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13 Videos (1h 30m)
    • Introduction

      2:06
    • How to Make the Most of this Course

      3:40
    • Benefits of Centralized Storage

      10:35
    • NAS - Network Attached Storage

      8:24
    • CIFS (SMB) Configuration

      4:00
    • NFS Configuration

      2:45
    • SAN - Fibre Channel Part 1

      7:20
    • Fibre Channel Part 2

      9:56
    • Fibre Channel Part 3

      13:01
    • Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration

      3:29
    • SAN - iSCSI

      10:50
    • iSCSI Configuration

      3:18
    • SAN - FCoE Fibre Channel over Ethernet

      10:21

About This Class

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Today's data center and cloud environments have converged infrastructures and management tools, and with the advent of virtualization technologies like VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, external SAN and NAS storage is becoming standard. It's no longer possible to get by as an IT professional by knowing only servers, networking or storage, you need an understanding of all three for your career to thrive.

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand SAN and NAS storage. You'll learn the theory of the CIFS (SMB), NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE protocols, and see how to configure the storage system and connect from the client with hands-on lab demonstrations.

The lessons are vendor agnostic so they're suitable no matter who the manufacturer of your storage system is. I've used NetApp as the storage system in the live demos but the information is relevant to all vendors.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. Click the blue button to enroll and get started!

What are the requirements?

  • A basic knowledge of computer networks
  • No previous storage knowledge is necessary


What will you be able to do after taking this course?

  • Understand the basics plus more of Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage
  • Understand the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Understand the theory of the NAS protocols - CIFS (SMB) and NFS
  • Understand the theory of the SAN protocols - Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE
  • Perform a basic configuration of SAN and NAS storage on a Storage System
  • Connect to CIFS (SMB) NAS storage from a Windows client
  • Connect to NFS NAS storage from a Linux client
  • Connect to iSCSI SAN storage from a Windows client

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Neil Anderson

Building your Cloud and Data Center career

Hi, I'm Neil Anderson, and my mission is to build the best Cloud and Data Center systems engineers possible.

For the last 9 years my main focus has been delivery of technical training and development of course content for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.

I also provide consultancy support and mentoring for the services division systems engineers in the company I work for.

Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems and network engineering roles.

I've always embraced change and I've worked in contract roles for dozens of companies, big and small, and enjoyed soaking up knowledge across all areas of information technology. I'm lucky this has given me a broad perspective across server, network and storage technologies.

As well as explaining the hands-on details of each technology I teach, a key part of my role is explaining the big picture of how all the technologies fit together in real world deployments, and the best practice way to implement them.

My mission is building engineers, my passion is helping people succeed. I love to hear back from students who I've helped move on to the next level in their career. It gives me huge satisfaction to know I've played a part in them achieving their goals.

If you have any questions about Cloud, NetApp, Cisco or VMware technologies, ping me a message and I'd love to help you out. 

Specialities:
NetApp Storage
Cisco CCIE Collaboration #17108
Cloud Computing
Cisco Data Center
VMware Virtualization
CISSP Security
PRINCE2 and ITIL Certified

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