SAN Training I – SAN Technology Training

SF101 – Storage Technology Training I

Course Overview

SAN Training in Bangalore

Our SAN training courses prepare the student for a great career in SAN storage and data storage domain. Professionals who undergo this intensive SAN storage training course would do extremely well in SAN certification exams, SNIA certification exams and vendor’s storage certification exams (EMC certification, HP certification, Brocade certification, Netapp certification); SAN storage job interviews as well as develop an in-depth product understanding during vendor’s storage technology training courses (EMC storage training, Netapp Storage training, HP Storage training as well as training on Cisco & Brocade SAN switches).

Often people take training courses on storage products ranging from Storage switches to Arrays to Tape Devices to Storage Virtualization appliances. However, few of them really understand the gamut of storage technologies that made those products. As a result, there is an acute shortage of people in the SAN storage market who has a holistic understanding of the storage capabilities and how they relate to each other.

SAN storage training course covers various technologies in SAN (Storage Area Network) Domain. It starts with data storage, its importance and explosive growth of data. It then goes on to describe various Storage Topologies such as DAS, NAS and SAN which were evolved to support the exponential growth in data. Subsequently, it covers Fundamental Storage Protocols (SCSI, SATA, SAS, Fiber Channel, iSCSI), Block Storage Technologies (RAID, Volume Manager), Storage Virtualization, Storage and Data Management techniques.

The SAN training course is vendor neutral and it makes the attendee completely familiar with lot of technologies surrounding Storage Area Networks and various complex issues and solutions thereof due to explosive growth of data.

Course Highlights

Course Delivery

  • SAN Technology Training – I is a 100% Lecture, Problem Solving, Design and Discussion oriented program for an in-depth SAN Domain coverage. There will be no Hands-ON.
  • For Hands-ON, the student can look at SAN Technology Training – II
  • Anyone New to Storage Area Network should take both modules i.e., SAN Technology Training – I & II for a complete understanding of this vast domain
  • Location: Sanfoundry Institute, Bangalore, India

Attendees should be familiar and/or working with an IT environment of a company

Target Audience

  • IT Professional doing administration, testing, development and maintenance activities for storage hardware and/or software.
  • IT Professional planning to do CompTIA Storage+ / SNIA SCNP certification
  • IT Professional working on Cisco’s MDS & Nexus, Brocade’s Silkworm, EMC Storage, Netapp Storage, Quantum Storage, Qlogic Storage, IBM Storage and storage products by many other vendors.
  • Anyone planning to enter the Storage Networking Domain.

Fee, Schedule & Registration
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Other SAN Courses
SAN Technology Training – II – Administration

SAN Technology Training Outline

Introduction to Data-Storage
  • Importance of Data
  • Data Growth and Demands on Data
  • Storage Evolution
  • Storage Topologies
  • DAS – Advantages and Limitation
  • NAS – Advantages and Limitation
  • SAN – Advantages and Limitation
  • Comparing DAS, NAS and SAN

Storage Hardware & Ecosystem

  • Host Bus Adapters
  • SFPs, FC Cables and Connectors
  • SCSI/SATA/SAS Cables and Connectors
  • Disk Drive
  • Host Bus Adapters
  • JBODs
  • RAID Arrays
  • RAID Controllers
  • External Storage Boxes
  • Tape Drive
  • Tape Library
  • NAS Device
  • NAS Head
  • Fiber Channel Switches
  • Bridges
  • FC Appliances
  • Sample Products Datasheets

Storage Protocols

  • ATA and SATA
  • SPI – Parallel SCSI
  • Limitations of Parallel SCSI
  • SAS – Serial Attached SCSI
  • SAS Topology
  • SAS Devices
  • Benefits of SAS

Fiber Channel

  • FC Topologies
  • FC Ports
  • FC Protocol Layers
  • FC WWNs
  • FC Addresses
  • FC Frame
  • FC Flow Control
  • Zoning
  • Lun Masking
  • FC Strength and Limitation
  • iSCSI Topology
  • iSCSI Initiators and Targets
  • iSCSI Names and Addresses
  • Speeding Up iSCSI
  • iSCSI Advantages
  • iSCSI Limitation
  • Comparing Storage Protocols


  • Why RAID
  • RAID Levels
  • RAID 0 – 6, DP
  • Nested RAID Terminology
  • Comparison of RAID Levels
  • RAID Characteristics
  • RAID Performance
  • RAID in Software
  • RAID in Hardware

Storage Virtualization

  • Disk Virtualization
  • Block Virtualization
  • File Virtualization
  • Filesystem Virtualization
  • Tape Virtualization
  • Tape Library Virtualization
  • Host Based Virtualization
  • Network Based Virtualization
  • Storage Device Virtualization

Storage & Data Management

  • Why Storage Management
  • Storage Management Challenges
  • SMI-S and Benefits
  • Storage Vs Data Classification
  • Information Lifecycle Management
  • Data Classification
  • Hierarchical Storage Management
  • Data Protection
  • Data Protection Methods
  • Disaster Recovery
  • RTO and RPO
  • DR Solutions
  • Backup and Restore
  • Snapshot & CDP
  • Virtual Tape Library
  • De-duplication
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It was a wonderful course, a thorough study through the bits and pieces of Storage Devices and the other advancements in the SAN technology which was very informative for me. Well prepared slides, practical thoughts and fully interactive class.
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— Roshan - Oracle/Sun
I checked a lot of other training centers before deciding to go with Sanfoundry and am glad I did. The training was very interactive and covered the most important industry aspects of SAN technology needed currently. I admire Manish's immense knowledge on the subject and his friendly attitude.
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— Meha – BITS Pilani, Hyd
Manish has tremendous knowledge regarding SAN. Looking forward to FC Administration Courses also from him. Thanks a lot !!!
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