What You’ll Learn
Examine Fibre Channel services such as login processes, name server, addressing, loop initialization and arbitration, frame routing, and registered state change notification as they relate to configuring the SAN infrastructure
Plan for the implementation of SAN interconnect components, such as Fibre Channel HBAs, the IBM TotalStorage SAN switches and directors and the Cisco directors and switches by reviewing their default configurations and assessing tailoring options
Plan for the Implementation of resource access control to ensure data integrity by using zoning interfaces in the IBM TotalStorage SAN switches and directors and the Cisco MDS 9000 directors and switches
Interpret topology, routing, and trunking data displayed by switch management interfaces for a given fabric
Describe Converged Enhanced Ethernet
Explain why Converged Enhanced Ethernet is needed
Describe the additional capability Converged Enhanced Ethernet provides
Compare the overhead for SCSI traffic using Fibre Channel over Ethernet, TCP/IP, and fibre
Describe the basics of Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of Fibre channel over Ethernet
Explain the different terminology used with Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Describe the challenges associated with data center networking and the need for switch network convergence
Describe the DCN, j-type, b-type, and Cisco switches
Discuss when one switch solution would be better for a given circumstance
Who Needs to Attend
This intermediate course is for personnel who are assessing and planning to deploy a storage area network.

Completion of course Introduction to Storage Networking (SN700) or equivalent knowledge base is a must. This course assumes that you understand basic SAN knowledge.

Follow-On Courses
IBM Storwize V7000 Implementation Workshop (SSE1G)
IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Implementation Workshop (SSG0G)
Course Outline
Day 1

Unit 1: Evolution of storage area networks
Unit 2: Fibre Channel
Day 2

Unit 3: Fibre Channel switches and directors: Brocade (b-type)
Unit 4: Brocade DCFM
Day 3

Day 4

Unit 5: Fibre Channel switches and directors: Cisco MDS
Day 5

Unit 6: Converged Enhanced Ethernet
Unit 7: Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Unit 8: Data center networking.

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