When I reached the office this morning, I have been informed by my manager that my name has been suggested from the DBA team to attend the SAN Storage Implementation 5 day course and I must rush to the training center right away. It was a bit suprise news for me and I initally thought its not my cup of tea, but, still wanted to attend.
Today, we have just completed day 1 class in which all the basic stuff about SAN storage (specially EMC) has been discussed and I must say it is really worthy attending this training. It did really help me to clear some of the basic concepts which I was thinking about SAN Storage.
Now, I can talk about, what is a SAN Block Box (what does it consists of), what is a VLAN/VSAN, Fiber Channel, type of ports on a switch, how volume manager works, what is a LUN, port zoaning. prot channels, what is multipathing & it works, and etc. stuff. I am not sure how long I am going to keep this terminology in my memory, but, surely, this course going to give me bit of confidence to configure our RAC enviornment optimally.
I will be posting about the interesting stuff that learned in the class in coming days.
A final word about our storage. Our bank has brought EMC DMX4 SAN storage.