Storage Area Networks

Storage Area Networks

Proficiency Level 1
Basic Understanding

Describes basic fiber channel concepts, functions and terminology.

Identifies basic components and configurations of fiber channels.

Documents basic procedures for SAN/NAS administration.

Explains storage area networks as well as related computer and network interfaces and protocols.

Proficiency Level 2
Working Experience

Assists in deploying storage area networks in a homogeneous server environment.

Participates in basic commands and utilities for SAN/NAS administration and management.

Implements relevant standards and procedures for managing shared resources for storage area networks.

Works with basic troubleshooting and diagnostic tools of storage area networks.

Cites examples of common problems and typical solutions for storage area networks.

Proficiency Level 3
Extensive Experience

Installs and supports heterogeneous storage area networks.

Trains others on SAN/NAS management and configuration tools.

Supervises the design and configuration of complex SAN or NAS systems.

Compares and contrasts fiber channel topologies such as point-to-point and switched fabric.

Evaluates opportunities and threats associated with SAN/NAS technologies.

Implements resource sharing technologies at the logical, physical and application level.

Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert

Conducts training on the design and implementation of SAN/NAS systems.

Monitors the marketplace and industry for network storage developments.

Analyzes cost/benefit tradeoffs of alternative SAN/NAS technologies.

Defines and monitors best practices for SAN/NAS design and management.

Describes SAN/NAS-readiness certification process from storage systems suppliers.

Evaluates multiple storage area network vendors’ product solutions; makes recommendations.

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