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EMC-SANMgt - SAN Management (EMC-SANMgt)

  • Overview
  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
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Course Overview

Course Duration : 5 Days

Overview, MDS-Series Switch Tools, B-Series Switch Tools, SAN Management, Fabric Configuration, Interoperability Management, Virtualization, SAN Transformation, Troubleshooting and Monitoring


  • Describe the tools and methods for effective SAN Management

  • List the steps to configure a Fibre Channel, FCIP and iSCSI SAN

  • Configure SAN switches for single and multi-switch fabrics

  • Perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting tasks

  • Connect and configure Inter-Switch Links

  • Demonstrate zoning and other SAN tasks using CLI and GUI-based tools

  • Configure an Interoperable fabric

  • Configure NPIV for virtualization of SAN hosts

  • Troubleshoot and correct common SAN management issues

Who Should Attend

Benefits any storage professional who deploys and manages multi-site, multi-vendor SAN environments.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must have an understanding of:

  • SAN protocols and devices

  • EMC Storage Area Network (SAN) concepts

  • Familiarity with operating system and storage array administration

Course Objectives

Focus on Connectrix family of switches and host to storage connectivity through single and multi-vendor fabrics, Fibre Channel and iSCSI environment scenarios, as well as virtualized environments, and troubleshooting of common management issues.

Course Content

VNX Fundamentals Start here

  • Overview on VNX system features and functions, business use cases, architecture and theory of operations, VNX hardware/software options and suites, management options and capabilities (1.5 hrs)

Symmetrix VMAX Fundamentals

  • VMAX 1/2 architecture, Enginuity and I/O operations, volume types, features, management and business benefits (1.5 hrs)

PowerPath Fundamentals

  • Terminology, features, architecture, theory of operations and management (1 hr)

Connectrix Fundamentals

  • Storage connectivity overview, SAN architecture and components, SAN fabric topologies, EMC’s Connectrix range, securing a SAN, SAN management tools, IP-based SAN extension, SAN technical positioning (1.5 hrs)

Connectivity Protocols

  • Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCIP, FCoE (4 hrs)

PowerPath Configuration and Administration

  • Features and functionality of PowerPath across multiple UNIX and Windows platforms, for both VMAX 1/2 and CLARiiON storage platforms (2.5 hrs)

Connectrix B-Series Architecture & Management Overview

  • Connectrix B-Series product overview, installation and configuration, FCoE product overview, FCoE installation and configuration (2 hrs)

Connectrix MDS-Series Architecture & Management Overview

  • MDS configuration, basic implementation, and ongoing management interfaces, switch segmentation with VSANs and scalability with SAN extension

Course ID: EMC-SANMgt

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