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SN71DG - Storage Area Networking Fundamentals


Duration: 4 days

IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAN switches, storage, software, services and solutions to reliably bring information to people in a cost effective way. IBM provides flexible, scalable and open standards-based business-class and global enterprise-class storage networking solutions for the on demand world.
This course provides an overview of storage network and data center networking technology. It reviews SAN concepts, Fibre Channel architecture, SAN topologies, IBM b-type offerings, IBM offerings from Cisco, and SAN over Ethernet architectures, such as iSCSI and FCoE.



After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Classify the components of a SAN infrastructure
  • Appraise the Fibre Channel architecture and terms
  • Classify the three major components of a SAN
  • Differentiate the f
  • Content

    Unit 1 - SAN Concepts
    Unit 2 - Fibre Channel
    Unit 3 - SAN design and topology

    Unit 4 - IBM Fibre Channel b-type switches and directors

    • Exercise 1 - Switch management overview
    • Exercise 2 - Zone configuration using Web Tools
    • Exercise 3 - Configure a Spectrum Virtualize storage system
    • Exercise 4 - Zone configuration with CLI
    • Exercise 5 - SAN Domain Fabrics
    • Exercise 6 - Boot from SAN

    Unit 5 - Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches and directors

    Unit 6 - SAN over Ethernet

    • Exercise 7 - Cisco MDS basic configuration
    • Exercise 8 - Cisco management tool installation
    • Exercise 9 - VSAN configuration
    • Exercise 10 - Define zone configuration on Cisco
    • Exercise 11 - Configuring DS3524 storage device
    • Exercise 12 - iSCSI configuration


    This is a base course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM systems.



    The following course, or equivalent knowledge, is required prior to this course:

  • Introduction to Storage (SS01G)
  • Certification


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