Host to Storage SAN Implementation (MR-1CP-NSH2SIC)


Who should attend

This course is intended for anyone who configures or manages EMC Storage Arrays with open system hosts through a SAN.


To understand the content and successfully complete this course, a student must have a suitable knowledgebase/skill set. The student must have an understanding of:

  • Basic UNIX administration skills on LVM implementations, software, and driver installation
  • Basic Windows administration skills on LVM implementations, software, and driver installations
  • Familiarity with B-Series, M-Series, and MDS-Series switches, CLI and management tools
  • EMC storage array administration through Solutions Enabler, Navisphere Manager, and NaviCLI
  • Familiarity with multipathing software and concepts A list of specific prerequisite courses can be found in EMC Education Services Learning Management System.

Course Objectives

This course focuses on SAN implementation activities including SAN, switch, host, and storage considerations. The different UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Linux) and Windows hosts are configured to use storage through a SAN. SAN switches are administered through their CLI and GUI management tools to enable secure communication between the hosts and storage. EMC CLARiiON and Symmetrix storage arrays are administered through Solutions Enabler, Navisphere Manager, and NaviCLI to meet the host's needs.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe, qualify, and prepare a SAN
  • Configure all the SAN components
  • Configure a host’s connections to the SAN
  • Configure a SAN Switch and perform management operations
  • Configure a CLARiiON storage array and perform management operations
  • Configure a Symmetrix storage array and perform management operations
  • Perform advanced host operations such as multipathing with PowerPath, volume management, and file systems
  • Provide an overview of post-implementation tasks such as documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting

Course Content


These modules are designed to support the course objectives. The following modules are included in this course:

  • Pre-implementation Tasks
  • SAN and Switch Configuration
  • Host Configuration Part 1
  • Storage Configuration
  • Host Configuration Part 2
  • Advanced Topics
  • Post-implementation Tasks


Labs reinforce the information you have been taught. The labs for this course include:

  • Site Environment Qualification
  • Switch Configuration
  • Attaching Hosts and Configuring HBAs, Part 1
  • Configuring Zoning
  • Array Configurations for EMC Symmetrix
  • Array Configurations for EMC CLARiiON
  • Configuring Host Specific Files
  • Assigning Storage
  • Installing EMC PowerPath for Multipathing
  • Logical Volume Management Implementation
  • Reclaiming Storage and SAN Resources


Assessments validate that you have learned the knowledge or skills presented during a learning experience. This course includes an assessment of the participant that will be performed by the instructor, based on course objectives and lab activities.

Prices & Delivery methods

Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

  • on request

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.