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SAN (storage area network) is a high-speed network of storage devices that also connects those storage devices with servers. It provides block-level storage that can be accessed by the applications running on any networked servers. SAN storage devices can include tape libraries and disk-based devices like RAID hardware.

Part 1: Fundamentals of Storage Network Foundations

  • Introduction to Storage Networking –SNIA
  • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Networking Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • SCSI & iSCSI
  • FCP, FCIP, IFCP and FCoE
  • RAID concepts and Different Raid types
  • Business Continuity
  • What is RPO & RTO
  • Virtualization

Part 2: Fiber Channel

  • Understanding Fiber channel protocol
  • Fiber channel Layers
  • Fiber channel components
  • Fiber Channel topologies & Addressing
  • Identify SAN components

Part 3: Brocade FC Switches Administration

  • Understand the Brocade Switch models
  • List basic functions and components
  • Identify Switch capabilities
  • Installation & Setup
  • Brocade zoning
  • Identify WWN, Port IDs, and Domain IDs
  • Understand the switch settings
  • Use Management Tools
  • Perform GUI configuration

Part 4: Brocade Switch Administration

  • Perform Command Line configuration
  • Managing Fabrics
  • Brocade switch Routing & Brocade trunking
  • Understand SAN topologies
  • How to upgrade SAN
  • Troubleshooting Fabrics