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 ...

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