In today’s competitive business environment, being skilled and specialized in the relevant state-of-art technology is essential. At PerfX, we aim to provide you with comprehensive classroom training solutions on the services we deal with, to help you raise your competency and retain skilled and conversant personnel.

Why 'Storage Area Network' is important?

Storage Area Network (SAN) is one of the techno-buzzwords in the Enterprise IT industry today. With the tremendous increase in the Data and its criticality; the Data Storage, Management & Security is where you may need to be specialized in, which provides an excellent career option.

This training is a jumpstart into the field of Storage Area Network (SAN), with Windows or flavors of UNIX (HPUX, Linux) as platforms. The program is designed in such a way that it does not matter whether you are a Fresher, an Intermediate or an Expert - This Program is meant for 'One & All'.

Why PerfX?

PerfX School of SAN takes you to a level of specialization in the field of Storage Area Networking. Our innovative training program in SAN-Storage Technology endow a strong foundation in vendor neutral, systems-level excellence that can help you and your organization manage IT more effectively.

Our training portfolio includes short-term and need-based training programs that would develop skilled workforce; sufficing the increasing demand for Storage Area Network (SAN) and Storage experts in Enterprise IT Business worldwide.

Our instructors are active practitioners and leading technological advisors involved in Enterprise IT industry consultant bodies, which makes us easy to transfer this leading edge technology knowledge to the scholars, from the practical point of view.

We support job-tasks with theory and integrate them in a business context.

Storage Area Network     ( SAN - Storage )

Course Objective

This course provides an in-depth knowledge on

  • Storage Area Network technology
  • Vendor neutral SAN Storages
  • SAN-Storage architecture, configuration & management
  • Fibre Channel Switches /Routers - configuration & techniques
  • Connectivity of Direct & Network storages
  • Backup and Restoration techniques,
  • Disaster Recovery methods
  • Consolidation of Storage and SAN management

Course Contents

Part 1

  1. SAN Concepts
  2. How a SAN Makes Computing Different
  3. Understanding the Benefits of a SAN

SAN Layers & Components and How They're Used

  1. The Host Layer
    • Host bus adapters
    • Gigabit gadgets: GBICs / SFPs and GLMs
  2. The Fabric Layer
    • Understanding storage fabrics
    • SAN: Hubs / Switches / Data routers
    • Cables / Cable-connector types
    • SAN ports and port naming
    • Basic SAN port modes of operation
    • Protocols used in a FC SAN
  3. The Storage Layer
    • Storage arrays: Storing your data
    • RAID: benefits / types
    • Logical Unit Numbers (LUNs)
    • Storage-array classification
    • Why Cache memory makes a difference
  4. The SAn Protocols
    • FC
    • SCSI
    • iSCSI
  5. Fibre Channel Protocols
    • The arbitrated loop
    • Loop addressing
    • The Switched Fabric
    • The fabric protocol
    • Fabric addressing

Part II

  1. SAN Topologies
    • Point-to-Point Topology
    • Arbitrated Loop Topology
    • Switched Fabric Topology
    • Basic Fabric Topologies
    • Loop-of-switches topology
    • Meshed fabric topology
    • Star topology
    • Core-edge topology
  2. Fault-tolerant loops
  3. Multipathing
  4. Secure-path
  5. Routing
  6. Zoning
  7. Maping
  8. Cascading
  9. Trunking
  10. Firmware
  11. HBA

Part III

  1. SAN-Based Backup
    • Backup policy
    • Data Replication
  2. Backup solutions
    • LAN-less backup
    • Server-less backup
    • Disk-to-disk backup
    • Snapshots /Image copy
    • Snap-Clones
    • Mirror-Clones
    • Data Replication /Remote Backup
    • Point-in-Time copy
    • Metadata /Complete copies
  3. Disaster Recovery

Part IV

  1. Approaches to SAN Management
    • Cable Management
    • SAN management software
    • Health monitoring
    • Records of events
    • Monitoring and Backup
  2. Virtualization
  3. Types of Virtualization
  4. Continuity Management

Part V

  1. Storage Technology
    • Storage Fundamentals & Concepts
    • Controller Hardware and Redundancy
    • Operator Control Panel (OCP)
    • Controller Configuration and Cabling
    • Management Module
    • Web-based OCP (WOCP)
  2. Disk Drive Technology
    • Disk Drives
    • Drive Enclosures and Configurations
    • Environmental Monitoring Unit (EMU)
    • Customer self repair operations for the drive enclosure
    • Drive enclosure indicators and connections from front and rear views
    • LED status displays and Pushbutton operations
    • Enclosure Address Bus (EAB)
  3. Tape Drive Technology
    • Tape Drives and Autoloaders
    • Tape Libraries
    • Data Management
    • Backup Softwares
  4. Storage Management Software
    • Requirements
    • Installation and Configuration
    • Launching and Functioning
    • Software Licensing
    • Firmware management
  5. Troubleshooting Techniques