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SAN School: Lesson 12

SAN School: Lesson 12

"Approaches to SAN management"

Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies for a webcast on the management considerations you need to be aware of when running your SANs. Who is in charge of the SAN, how to properly document your cables, managing tools and fabrics. This is a top down look at SAN management.

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Lets face it -- managing complex SANs is tough. Even creating a topology of your environments is a challenge. In Lesson 12 of "SearchStorage.com's "SAN School" professor Alex Nikitin shows you how to think about approaching SAN management from a systems level as opposed to a component level. He'll discuss what a solid SAN framework will give you and how you can match up your management process with the goals of the business unit. Lesson 12 also covers what the merits of automation are.

What you'll walk away with:
** Understanding the need for SAN Management practices
** Using a "framework" of software to handle it all
** What does a good SAN Management framework do for you?
** Automating SAN Management tasks
** The ability to ask Alex your specific SAN management questions
 

Follow along with class with this worksheet.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART I -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Now that you've listened to SAN School lessons 1-4, take the first SAN School quiz.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART II -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Once you've viewed lessons 5-7, test your skills by taking part two of the SAN School quiz.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART III -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Once you've viewed lessons 8-11, test your skills by taking the SAN School Quiz 

About Alex Nikitin:
Alex Nikitin is District Storage Manager for HDS as well as co-author of "SANs for Dummies."

 

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This was first published in May 2005

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