EMC-ESN - Enterprise Storage Networking

The Enterprise Storage Networking Design (ESND) course educates participants about considerations and practices to design storage networking solution for classic and virtualized data center environments. The course also focuses on design practices for storage, compute, and replication solutions. It takes an ‘open’ approach focusing on technologies, concepts and practices rather than specific products. To provide context, the course utilizes best-of-breed EMC product examples and case studies. Upon completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to design more robust and efficient storage networking infrastructure for their organization, customers, and partners.

Code: emc-esn


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You will learn design practices and considerations for storage networking projects and solutions (FC SAN, IP SAN, and FCoE) as well as design for storage, compute and replication in physical and virtual environments. 


Module 1: Requirement Analysis and Design Strategy

  • Requirement Gathering and Analysis
  • Developing a Storage Networking Design Strategy
  • Business Value Analysis
  • Implementation and Validation

Module 2: Designing FC SAN

  • Fabric Design Models and Considerations
  • Fabric Security Design Considerations

Module 3: Designing IP SANs

  • iSCSI Design Considerations
  • FCIP Design Considerations

Module 4: Designing FCoE Network

  • FCoE Technology Overview
  • FCoE Design Consideration

Module 5: Designing Storage System

  • Designing Block-based Storage
  • Considerations for Automated Storage Tiering and Virtual Provisioning
  • Design Considerations for Traditional NAS and Scale-out NAS
  • File Virtualization
  • Designing Object-based and Unified storage
  • Storage Design for Virtualized Server Environment
  • Cloud Storage Considerations

Module 6: Designing Host (Compute System)

  • Application, File system, and Database Design Considerations
  • Virtual Compute Design

Module 7: Designing Replication Solution

  • Host-based Replication Considerations
  • Array-based Local and Remote Replication Considerations
  • Network-based Replication Considerations
  • Replication in Virtualized Environment


Benefits architects and consultants with experience in enterprise storage who plan and design storage networking solutions in both physical and virtual environments.


Prior to attending this course, you should have attended the following course(s):

  • EMC Information Storage and Management (EMCISA)



This course is not associated with any Certification.

Course Benefits

  • Career growth
  • Broad Career opportunities
  • Worldwide recognition from leaders
  • Up-to Date technical skills
  • Popular Certification Badges
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