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SAN School: Lesson 10

SAN School: Lesson 10

"Booting into your SAN"

Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies for a webcast on the intricacies of SAN booting. This lesson reveals the nuts and bolts of SAN booting, the benefits and how to create a boot volume.

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Why should you boot from a SAN? In lesson ten of's "SAN School" Christopher Poelker gives you a number of different reasons why booting from a SAN is beneficial. Chris also looks at which HBAs are available and might be the right fit for your organization. This lesson also walks you through the nine step process for booting a SAN -- complete with code and screen shots.

What you'll walk away with:
** Understanding server booting
** Discovering SAN boot benefits and booting concepts
** Understanding the boot BIOS
** Choosing the correct adapters
** The ability to ask Chris your specific SAN booting questions

Follow along with class with this worksheet.

Now that you've listened to SAN School lessons 1-4, take the first SAN School quiz.

Once you've viewed lessons 5-7, test your skills by taking part two of the SAN School quiz.

Christopher Poelker is a storage architect at Hitachi Data Systems. Prior to Hitachi, Chris was a lead storage architect/senior systems architect for Compaq Computer, Inc., in New York. While at Compaq, Chris built the sales/service engagement model for Compaq StorageWorks, and trained most of the company's VAR's, Channel's and Compaq ES/PS contacts on StorageWorks. Chris' certifications include: MCSE, MCT (Microsoft Trainer), MASE (Compaq Master ASE Storage Architect), and A+ certified (PC Technician).

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This was first published in May 2005

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