SN71DG: Storage Area Networking Fundamentals

IBM Systems Training

on February 14, 2022

      

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Table of Contents

  1. Short Summary
  2. Duration
  3. Content Description
  4. Objectives
  5. Agenda
  6. Audience
  7. Skill Level
  8. Labs?
  9. Keywords
  10. Prerequisites
  11. Enrollment
  12. Errata
  13. Follow-on Courses

Short Summary

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

Duration in Hours ⌚

32.0

Content Description

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.

Objectives

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 features of the IBM Storage System b-type switch offerings

• Differentiate the features of the IBM offered Cisco SAN switches and directors

• Evaluate the implementations of iSCSI and FCoE

Agenda

Recommended Agenda

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

Audience

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

Labs? 💻

N

Keywords

Storage Area Network; SAN b-type; VSAN zoning; SN71; fibre;SN71D; SN71DG

Prerequisites

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

• Introduction to Storage (SS01G)

Enrollment

https://www.ibm.com/training/course/SN71DG

Errata

None specified.

Follow-on Courses

None


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