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iSCSI - Internet SCSI (an IP Storage Protocol)
Overview: This tutorial will explain the fundamentals of iSCSI (internet SCSI) Storage Protocol and will explain the various parts of iSCSI. A discussion will be held regarding legacy SCSI and how this has been extended for use on FC networks and now on Internet/Ethernet Networks. The Architecture and structure will be explained including the process of imbedding SCSI commands into a TCP/IP packet along with a description of the iSCSI Model which shows the layering of a generic implementation. 

In addition, the concept of an iSCSI Session will be explained along with its Relationship to SCSI and TCP/IP Connections. A key part of the iSCSI protocol that will be described is the Multiple Connection per Session between Host and Storage Controllers, In addition the iSCSI Integrity processes, message types, and error handling will be discussed. There are various different companion processes for discovery, and boot that will be described. A very unique capability of iSCSI, called "Redirection" will be discussed, 

iSCSI contains several Integrity capabilities that insures that the messages that are sent do not have any undetected lost bits/bytes. This will be described along with various Security Properties. And the iSCSI Environments from the small office, to the High End Enterprise will be examined to show where iSCSI might be the most appropriate. 

Why should you attend: iSCSI has been proven to be a viable and stable storage connection protocol since 2003. And is now gaining market share across the board. Anyone that manages or operates a small, medium, or large Data Center should be knowledgeable of the capabilities that iSCSI can bring to an IT organization. With the use of 10, 40, and 100 Gb Ethernet switches and cables, the shared use of these connections with storage access becomes more appropriate and reasonable. If one has not examined the cost savings of Internet connections to address all network needs including storage, then you are "leaving money on the table". This Tutorial will supply enough information to the attendees, to permit them to have cogent discussions regarding the best way to interconnect storage to servers within a small, medium, or large Data Centers.

No adequate and thorough analysis of the needs of storage access can be held without an understanding this key and very capable proven protocol. The attendee will gain an understanding of where iSCSI might fit within their storage environment. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Discussion of SCSI and SCSI on Storage Networks
  • Networks that are appropriate for iSCSI
  • Architecture and structure
  • Integrity
  • Error Handling
  • Discovery
  • Redirection
  • Boot
  • iSCSI usage models and environments
  • iSCSI Security

Who Will Benefit:
  • CIO
  • IT managers
  • IT operations staff
Speaker Profile:
John Hufferd is currently a Consultant for his own company – Hufferd Enterprises. Prior to this he was the Senior Executive Director of Technology at Brocade Communications, John Hufferd was responsible for defining Brocade’s technology direction and strategy of storage networks including iSCSI based, FC based, FCoE based, and NAS (CIFS, CIFS) networks. John has over 40 years in the storage and networking industries; and prior to joining Brocade, John was retired from the IBM Corporation, where he was focused on Storage Networking Strategies. He also holds over Eighteen Issued Patents in the area of Storage Layouts, Storage Protocols, RDMA, Communications, etc. 

John began work on iSCSI (internet Small Computer System Interconnect) in its very early years (1998) and has been a key mover in getting it accepted as an international standard. John is well known in the industry due to positions held within the various industry organizations, including SNIA (Storage Networking Industry Association) and RDMAC (Remote Direct Memory Access Consortium). He has held positions on the board of advisors for 7 different companies and has authored the definitive book on iSCSI called "iSCSI -- The Universal Storage Connection", published by Addison-Wesley. John has been a key contributor in the INCITS (International Committee for Information Technology Standards) Fibre Channel Standards Group – T11 FC-BB-5/6 Workgroup which is focused on FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet).

For Registration,
James Richard
Phone: 800-447-9407
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email ID: webinars@eitaglobal.com/Support@eitaglobal.com 

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