Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage

Understand the basics plus more of Storage Area Networks SAN and Network Attached Storage NAS
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5,292 ratings)
55,729 students
Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5,292 ratings)
55,729 students
Understand the basics plus more of Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage
Be a more rounded and effective member of an IT team
Understand the difference between SAN and NAS
Connect to CIFS (SMB) NAS storage from a Windows client
Connect to NFS storage from a Linux client
Connect to iSCSI storage from a Windows client
Understand the intracacies of Fibre Channel SAN
Understand Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE
Perform a basic configuration of SAN and NAS storage on a NetApp storage system

Requirements

  • A basic knowledge of computer networks
  • No previous storage knowledge is necessary

Description

Today's data center and cloud environments have converged infrastructures and management tools, and with the advent of virtualization technologies like VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V, external SAN and NAS storage is becoming a standard. It's no longer possible to get by as an IT professional by knowing only servers, networking or storage, you need an understanding of all three for your career to thrive.

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand SAN and NAS storage. You'll learn the theory of the CIFS (SMB), NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI and FCoE protocols, and see how to configure the storage system and connect from the client with hands-on lab demonstrations.

The lessons are vendor agnostic so they're suitable no matter who the manufacturer of your storage system is. I've used NetApp as the storage system in the live demos but the information is relevant to all vendors.

A verifiable course certificate stating you have completed this training will be provided at the end of the course. This will prove to potential future employers that you have the basic storage knowledge necessary to be an effective member of their IT team, and the motivation  to complete further training and be a real asset to their company.

As a student in this course, you will get an answer to every question you ask in the Ask Question section. I love interaction with my students- anything you want to know, please ask.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the blue button at the top of the page to enroll and get started!


Who this course is for:

  • IT professionals or enthusiasts who want to understand SAN and NAS storage

Course content

7 sections • 21 lectures • 3h 35m total length
  • How to Make the Most of this Course
    03:05
  • The Udemy Interface
    03:24

Instructor

Building your Cloud and Data Center career
Neil Anderson
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Hi, I'm Neil Anderson, and my mission is to build the best Cloud and Data Center systems engineers possible.

I dropped out of school with no qualifications or future plans at the age of 15. When I got a little bit older and wiser I realised I should make a career for myself so I pulled myself up by learning about IT technologies through books and online resources. It’s my passion now to help you do the same.

You know how some instructors seem to get a kick out of making things complicated to make themselves look smarter than you? I love to make things as easy to understand as possible and seeing you get that lightbulb moment.

I'm proud of my 'Top Responder' tag on Udemy and unless I'm on an international flight I'll personally answer your questions within 24 hours. I genuinely care about giving you the best experience possible, both in the quality of my training and in ongoing support. 

Nothing makes me feel better than hearing back from students who I've helped move on to the next level in their career. It gives me huge satisfaction to know I've played a part in you achieving your goals.


My experience:

For the last 9 years my main focus has been delivery of technical training and development of course content for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout the Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world.

I also provide consultancy to clients and mentoring for the systems engineers in the company I work for.

Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems and network engineering and IT management roles.

If you have any questions about Cloud, NetApp, Cisco or VMware technologies, ping me a message and I'd love to help you out. 


Specialities:

NetApp Storage
Cisco CCIE #17108
Cloud Computing
Data Center
VMware Virtualization
CISSP Security
PRINCE2 Project Management
ITIL Certified