Chapter 2. Planning Xsan Deployments
This chapter takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Plan the layout and organization of a SAN
Identify the system requirements for Xsan 2 and the Fibre Channel components necessary for an Xsan deployment
Learn Ethernet and fiber cable distance limits
Understand Ethernet and Fibre Channel GBIC compatibilities
Identify the storage devices supported by Xsan 2
Identify the benefits of deploying Domain Name Services, directory services, and a central time server with Xsan 2
Determine the setup and performance characteristics of various Xsan 2 volume configurations
Consider the factors involved in setting up Xsan 2 volumes
It’s easy to add storage to an existing Xsan SAN, but reorganizing a SAN after you’ve ...