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Host to Storage SAN Implementation

( Duration: 5 Days )

In Host to Storage SAN Implementation training course the various UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Linux), ESX Server and Windows hosts are configured to use storage through a SAN. SAN switches are administered through their GUI management tools to enable communication between the hosts and storage. EMC CLARiiON, VNX and Symmetrix storage arrays are administered through Solutions Enabler, Symmetrix Management Console, Navisphere Manager and Unisphere Manager to meet the host's needs. PowerPath is installed and configured in all the hosts for Multipathing capabilities. PowerPath Viewer is configured for a centralized view of the PowerPath environment.

By attending Host to Storage SAN Implementation workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Qualify and prepare a SAN implementation
  • Steps to install and configure a Fibre Channel and iSCSI networks
  • Connect and configure a host to a storage array
  • Configure a SAN switch and perform basic operations
  • Configure a storage array and perform basic array operations
  • Perform host configuration for drivers, multipathing, and volume and file system management
  • Complete and deliver the required implementation documentation
  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting tasks
  • Troubleshoot and correct common SAN implementation issues

An understanding of:

  • Basic UNIX and Windows administration skills on LVM implementations, software, and driver installation
  • Familiarity with B-Series, and MDS-Series switches and management tools
  • EMC storage array administration through Solutions Enabler, Navisphere Manager, Unisphere Manager, and NaviCLI
  • Familiarity with multipathing software and concepts

Anyone who will perform SAN implementation activities, including switch, host, and storage considerations.




  • Documentation Process
  • Validation Tools
  • Validating the Environment

SAN Configuration

  • Initial Switch Configuration
  • B-Series Routine Maintenance
  • MDS-Series Routine Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

Host Configuration

  • Host Considerations
  • Configuring AIX for EMC Storage
  • Configuring HP-UX for EMC Storage
  • Configuring Solaris for EMC Storage
  • Configuring Linux for EMC Storage
  • Configuring ESXi for EMC Storage
  • Booting from SAN
  • Clustering

SAN Zoning

  • Zoning
  • Troubleshooting

Storage Configuration

  • CLARiiON Configuration
  • VNX Configuration
  • Symmetrix Configuration

Volume Access

  • CLARiiON Storage Provisioning
  • VNX Storage Provisioning
  • Symmetrix Storage Provisioning
  • Device Discovery Configuration


  • N_Port ID Virtualization
  • N_Port Virtualization and Access Gateway


  • PowerPath Architecture and Theory
  • PowerPath Configuration
  • Multipathing in AIX
  • Multipathing in HP-UX
  • Multipathing in Solaris
  • Multipathing in Linux
  • Multipathing in Windows
  • Multipathing in ESXi

Logical Volume Management (LVM)

  • UNIX and Linux LVM
  • Windows LVM

Post Implementation

  • Verify the Environment
  • Documentation Process

SAN Transformation

  • Journey to the Cloud
  • Cloud Environments
  • Migrating to the Cloud

Encarta Labs Advantage

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  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 50,000 Corporate executives across the Globe
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands-on sessions

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