Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage | Neil Anderson | Skillshare
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13 Lessons (1h 30m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. How to Make the Most of this Course

    • 3. Benefits of Centralized Storage

    • 4. NAS - Network Attached Storage

    • 5. CIFS (SMB) Configuration

    • 6. NFS Configuration

    • 7. SAN - Fibre Channel Part 1

    • 8. Fibre Channel Part 2

    • 9. Fibre Channel Part 3

    • 10. Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration

    • 11. SAN - iSCSI

    • 12. iSCSI Configuration

    • 13. SAN - FCoE Fibre Channel over Ethernet


About This Class


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