Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage

Everything you need to understand and work with centralised storage – Fast!
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Intro to SAN and NAS Storage course reviews
Steve Charl Tolmay
“Great course, I gained so much understanding on this subject. It was fun to listen to and the real world examples are greatly appreciated.”

- Steve Charl Tolmay

The 2nd top hit for ‘Cloud Computing’ on Google says ‘Cloud computing is a general term for the delivery of hosted services over the internet.’ Unfortunately, that definition is completely wrong.
This course is designed to clear up the many misunderstandings about Cloud Computing and to give you a crystal clear and easy to understand explanation of exactly what it is, how it works, the different options available, the advantages provided and how much it’s going to cost.
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.
As a student in this course, you will get an answer to every question you ask. I love interaction with my students- anything you want to know, please ask. You can contact me at Thanks for taking the time to read about the course.
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What are the requirements?

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

What will you be able to do after taking this course?

  • Understand the basics plus more of Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage
  • Understand why we use centralised storage
  • Understand the difference between SAN and NAS
  • Understand the theory of the NAS protocols - SMB, CIFS and NFS
  • Understand the theory of the SAN protocols - Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE and NVMeOF
  • Perform a basic configuration of SAN and NAS storage on a Storage System
  • Connect to CIFS (SMB) NAS storage from a Windows client
  • Connect to NFS NAS storage from a Linux client
  • Connect to iSCSI SAN storage from a Windows client
You can take Introduction to SAN and NAS Storage from home or anywhere in the world.
Student can study from home or anywhere
You have permanent lifetime access to all the course material so you can go at your own pace and do the lessons on your schedule. You can work through the entire program from start to finish, or pick and choose individual tutorials and configuration demos as and when you need them.
Neil Anderson

Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Neil Anderson. My main focus since 2007 has been development and delivery of technical training 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 Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems engineering roles. I love sharing my knowledge and can’t wait to help you take your career to the next level.
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Course Curriculum

What is Centralised Storage?
The Benefits of SAN and NAS Storage
Storage Media Types
Comparing SAN and NAS Storage
SMB and CIFS: Overview and Configuration
NFS: Overview and Configuration
Fibre Channel Part 1 – FCP and WWPN Addressing
Fibre Channel Part 2 – Security: Zoning and LUN Masking
Fibre Channel Part 3 – The Fabric Login
Fibre Channel Part 4 – Redundancy and Multipathing
FCoE Overview
Fibre Channel and FCoE Configuration
iSCSI Overview
iSCSI Configuration
NVMeOF Overview
Object Storage Overview
Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructure HCI Overview
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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s self-paced training — you can watch the videos whenever and wherever is best for you.
The course is an hour long, students typically complete it in one sitting.
Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.
Yes, you can install the Teachable app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and quizzes and watch them offline. All of the study notes are provided as downloadable PDFs.
Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.
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I’d love to be able to provide consultancy for individual production environments but I’m unable to take on new clients right now sorry.
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