Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Storage Area Networking Fundamentals


LENGTH: 32 Hours (4 days)

PRICE: kr32 380,00


IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAN switches, storage, software, services and solutions to reliably bring information to people in a cost effective way. IBM provides flexible, scalable and open standards-based business-class and global enterprise-class storage networking solutions for the on demand world. This course provides an overview of storage network and data center networking technology. It reviews SAN concepts, Fibre Channel architecture, SAN topologies, IBM b-type offerings, IBM offerings from Cisco, and SAN over Ethernet architectures, such as iSCSI and FCoE.



After completing this course, you should be able to: • Classify the components of a SAN infrastructure • Appraise the Fibre Channel architecture and terms • Classify the three major components of a SAN • Differentiate the features of the IBM Storage System b-type switch offerings • Differentiate the features of the IBM offered Cisco SAN switches and directors • Evaluate the implementations of iSCSI and FCoE



This is a base course for individuals who are involved in the planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading of IBM systems.


Training Development

Kursen genomförs med certifierat material och certifierad instruktör.


Classroom (Hands-on labs)


Public or Private on-site


The following course, or equivalent knowledge, is required prior to this course: • Introduction to Storage (SS01)

For additional course information and roadmaps please visit our training site:



Day 1

Welcome• Unit 1 - SAN Concepts• Unit 2 - Fibre Channel• Unit 3 - SAN design and topology (1 of 2)

Day 2

• Unit 3 - SAN design and topology (2 of 2) (continued)• Unit 4 - IBM Fibre Channel b-type switches and directors

Day 3

• Exercise 0 - Lab setup and preliminary instructions• Exercise 1 - Switch management overview• Exercise 2 - Management software installation• Exercise 3 - Zoning configuration• Exercise 4 - Configuring the IBM Storwize V3700 storage system• Exercise 5 - V3700 storage provisioning using iSCSI• Exercise 6 - Brocade VDX fabric merging• Unit 5 - Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches and directors

Day 4

• Unit 6 - SAN over Ethernet• Exercise 7 - Basic configuration• Exercise 8 - Management tools installation• Exercise 9 - VSAN creation• Exercise 10 - Zoning configuration on Cisco• Exercise 11 - Configuring the DS3500 storage subsystem

Further Information

Prior to enrolling, IBM Employees must follow their Division/Department processes to obtain approval to attend this public training class. Failure to follow Division/Department approval processes may result in the IBM Employee being personally responsible for the class charges.

GBS practitioners that use the EViTA system for requesting external training should use that same process for this course. Go to the EViTA site to start this process:

Once you enroll in a GTP class, you will receive a confirmation letter that should show:

The current GTP list price

The 20% discounted price available to IBMers. This is the price you will be invoiced for the class.

Session Dates
Time Zone

03 apr 2023

Virtual Classroom (GMT+1)



Instructor Led Online

kr 32 380,00

15 maj 2023

Virtual Classroom (GMT+1)



Instructor Led Online

kr 32 380,00

13 nov 2023

Virtual Classroom (GMT+1)



Instructor Led Online

kr 32 380,00

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