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Whickencrap Seniorius Lurkius Registered: Feb 16, Posts: Whittey Ars Tribunus Militum Registered: I’m about a month away from starting a new job where I’ll be exposed to SANs.

Best resources for learning SANs

If bbcfp are going to do IBM stuff, they also have simulators for their Storwize products. Mar 12, Posts: Any advise will be much appreciated. Thu Aug 27, 6: Also to start managing netapp?

Can I nibble this thread for folks wanting to get into things a bit deeper? Tue Aug 18, 3: May 16, Posts: I went deeper and did the Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator, but that’s probably overkill unless you have a lot of hardware and complexity in your fabrics.


Mon Aug 31, 3: Some people equate hard zoning to port zoning because it was a restriction.

Wed Aug 26, 2: Feb 17, Posts: Sun Aug 09, Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. The best way to learn is to start doing though. I’ve never heard of “soft zoning” and I’m a storage admin since !

Oct 25, Posts: Most people call the array the SAN and forget about the networking. Wed Aug 26, Jul 14, Posts: You need to remember there are two parts to a SAN Brocade has certifications that are actually fairly well recognized in terms of Fiber Channel and SANs I’m trying to remember when the old school Brocade switches went away and I’m thinking it was later than that.

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Mon Aug 10, 2: Wed Aug 26, 1: Brocade has some free education on their site. Jun 24, Posts: Just sign up and spend 4 years looking for it. Early on anytime you did wwn based zoning this was soft zoning Post 2Gb WWN based zoning was enforced by the asic until you hit a point where you had too many entries in your zoning database and the asic couldn’t conitnue to enforce this. May 31, Posts: Dec 3, Posts: Sep 9, Posts: This blog has some good reads on Brocade stuff as well.


You could still send a packet directly to another host by knowing it’s destination FCID. Ah the old soft hard zoneing terminaology Tue Aug 18, 2: So thinking back it still probably a thing but was mostly around the 1gb to 2gb transition Tue Aug 11, 8: Fri Aug 28, 9: Mon Aug 10, 4: Mon Aug 31, 1: It may be frombut the concepts haven’t nktshell much: That course sets you up to really understand the nuts and bolts of what’s happening under the covers when you assign someone a LUN or zone a server to a storage port.

Download some storage software and start using it. So many memories though Mar 11, Posts: Feb bfp, Posts: