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Host to Storage SAN Implementation

Course Details

In this course the different UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Linux), ESX Server and Windows hosts are configured to use storage through a SAN. SAN switches are administered through their GUI management tools to enable communication between the hosts and storage. EMC CLARiiON, VNX and Symmetrix storage arrays are administered through Solutions Enabler, Symmetrix Management Console, Navisphere Manager and Unisphere Manager to meet the host's needs. PowerPath is installed and configured in all the hosts for Multipathing capabilities. PowerPath Viewer is configured for a centralized view of the PowerPath environment.

Course Prerequisites

  • An understanding of:
    • Basic UNIX and Windows administration skills on LVM implementations, software, and driver installation
    • Familiarity with B-Series, and MDS-Series switches and management tools
    • EMC storage array administration through Solutions Enabler, Navisphere Manager, Unisphere Manager, and NaviCLI
    • Familiarity with multipathing software and concepts

       

       

Course Agenda

1. Documentation

  • Documentation Process
  • Validation Tools
  • Validating the Environment

2. SAN Configuration

  • Initial Switch Configuration
  • B-Series Routine Maintenance
  • MDS-Series Routine Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

3. Host Configuration

  • Host Considerations
  • Configuring AIX for EMC Storage
  • Configuring HP-UX for EMC Storage
  • Configuring Solaris for EMC Storage
  • Configuring Linux for EMC Storage
  • Configuring Windows for EMC Storage
  • Configuring ESXi for EMC Storage
  • Booting from SAN
  • Clustering

4. SAN Zoning

  • Zoning
  • Troubleshooting

5. Storage Configuration

  • CLARiiON Configuration
  • VNX Configuration
  • Symmetrix Configuration

6. Volume Access

  • CLARiiON Storage Provisioning
  • VNX Storage Provisioning
  • Symmetrix Storage Provisioning
  • Device Discovery Configuration

7. Virtualization

  • N_Port ID Virtualization
  • N_Port Virtualization and Access Gateway

8. Multipathing

  • PowerPath Architecture and Theory
  • PowerPath Configuration
  • Multipathing in AIX
  • Multipathing in HP-UX
  • Multipathing in Solaris
  • Multipathing in Linux
  • Multipathing in Windows
  • Multipathing in ESXi

9. Logical Volume Management (LVM)

  • UNIX and Linux LVM
  • Windows LVM

10. Post Implementation

  • Verify the Environment
  • Documentation Process

11. SAN Transformation

  • Journey to the Cloud
  • Cloud Environments
  • Migrating to the Cloud