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HDS - SAN Bootcamp

Code: CCI1180
Lengt h: 5 days
URL: View Online

SAN Boot Camp is an accelerated course that provides comprehensive, vendor neutral exposure to SAN
solutions and supporting technologies, such as Fibre Channel and IP storage. Participants learn about protocols,
standards, management practices and tools, and SAN design and implementation considerations. Class
discussions cover a wide range of topics, including the capabilities and limitations of the various supporting
technologies, SAN management in enterprise environments, while hands-on labs provide experience with
component installation and configuration, SAN management, and key SAN applications such as clustering and

Skills Gained
• Services Oriented Storage Solutions (SOSS)

• Storage Concepts

• SAN Terminology

• NAS Basics

• SAN Components

• Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Architecture

• Fibre Channel (FC) Basics

• FC Topologies

• Fabric Configuration

• Switches


• Introduction to Hitachi Storage Systems

• Multi-pathing Software Basics

• Introduction to Virtualization

• Overview of SAN Security

• Introduction to Storage Performance and Data Protection Strategies

• Hitachi Storage Command Suite

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for technical professionals seeking an accelerated learning path that includes both
conceptual knowledge of Fibre Channel SAN technologies and hands-on experience in heterogeneous SAN
environments. It will also prepare individuals for SNIA Fibre Channel SAN Practitioner Certification.

Course Details

Services Oriented Storage Solutions (SOSS)

• Describe the purpose and benefits of Services Oriented Storage Solutions (SOSS)

• Understand how Hitachi Data Systems Software and Hardware products support Services Oriented Storage


Overview of Storage Concepts

Differentiate between common basic storage architectures

• Storage Connectivity

• Direct Attached Storage (DAS)

• Network Attached Storage (NAS)

• Storage Area Networks (SAN)

SAN Terminology
• Recognize storage industry key terms and acronyms

• Differentiate between a computer network and a storage network

• Differentiate between a Local Area Network (LAN) and a Wide Area Network (WAN)

• Identify the components of a computer network

• Identify the components of a Storage Area Network (SAN)

• Describe the advantages and disadvantages of SAN

• Identify the applications for SAN

NAS Basics
• Describe NAS

• Compare and contrast file system protocols

• Describe the concepts of NAS

• Explain the purpose of using NAS

• Describe the features of NAS

• Explain NAS components

• Explain the client-server relationship

• Compare the NAS Filer, NAS Blade, and NAS Gateway hardware

• List the benefits of NAS-SAN integration

SAN Components
• Recognize storage industry key terms and acronyms

• Describe network transport components

• Differentiate between different storage protocols

• Identify storage network components

• Describe the different switching components used in storage networks

Host Bus Adapter (HBA) Architecture

• Describe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters

• Describe the characteristics of Host Bus Adapters

• Describe QLogic HBAs specifications

• Explain the methods to configure HBAs

• Describe target discovery methods

• Describe Emulex HBAs support for hitachi storage arrays

Fibre Channel (FC) Basics

• Understand the difference between SCSI and Fibre Channel

• Identify the fibre channel topologies

• Describe the fibre channel protocol levels

• Identify the Frame format used by FC

• Identify the FC Classes of Service used in a SAN

• Explain FC login process

• Explain the difference between FLOGI and PLOGI

• Explain what the FC Well Known Addresses are used for

• Explain the difference between the WWNN and WWPN (World Wide Names)

• Explain the difference Buffer-to-Buffer and End-to-End credits

• Explain what the time out parameters R_A_TOV and E_D_TOV control

FC Topologies
• Identify the three fields of the 24-bit Fibre Channel address

• Explain the differences between Private and Public Loops

• Explain the difference between a link and a path

• List the possible port types in a SAN environment

• Identify the Hitachi port types

Fabric Configuration
• Recognize storage industry key terms and acronyms

• Define fabric login

• Describe the different topology options available for fabric design

• Describe SAN Islands

• Define Zoning

• Identify different types of zoning

• Identify the advantages of zoning

• Define VSANs

• Understand SAN Management

• Telnet to a switch

• Identify some of the CLI commands

FC-AL Overview
• Explain Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop

• Explain the differences between an FC HUB and an FC Switching HUB

• Explain QuickLoop Mode of a Brocade switches

• Explain how a SCSI Target ID is Mapped to an AL_PA

• List the individual processes of the Loop Initialization procedure

• Describe how AL_PA addresses are assigned

FC-SW Fabric Overview

• Explain how Target IDs are assigned in a fabric

IP Storage Protocols Overview

• Identify IP storage protocols

• Describe Fibre Channel over IP

• List the issues with FCIP

• Describe Internet Fibre Channel Protocol

• Describe how to establish security in a iFCP environment

• List the issues with iFCP

• Describe iSCSI

• Identify iSCSI high availability environment

• Explain the benefits of iSCSI

• Describe how device discovery works with iSCSI

• Explain the available authentication and security methods in iSCSI

• Explain how to leverage IP connectivity for SAN Extension

Introduction to Hitachi Storage Systems

• Recognize storage industry key terms and acronyms

• Identify the attributes required of storage

• Compare the features and functions of mid-tier and high-end storage systems

• Describe the features of disk controllers

• Describe tiered storage architecture

Multi-pathing Software Basics

• Describe the role of Multipath I/O in storage networks

• List the building blocks of a Multipath I/O solution

• List the options for managing the Multipath I/O environment

• Describe the Hitachi Multipath I/O solution

• Identify the two major functions of the Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager (HDLM)

• Identify the components of HDLM

• Define the term Failover

• Define the term Load Balancing

Introduction to Virtualization
• Recognize storage industry key terms

• Define storage virtualization

• Identify the advantages of virtualization

• Compare storage virtualization approaches

• Describe virtualization services

• Describe Hitachi Data Systems’ implementation of virtualization and the Hitachi Data Systems software

products that support it

• Identify criteria for selecting virtualization services

Overview of SAN Security

• Describe data security levels

• Identify most commonly used volume security measures

• Describe Zoning, LUN masking and persistent binding

Introduction to Storage Performance and Data Protection Strategies

• Recognize storage industry key terms and acronyms

• Describe storage performance and data protection strategies


• Caching

• Identify the disk components

• Compare and contrast disk technologies

Overview of Storage Data Management

• Recognize storage industry key terms and acronyms

• Describe the business conditions that drive storage management

• Describe storage management components

• Describe Hitachi Data Systems’ storage management solutions

• Describe Data Lifecycle Management

Hitachi Storage Command Suite

• Describe importance of storage management

• Identify two main modals of storage management

• Describe the importance of resource management

• Explain the purpose of using Hitachi Storage Command Suite

• Describe the importance of using different software's with in Hitachi Storage Command Suite

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