Configure and manage a storage area network

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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine specifications for a Storage Area Network

1.1 Analyse and document client requirements.

1.2 Analyse and document the required topology to support a storage area network.

1.3 Analyse and determine the required storage capacity according to current and future business requirements.

1.4 Determine the storage protocols to be used to meet organisational requirements.

1.5 Determine the requirements for network management, backup, security and redundancy, according to organisational policy.

1.6 Analyse and recommend a SAN model based on client design requirements.

2. Configure network settings on a Storage Area Network filer/node.

2.1 Configure the initial SAN Network settings to facilitate network communication using the recommended process.

2.2 Configure Management Interface address to allow configuration of remaining network interfaces.

2.3 Create logical interfaces to support network-attached storage (NAS) protocols

2.4 Create logical interfaces to support SAN protocols

2.5 Configure virtual local area networks (VLAN) to segment the network according to the design brief

3. Provision storage

3.1 Create aggregate/s using recommended redundant array of independent disks (RAID) levels in accordance with the documented design brief.

3.2 Create logical volume/s in accordance with the documented design brief.

3.3 Create logical unit number/s (LUN) in accordance with the documented design brief.

3.4 Provision a share using NAS protocols in accordance with the documented design brief.

3.5 Provision storage using SAN protocols in accordance with the documented design brief.

4. Connect client and/or server to provisioned storage.

4.1 Connect client and/or server to shared storage using NAS protocols and verify operations.

4.2 Connect client to shared storage using SAN protocols and verify operations.

5. Configure advanced Storage Area Network Features.

5.1 Provision and test SAN based volume snapshot operations.

5.2 Provision and test SAN based data deduplication operations.

6. Configure Backup and Disaster recovery features.

6.1 Provision and test SAN based data replication operations.

6.2 Provision and test SAN based backup and restore operations.