Course ID 00729670
Course format WBT
Typical Course length 1 day 4 hours
Delivery languages English
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Course description

This course teaches you to plan and design HP storage area networks (SANs) according to HP guidelines. It includes the Fabric topology of switches that form a fabric. This course is designed to provide you with the foundation needed to plan and design a high availability heterogeneous SAN.
The Designing HP SAN Networking Solutions training contains new product information updates for the HP H-series fabric switches and Converged Storage platforms.

Who should attend

The ideal candidate is a presales professional who provides the technical support needed during the planning and design of HP small to medium business (SMB) and enterprise storage products and solutions. This training is important for a channel partner organization and members of an HP sales team looking to increase its sales of HP storage solutions. Individual customers who are members of an internal purchasing team defining business needs and proposing solutions within an organization would also find value in this training.


For specific prerequisites and requirements to achieve any of the related certifications, see the certification description on the HP ExpertOne website.


After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:
  • Describe the HP SAN switches designed for Fibre Channel storage area networks (SANs), including B-Series, C-Series, H-Series and 8GB Simple SAN Connection
  • Discuss zoning considerations for B-Series, C-Series, H-Series and 8/20Q switches
  • Explain how data flows in B-Series, C-Series, H-Series and 8/20Q switched fabrics
  • Identify factors to consider when designing a SAN
  • Identify configurations and considerations for interoperable fabrics
  • Apply design rules and best practices for HP Fibre Channel SAN using rules in the HP SAN Design Reference Guide. (The SAN Design Reference Guide is available for download from: