SAS 4 Seminar (3 Days) – Includes Packet Mode

Curley(126x152)

$1,595-Serial Attached SCSI is the logical evolution of SCSI that addresses enterprise storage requirements for larger capacity, density, security, scalability and accessibility, while offering SCSI compatibility along with the reliability, performance and manageability of Parallel SCSI. This 3-day seminar provides students with the most current Serial Attached SCSI industry developments, directions and data necessary to be fully informed and abreast of the latest advances in this exciting technology. Class participants will examine the development of Serial Attached SCSI into a storage solution. Students will investigate the ability of Serial Attached SCSI technology to offer increased customer choice by allowing a single infrastructure to support both enterprise class Serial Attached SCSI drives and Serial ATA drives for cost-sensitive applications. Students will examine the latest revision of the Serial Attached SCSI Standard, and they will learn how the standard addresses the industry needs to enable customers to invest in technology that delivers a scalable feature set, backward compatibility and cost-effective industry-standard storage. This course is ideal for those seeking a detailed understanding of the new technology of Serial Attached SCSI, its workings, and the impact it will have within the industry.

SAS OVERVIEW
Why Serial Attached SCSI?
Protocols
Initiators
Targets
Expanders
Links (Physical vs. Logical)
Ports (1x and 4x)
Physical Layer
Link Layer
Transport Layer
dWord Mode
Packet Mode

LOGICAL OPERATION OVERVIEW
Connection Based Protocol
Addressing & Routing
SAS
STP
SSP
SMP

PHYSICAL LAYER
Physical Layer Functions
Connectors/Cables
Single port
Dual port
1x wide
4x wide
Driver/Receiver electrical characteristic

LINK LAYER
Link Layer functions
8b/10b encoding
OOB
128b/150b encoding
Primitives and usage
    K28.5
    Binary Primitives Extended
    Binary Primitives
Address frames and usage
Link initialization
Power management
Physical vs. logical links
Scrambling
SSP Connections
STP Connections
Error handling

TRANSPORT LAYER
Transport Layer Functions
SSP Overview
STP Overview
SMP Overview
Frames/IU’s
IU Sequences
IU Details
Initiator to expander
Expander to target
Flow control
Buffering
Frames
Flow control
Functions

STATE MACHINES
Descriptions & Operations
SSP Transport & Link
SMP Transport & Link
SAS Link

EXPANDERS
Overview
Resets
Discovery
Power Management
STP Multi-initiator
Expander communication
Multiple expanders
Latency issues
Errors

POWER MANAGEMENT
Command Level Power Management
Link Level Power Management
Phy Power Management
Power Disable

In addition to a great seminar, we provide the following:
Analyzer traces showing comparisons of features and characteristics