LAN-Free Backup
• Serverless Backup
• Remote Backup
• Snapshots
• Split Mirrors
• Host-Based Virtualization
• Remote Mirroring
• Synchronous & Asynchronous Mirroring
• Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
• Disaster Recovery Planning & Options
• Creating & Testing a Disaster Recovery Plan
 
Troubleshooting Methodology
• Overview
• Assess the Environment
• Identify the Problem
• Troubleshooting Performance Issues
• Physical Layer Tools
• Expert Analysis Tools
• Creating Trace Files from Analyzers
• Develop a Solution
• Apply the Solution
• Troubleshooting Tips
• Performance Problem Troubleshooting
• Environmental Issues
Troubleshooting the Fabric
• Multi-Switch Fabrics
• Fabric Configuration
• FSPF
• Replacing HBA Issues
• Switch Replacement / Installation
• Zoning Issues
• Firmware Revisions
• ISLs and FSPF
• Domain IDs
• Configuring Time-Out Values
• Interoperability Limitations by Vendor
SAN Extension over IP
• FCIP Concepts and Implementations
• HA and Interoperability
• Performance Features
• iFCP Concepts
• FCIP and iFCP
• IP Transport Architectures
SAN Extension over Optical Networks
• SONET/SDH Concepts, Implementations, and Topologies
• DWDM Concepts and Components
• WAN Design Metrics
• Applications for SAN Extension

More Detailed Description (PDF)
Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for individuals who want to earn their SNIA Certified Systems Engineer (SCSE) through passing the SNIA Storage Networking Management & Administration Exam S10-200. This course will also benefit individuals responsible for storage networking administration and management or those working in traditional IT and storage administration who wish to assume storage networking management and administration responsibilities. The course content and technical level are targeted for professionals working in roles similar to the following:
• Storage Network Administrator
• Storage Manager
• Systems Administrator
Prerequisites: Attend Storage Network Foundations Certification Workshop or equivalent training courses. Participants should have fundamental knowledge of basic storage concepts and technologies along with O/S system administration experience and knowledge of basic networking technologies and solutions.
Course Length:

2 days - Lecture format