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SAN Management

Course Details

This course covers SAN management activities centered on Connectrix B-Series and MDS-Series Switches. The Connectrix family of switches are managed to provide connectivity between various hosts and EMC storage arrays. SAN switches are administered through their CLI and GUI management tools for configuration in single and multi-switch fabrics. The course focuses on Fibre Channel technology and SAN virtualization concepts but also covers basic FCIP, iSCSI, and FCoE environments. NPIV, Access Gateway, and NPV configurations are covered. EMC SAN best practices are presented throughout the course and performance monitoring, basic troubleshooting, and security are also addressed.

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of:

  • SAN protocols and devices
  • EMC SAN concepts
  • Familiarity with operating systems and storage array administration

Course Agenda

1. SAN Management

  • Host SAN Concepts
  • SAN Storage
  • SAN Connectivity

2. MDS-Series Switch Tools

  • MDS Management Tools
  • Licensing
  • Management Tools Installation and Usage
  • Switch Configuration
  • Maintenance Tasks
  • Management Security

3. B-Series Switch Tools

  • B-Series Management Tools
  • Licensing
  • Management Tools Installation
  • Switch Configuration
  • Maintenance Tasks
  • Management Security

4. SAN Management and Fabrication Virtualization

  • Fabric Login Process
  • Determine Device WWNs
  • Zoning Overview
  • Virtual Fabrics
  • B-Series Switch Zoning
  • MDS-Series Virtual SANS
  • MDS-Series Switch Zoning
  • VNX Storage Provisioning
  • Symmetrix Storage Provisioning

5. Fabric Configuration

  • Fibre Channel Fabric
  • B-Series Fabric Merge
  • MDS-Series Fabric Merge
  • Ineroperability Overview
  • FCIP Configuration
  • iSCSI Fabric Configuration

6. Port Virtualization

  • N_Port ID Virtualization
  • B-Series NPIV and Access Gateway Configuration
  • MDS-Series NPIV and NPV Configuration
  • vSphere NPIV Configuration

7. SAN Transformation

  • Cloud Concepts Overview
  • Converged Network Overview
  • FCoE Overview

8. Troubleshooting and Monitoring

  • Troubleshooting SAN
  • B-Series Troubleshooting and monitoring
  • MDS-Series Troubleshooting and monitoring