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Course Catalog » Data Center Storage Management Curriculum » Data Center Storage Management 2.2 Series

Storage Networks, Administration, and DASD Management Using ICKDSF 2.2

4 hours



This course provides an overview of network storage configurations and the monitoring and management tasks associated with the Storage Administrator role are also discussed.


This course is suitable for Storage Administrators new to this position or senior data center staff that require general knowledge of the storage network and its management.


Successful completion of the "Storage Fundamentals for Data Centers" course, or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify Components of a Storage Network
  • Describe the Characteristics of Various Storage Networks
  • Identify Storage Components that Require Monitoring
  • List Storage Management Tasks Performed by the Administrator
  • Invoke ICKDSF to Initialize DASD Volume

Course Content

Overview of Networked Storage

Storage Network Components

Direct Attached Storage (DAS)

Storage Area Network (SAN)

Network Attached Storage (NAS)

IP Storage Networks

Cloud Storage Configurations

Storage Administrator Basics

Storage Components Requiring Monitoring

Monitoring Storage Performance

Key Storage Performance Metrics

Managing the Storage Configuration

Monitoring and Managing Storage Capacity

Disaster Recovery

Backup, Recovery and Archiving

Data Security Management

Data Compliance Regulations

Introducing ICKDSF

Overview of ICKDSF Functions

Environments Supporting ICKDSF

Invoking ICKDSF from z/OS, z/VSE and z/VM

ICKDSF Maintenance and Configuration Capabilities

Managing the Storage Network Mastery Test

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