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SN71 IBM Storage Area Networking Fundamentals

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4 Days

24 CPD hours

About this course

This course is for personnel who are assessing and planning to deploy a storage area network.


Summarize the storage infrastructure challenges and the various storage architectures such as DAS, SAN and NASClassify SAN terminology including trunking, zoning, multipathing and fabric mergingRecognize b-type Data Center Management tools such as Data Center Fabric Manager and Network Advisor (NA)Classify the various tabs in the Network Advisor ToolRecall the Cisco MDS management toolsRecognize the importance of Converged Enhanced EthernetCompare the features of iSCSI and FCoE


This course provides an overview of storage network and data center networking technology.

Day 1
  • Welcome
  • Unit 1 - Evolution of storage area networks
  • Unit 2 - Fibre Channel
Day 2
  • Unit 3 - Fibre Channel switches and directors: Brocade (b-type)
  • Unit 4 - Brocade DCFM and Network Advisor
Day 3
  • Exercise 0 - Lab setup and preliminary instructions
  • Exercise 1 - Brocade switch 2109: Initial configuration Exercise 2 - Management software installation Exercise 3 - Brocade Fabric Manager
  • Exercise 4 - Brocade switch: Zoning configuration Exercise 5 - V3700 storage provisioning using iSCSI Exercise 6 - Brocade VDX fabric merging
  • Unit 5 - Fibre Channel switches and directors: Cisco MDS
Day 4
  • Unit 6 - Converged Enhanced Ethernet
  • Unit 7 - Fibre Channel over Ethernet Unit 8 - iSCSI
  • Exercise 7 - Basic configuration
  • Exercise 8 - Management tools installation Exercise 9 - VSAN creation
  • Exercise 10 - Zoning configuration on Cisco
  • Exercise 11 - Configuring the DS3500 storage subsystem
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans SN71 IBM Storage Area Networking Fundamentals training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

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Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

Training Insurance Included!

When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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