SAN and Storage Fundamentals (SFUN)

Course Description Schedule

Course Overview

This course gives an overview of the design and concepts of storage technology as well as covering vendor specific features and protocols.

Who should attend

Entry level storage technicians who need an overview of the structure and concepts of modern storage technologies.


Networking & TCP/IP Fundamentals (NWF) and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Fundamentals (TTCP) or similar knowledge of networking technologies.

Course Content

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Storage media
    • Small Computer System Interface (SCSI)
    • Fiber Channel (FC)
    • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
    • (Serial) Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA/SATA)
    • Solid State Drive (SSD) and Flash
    • Tape
    • Tiering
      • Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM)
      • Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)
      • AutoTiering
      • Virtual Storage Tiering
    • Efficiency
      • Compression
      • Dedupe
      • Cloning
      • Storage Virtualization
  • Storage types and protocols
    • DAS
    • NAS
      • Ethernet (Medium)
      • Network File System (NFS)
      • HTTP Representational State Transfer (REST)
      • Server Message Block (SMB)/ Common Internet File System (CIFS)
    • SAN
      • Fiber Channel (Medium)
      • Fiber Channel Protokoll (FCP), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
      • SCSI via IP (iSCSI)
    • Unified Storage
      • Gateway
      • Unified
    • Objects
    • Cloud
      • Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI)
  • Backup/DR
    • local
      • Snapshot-Space (COW – Copy-on-Write, COFW – Copy-on-First-Write)
      • Pointerbased
    • remote
      • Synchronicity (sync, semi-sync, asynchron, log-shipping)
      • Methodology (BCV – Business Continuancy Volumes, Mirror, Vault)
    • Cloud
    • immutable
  • Security, Monitoring and Management
    • Security
      • Design
      • In-Flight (IP-SEC, NFS-Kerberos/Privacy)
      • At-Rest (Encrypting Disks, Cryptainer)
    • Monitoring
      • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    • Management
      • Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
  • Vendor comparison
    • SAN (EMC Clariion, EMX VMAX, NetApp FAS/V-Series 7-Mode, NetApp E-Series)
    • NAS (EMC Celerra VNX/VNXe, NetApp FAS/V-Series 7-Mode, HDS BlueArc)
    • Scale-Out (IBM SONAR, EMC Isilon, NetApp FAS Cluster-Mode, HP Ibrix, Panasas, Dell Exanet, Lustre, NetApp StorageGrid & E-Series)
    • Integrated Stacks (Dell vStart, HP VirtualSystem, NetApp/Cisco FlexPod & ExpressPod, VCE block)
Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 2,595.-
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Online Training
Modality: L
Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 2,595.-
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