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SAN School: Lesson 10

"Booting into your SAN"

Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson 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 10 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 adapter

Get the Lesson 10 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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