Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks

This path is meant to enhance the knowledge base of any learner who works with cloud technologies, or wishes to begin understanding cloud deployments


Expected Duration
123 minutes

The typical SAN is deployed using Fiber Channel because it is a far better option than Ethernet. The design of an FC SAN will depend on the overall requirements. This course focuses on FC storage networking concepts and the various ways that a FC SAN network can be designed and deployed. It also focuses on FC addressing, the fabric login process, and Zoning. In addition, the FC network requires FC switches. The Cisco MDS product line is designed for this task which you will discover as well. Network Attached Storage (NAS) is also covered in this course. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals exam (210-451 CLDFND). This exam counts toward the CCNA Cloud certification.


Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts

  • start the course
  • describe Fibre Channel SAN topologies
  • describe the point-to-point topology
  • describe the arbitrated loop topology
  • describe the switched fabric topology
  • describe Cisco SAN switches
  • describe traditional SAN data center infrastructure
  • describe SAN redundant core-edge design
  • describe SAN collapsed-core design
  • describe different types of Fibre Channel ports
  • describe Fibre Channel addressing
  • describe FLOGI and the FCNS processes
  • describe fabric login
  • describe Fibre Channel flow control
  • describe how VSANs can create multiple logical SANs
  • describe how VSANs are multiple logical fabrics
  • describe the purpose and use of zoning
  • describe the purpose and use of zoning and LUN masking
  • NAS Storage Basic Concepts

  • describe NAS topologies
  • describe NFS and CIFS
  • describe NFS mount point
  • describe three different versions of NFS
  • describe securing NFS
  • Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products

  • describe the Cisco MDS products portfolio
  • describe the Cisco MDS multilayer directors
  • describe the Cisco MDS 9250i multiservice modular switch capabilities
  • describe the Cisco UCS invicta series
  • describe node and router hardware differences




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