"Approaches to SAN management"
Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on the management considerations you need to be aware of when running your SANs. Who is in charge of the SAN? And how do you 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 the merits of automation.
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
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Now that you've listened to SAN School lessons 1-4, take the first SAN School quiz.
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Once you've viewed lessons 5-7, test your skills by taking part two of the SAN School quiz.
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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