S10-201: SNIA Storage Networking Management & Administration (Course

Course Summary

This course highlights storage administration in vendor neutral terms. It covers best practices across storage capabilities and disciplines. Using a recipe format, it discusses the rationale of tasks, decisions and sequence from an operations and emergency context. It integrates them to help you support real solutions. The setting is practical and applied with the goal of helping students do their tasks within the IT storage team. In addition, the course prepares the student for the SNIA Storage Storage Networking Management & Administration SNIA S10-201 Exam.

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Overview

The Storage Administrator has emerged as a challenging role. Both business and government are on quests to acquire, retain and mine massive amounts of data. The role's challenge takes three forms: manage daily growth, implement new technology, and maintain IT governance. As a result the discipline of caring for data at rest, in transit and at the point of use has grown to be important and visible.

Annually, the storage administrator will add 52% more storage, refresh 38% of the current infrastructure, apply four microcode changes per component, do backups and perform many small changes while keeping up on new technology. They manage 81 to 125TB of usable storage per person in 25% of their time and interface with 8 to 40 people 75% of the time. The other people are indirect storage administrators including developers, application and database administrators who each spend 5-12% of their time on storage issues. Storage is a serious business.

Storage administration is not just knowledge of terms or vendor specific hardware; it is a serious process. The processes include understanding all of the administrative, monitoring, data collection, security, troubleshooting, and recovery tasks for each component. Because business depends on these storage solutions, it also requires understanding recovery at an application and database level in the context of business purpose and criticality. This course will help you take a systematic approach to administrative tasks.

Alternative Courses

S10-211 Hands-On Storage and Storage Networking Management & Administration, a.k.a., Storage and SAN Boot Camp (5 day)
S10-208 HyperTestPrep™ for SNIA Storage Networking Management & Administration S10-201 Exam
(1 day)

Expected Outcome

Pass SNIA S10-201 Exam. Understand how to build a Fibre Channel and/or iSCSI SAN, implement NAS and perform basic storage administration tasks. 

Duration

2 full days (Instructor Led), 22.5 hours + practice exercises, quizzes and exams (Online eLearning) Note: Practice questions in the course are aligned to the certification exam objectives.

Delivery Modes

Pricing (Localized per region, market and partner. Taxes may apply. Subject to change without notice. Offered price may be subject to residency status.)

Instructor Led - See "Register" for session specific pricing

 

Discount(s)

Instructor Led for AU and US - 5% advance, prepaid registration discount, 21 calendar days before session start date.

Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to develop technique the storage infrastructure using current and emerging technologies. It will also help you to ask the right questions of others with storage responsibilities. The course provides a set of practical approaches required to help new and experienced storage administrators and managers do their job better. Objectives include:

Audience

Everyone responsible for storage service delivery and support for new and existing storage products and services; this typically includes both new and experienced development, administration, implementation, delivery, support and management staff. Staff members required to complete the internationally recognized SNIA S10-201 Storage Management & Administration examination will find this course essential.

 

Prerequisites

S10-100 or S10-101 Storage Network Fundamentals and/or equivalent experience. A basic level of IT literacy including at least six (6) months experience in IT and/or Storage Networking Operations. Advanced computer skills and knowledge in at least one operating system. Technical skills as a team member to develop complex solutions. A course specific non-disclosure agreement is required to attend this course.

Next Courses

 

Course Contents

Storage Network Administration - Identify criteria and steps used when planning for growth in a Fibre Channel SAN. Describe steps for allocating storage in a SAN. Create storage layouts using criteria including partitioning, data protection and security. Identify and plan for connectivity. Create SAN implementation policy objectives. Determine port assignments.

Applied Fibre Channel Protocol - Describe the process steps required to bring a SAN environment from an uncontrolled to controlled status. Troubleshoot SAN failures caused by configuration errors. Discuss the port login, fabric login and process login as they relate to common implementation trouble shooting issues.

Performance - Describe methods of assessing the performance of a storage network. Develop and follow steps leading to problem resolution. Identify capacity and throughput problems. Demonstrate understanding of performance considerations of the fabric when used to interconnect arrays (internal and external) and the impact on caching, connectivity, and bandwidth. Establish performance baselines. Describe monitoring for storage device ports and ISLs. Determine the bandwidth requirements, impact of local and remote replication techniques on local and extended fabrics.

Business Continuance - Identify methods of implementing business recovery solutions using Fibre channel extension. Describes component used as part of a business continuance solution. Select information protection solutions using Fibre Channel. Identify the steps required to implement clustering, in particular, preventing single points of failure. Demonstrate how to perform data transfers, migrations and replication.

Storage Network Management - Optimize redundancy within a switched environment. Describe HBA configuration parameters and their importance and relationships. Determine methodologies or tools to troubleshoot volume management issues. Identify steps used to configure a switch in an existing fabric. Determine reasons add or remove ISLs. Identify the processes that occur on a switch during a fabric merge. Calculate storage network device latency and propagation delay. Identify performance considerations of fan-in, fan-out and homogenous OS access. Describe the advantages and disadvantages to ISL over-subscription. Describe distance limitations between long-wave and short-wave fibre at various speeds. Identify the steps required to assign a LUN to a fibre-channel port using SMI-S specific language. Discuss the process of used to create and modify zones and zone sets. Identify steps to expose a LUN to a specific host HBA and its implications on the fabric. Identify possible zoning conflicts that could cause fabric segmentation. Determine methodologies or tools to troubleshoot zoning issues. Describe the steps required to effectively monitor capacity.

Manage NFS and CIFS Infrastructure - Implement network attached storage. Identify steps establish NDMP. Discuss and identify bottlenecks and determine how to correct. Identify user management procedures. Implement automated procedures including virus scan, file replication and deduplication.

Backup and Recovery - Identify steps to restore data from a backup. Discuss and identify bottlenecks and how to correct them as it pertains to backup and recovery. Analyze backup configurations to identify potential problems. Determine database components and configurations to satisfy a backup and recovery solution. Identify steps to track error logs within the operating system for backup and recovery messages.

Fibre Channel Security - Implement port authentication protocols. Identify steps to secure a fabric. Discuss the differences between hard and soft zoning with respect to security. Configure secure management access to Fibre switches.

 

Examination

S10-201 Examinations leading to SNIA CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER (SCSE) are held on all continents. Possession of this certificate is mandatory for all candidates who wish to reach 'full certification' as a SNIA CERTIFIED STORAGE NETWORKING EXPERT.
Persons holding this certification tend to earn 15% more than their counterparts in the storage community without the credential, and 25% more than the local average compensation for IT personnel in their market.

Certificate Advantages

 

Schedule - Ask, if you do not see a session in your area.

Australia (see also New Zealand)

Course ID

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Format

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Location/Region

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S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 FRI Melbourne Sched
S10-208  007078 ILT 01-Apr-11 FRI Melbourne Open
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 FRI Melbourne Sched
S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Perth Demand
S10-208  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Perth Demand
S10-201  006866 ILT 17-Jan-11 to 18-Jan-11 MON Sydney Open
S10-208  006867 ILT 19-Jan-11 WED Sydney Open
S10-211  007097 ILT 04-Apr-11 to 08-Apr-11 MON Sydney Open

Brazil

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S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Belo Horizonte Demand
S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Brasilia Demand
S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Porto Alegre Demand
S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Rio de Janeiro Demand
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON São Paulo Demand
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 2011-Q2 MON São Paulo Sched
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 21-Feb-11 to 25-Feb-11 MON São Paulo Open

Canada

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S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Calgary, AB Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Calgary, AB Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Calgary, AB Sched
S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Edmonton, AB Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Edmonton, AB Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Edmonton, AB Sched
S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Montréal, QB Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Montréal, QB Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Montréal, QB Sched
S10-201  006950 ILT 14-Feb-11 to 15-Feb-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-211  006951 ILT 14-Feb-11 to 18-Feb-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-201  007223 ILT 16-May-11 to 17-May-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-211  007224 ILT 16-May-11 to 20-May-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-208  007225 ILT 18-May-11 MON Ottawa, ON Open
S10-201  007226 ILT 18-May-11 to 19-May-11 MON Toronto, ON Open
S10-211  007227 ILT 18-May-11 to 22-May-11 MON Toronto, ON Open
S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Vancouver, BC Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Vancouver, BC Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Vancouver, BC Sched

China

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S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Beijing Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Beijing Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Beijing Sched
S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Shanghai Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Shanghai Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q3 MON Shanghai Sched
S10-201  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Hong Kong Sched
S10-208  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Hong Kong Sched
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Hong Kong Sched

Costa Rica

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S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON San José Demand
S10-208  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON San José Demand
S10-211  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON San José Demand

India (please check back often, as new batches form quickly)

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S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Bangalore Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Bangalore Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Bangalore Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Chennai Demand
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Chennai Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Chennai Demand
S10-201  007038 ILT 14-Mar-11 to 15-Mar-11 MON Delhi Open
S10-208  007039 ILT 19-Mar-11 MON Delhi Open
S10-211  007040 ILT 14-Mar-11 to 18-Mar-11 MON Delhi Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Hyderabad Demand
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Hyderabad Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Hyderabad Demand
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Kolkata Demand
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Kolkata Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Kolkata Demand
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Mumbai (Bombay) Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Mumbai (Bombay) Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Mumbai (Bombay) Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Pune Demand
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Pune Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Pune Demand

Israel

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S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON B'nei-Brak Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON B'nei-Brak Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON B'nei-Brak Open

Malaysia (see also Singapore; course locations alternate between Singapore and Malaysia quarterly)

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S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Cyberjaya Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Cyberjaya Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Cyberjaya Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Kuala Lumpur Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Kuala Lumpur Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Kuala Lumpur Open

Mexico

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S10-201  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Mexico City Open
S10-208  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Mexico City Open
S10-211  000000 ILT 2011-Q2 MON Mexico City Open

New Zealand (see also Australia)

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S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Auckland Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Auckland Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Auckland Open

Singapore (see also Malaysia; course locations alternate between Singapore and Malaysia quarterly)

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S10-201  000000 ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Singapore Open
S10-208  000000 ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Singapore Open
S10-211  000000 ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Singapore Open

United Kingdom (In UK the course is 4 days)

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S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Shifnal, Shropshire Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Shifnal, Shropshire Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Shifnal, Shropshire Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON London Demand
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON London Demand
S10-211  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON London Demand

United States  (updates appear on Tuesday morning)

In the states we limited our posted schedule because most of the time, people ask for a course and then we work out an acceptable date and location between them. We are very flexible. Just send an email to: training.us@knowledgetransfer.net.

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S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Atlanta, GA Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Atlanta, GA Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Atlanta, GA Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Austin, TX Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Austin, TX Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Austin, TX Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Boston, MA Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Boston, MA Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Boston, MA Open
S10-201  007013 ILT 07-Mar-11 to 08-Mar-11 MON Chicago, IL Open
S10-208  007014 ILT 09-Mar-11 MON Chicago, IL Open
S10-211  007015 ILT 07-Mar-11 to 11-Mar-11 MON Chicago, IL Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Dallas, TX Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Dallas, TX Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Dallas, TX Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Denver, CO Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Denver, CO Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT On Demand, Ask MON Denver, CO Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Madison, WI Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Miami, FL Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Miami, FL Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Miami, FL Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Minneapolis, MN Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Minneapolis, MN Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Minneapolis, MN Open
S10-201  006931 ILT 07-Feb-11 to 08-Feb-11 MON Nashville, TN Private
S10-208  006932 ILT 09-Feb-11 MON Nashville, TN Private
S10-211  000000 ILT On Demand, Ask MON Nashville, TN Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Orlando, FL Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Orlando, FL Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Orlando, FL Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Princeton, NJ Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Princeton, NJ Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Princeton, NJ Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Seattle, WA Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Seattle, WA Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Seattle, WA Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 28-Feb-11 to 01-Mar-11 MON Tampa, FL Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 02-Mar-11 WED Tampa, FL Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 28-Feb-11 to 04-Mar-11 MON Tampa, FL Open
S10-201  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Washington, DC Open
S10-208  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Washington, DC Open
S10-211  00xxxx ILT 00-Xxx-11 to 00-Xxx-11 MON Washington, DC Open

Venezuela (coming soon)

Course ID

Session

Format

Dates

First Day

Location/Region

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S10-101  000000 ILT 2011-Q1 - Caracas Sched

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