Features

Features

SAN technology and arrays

  • SAN School: Lesson 10

    Christopher Poelker, co-author, "Storage Area Networks for Dummies" holds Lesson 10 of SAN School 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.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 14

    At some point, trouble will arise with your storage area network. Co-author of "SAN for Dummies" Alex Nikitin helps you check for connectivity problems, using system error logs and switch logging.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 11

    Join Alex Nikitin, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what point-in-time copy is, how to figure space requirements, what you need to know about creating snapshots and what software-based copy solutions are available.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 3

    Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what makes a SAN go. This lesson explores Fibre Channel protocols, World Wide Names and how SAN fabric addressing works.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 8

    To create a full scale network you will probably have to tie your SANs together. Lesson 8 of SearchStorage.com's "SAN School" looks at how to extend the SAN, connectivity between SANs and SAN islands, IP storage, virtualization (in-band, out-of-band...  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 1

    Do you need a SAN? Lesson #1 explores what a SAN is, the basic benefits of a SAN and which applications are best suited for a SAN.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 4

    Join Christopher Poelker, co-author of Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on what makes a SAN stop. This lesson explores the things that cause problems in SAN operations.  Continue Reading

  • 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 ...  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 13

    Lesson 13 of SAN School takes a look at your storage outsourcing options. This chapter is devoted to SLAs, creating RFPs, and how to work with vendors and consultants.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 2

    Join Christopher Poelker, co-author, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, for a lesson on SAN basics. This lesson defines SAN components and their uses, as well as an in-depth look at storage arrays and RAID.  Continue Reading

  • SAN School: Lesson 6

    One of the main selling points for implementing a storage area network (SAN) are all of the disaster recovery features one provides. In this lesson, Christopher Poelker delineates considerations for building a basic disaster recovery plan.  Continue Reading

  • Storage University

    If you are new to the storage industry or looking to brush up on the basics, look no further than Storage University. SearchStorage.com has compiled three easy-to-follow tutorials on storage area networks (SANs), backup and storage management. These...  Continue Reading

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