About this Course

Code TPHH703S
Duration 3 Days

The SAN Infrastructure and Solutions training focuses on implementing HP Storage storage area networks (SANs) according to HP guidelines. This course is designed to provide you with the foundation needed to design, implement, and service a high-availability heterogeneous SAN.

SAN architecture is the overall design or structure of a storage area network solution. It includes one or more fabrics each of which has a topology. Fabric topology refers to the layout of switches that form a fabric.At the completion of this course, you should be able to implement a small heterogeneous HP StorageWorks Fibre Channel SAN using rules in the HP StorageWorks SAN Design Reference Guide.


  • This course is intended for partners, customers and employees who provide installation and/or operational support assistance for HP Storage SANs


To attend this course you should have knowledge of

  • Microsoft Windows administration.
  • HP-UX, Linux, or OpenVMS administration.
  • SCSI, RAID, Fibre Channel, and backup technologies.
  • SAN architecture and function.

You also should have taken the following courses or have equivalent field experience

  • HP Storage Enterprise Virtual Array Family Service and Support.
  • Introduction to SANs.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Describe the HP StorageWorks switches designed for Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), including: B-Series, C-Series, 8GB Simple SAN Connection.
  • Explain how data flows in B-Series, C-Series and 8/20Q switched fabrics.
  • Identify configurations and considerations for interoperable fabrics.
  • List general guidelines for implementing a SAN and verifying installation steps.
  • Describe and use the StorageWorks Fabric Manager, Data Center Fabric Manager and Cisco Fabric Manager.
  • Describe StorageWorks Enterprise Backup Solutions (EBS) and the SAN fabric topology it support.
  • Discuss zoning considerations for B-Series, C-Series and 8/20Q swtiches.
  • Identify factors to consider when designing a SAN.
  • Describe support for booting from HP SANs on various platforms.
  • Use SAN tools and software to manage a SAN.
  • Discuss the methodology used to troubleshoot issues in a SAN.

3 Days


This is a QA approved partner course

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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