Storage Area Networks Course - 5 Days In-Depth  

This in-depth seminar on Storage Area Networking (SANs) includes all of the topics in our 2-day Understanding Storage Area Networks seminar (SN-100) and adds coverage of topics such as Storage Fundamentals including the SCSI protocol, disk and tape drive concepts, RAID and JBOD, IP-based SANs, and Storage Networking Issues.

This 5-day seminar is recommended for students needing a broader and deeper knowledge of Storage and Storage networking concepts, applications, and technologies.

Storage Fundamentals
SCSI Command Protocol Concepts
Disk Drive Concepts
Data Buffering and Caching Concepts
JBOD and RAID Concepts
Tape Concepts
File System Concepts
Storage Architectures and Application
Direct Attach Storage (DAS)
What is DAS?
DAS Basics
DAS Business Needs
DAS Components and Configurations
DAS Protocols
DAS Advantages and/Disadvantages
Network Attach Storage (NAS)
What is NAS?
NAS Basics
NAS Business Needs
NAS Components and Configurations
NAS Protocols
NAS Advantages and Disadvantages
Storage Area Networks (SAN)
What is SAN?
SAN Basics
SAN Business Needs
SAN Components and Configurations
SAN Protocols
SAN Advantages and Disadvantages
SAN Applications
Storage Consolidation
Backup and Restore
Disaster Recovery
Storage Outsourcing

Fibre Channel Overview
What is Fibre Channel?
Nodes, node ports, and Links
Fibre Channel Standards and Structure
FC-0: Physical Interface
GBICs, SFPs, GLMs, and MIAs
Fiber Optic Links
Electrical Links
FC-1: Encoding and Decoding
8B/10B Encoding
Ordered Sets
Port State Machine
FC-2: Framing Protocol
Session Management
Exchange Management
Sequence Management
Frame Structure
Link Control Frames
Flow Control
Classes of Service
Link Services
Fibre Channel Topologies
Arbitrated Loop
Switched Fabric
iSCSI Overview
What is iSCSI
iSCSI Concepts and Overview
Positioning iSCSI vs. Fibre Channel
iSCSI Naming and Discovery
Security Considerations
iSCSI Components and Configurations
TCP Offload Engines (TOEs)
iSCSI Performance Considerations
Storage Networking Issues
Interoperability Certification
Defining the Storage Requirement
Data Protection Fuels Storage Demand

Who Should Attend: This comprehensive seminar provides a broader introduction to the concepts, terminology, and types of storage and storage networking. It is directed towards developers, integrators, managers, marketing personnel, technical writers and others who may be new to the realm of Storage Area Networks.
Note: For a more comprehensive examination of the details of the Fibre Channel and iSCSI technologies, please refer to our Fibre Channel and iSCSI technology seminars.
Prerequisites: An understanding of computing and data storage concepts as well as current computer interfaces or networks is useful, but not absolutely necessary.
Course Length:

5 days

Other SAN Courses

3 days - Understanding Storage Networking