SAN School: Lesson 7

If you are ready to implement your SAN, this lesson is for you. The lesson covers how to choose which applications/servers belong in your SAN, installing HBAs, loading firmware, starting drivers, setting the topology, testing for connectivity and zone types.

SAN"Putting it all together"

Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on how you can put all the pieces of your SAN together.

More about "Lesson 7: Putting it all together"
SAN School lessons one through six were all about education and planning -- now it's time to put that knowledge to practical use. Lesson 7 guides you through putting all of the components of a SAN together to form a living, working network. If you are ready to implement your SAN, this lesson is for you. We'll cover how to choose which applications/servers belong in your SAN, installing HBAs, loading firmware, starting drivers, setting the topology, testing for connectivity and zone types.

What you'll walk away with:
** How to configure your servers' OS for a SAN
** Setting up HBAs in your server
** Installing SAN switches
** Fundamental zoning techniques

Get the Lesson 7 worksheet.

Take the first SAN School quiz.

***TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF PART 2 -- TAKE OUR QUIZ***
Once you've viewed lessons 5-7, 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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