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CompTIA Cloud+ Study Guide by Todd Montgomery

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Chapter 3 Cloud Storage and Provisioning

THE FOLLOWING COMPTIA CLOUD+ EXAM OBJECTIVES ARE COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • 3.0 Infrastructure
  • 3.1 Compare and contrast various storage technologies.
    • Network Attached Storage (NAS) (file level access, shared storage)
    • Direct Attached Storage (DAS) (block level access, dedicated storage)
    • Storage Area Network (SAN) (block level access, shared storage, HBAs, LUN masking, zoning, WWN, Fibre Channel protocols)
    • Different access protocols (FCoE, FC, Ethernet, iSCSI)
    • Protocols and applications (IP, FCP, iSCSI)
    • Management differences
  • 3.2 Explain storage configuration concepts.
    • Disk types (SSD vs. spinning, interfaces types, access speed)
    • Tiering (performance levels of each tier, policies)
    • RAID levels (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1+0, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, RAID 6)
    • File system types (UFS, EXT, NTFS, FAT, VMFS, ZFS)
  • 3.3 Execute storage provisioning.
    • Creating LUNs
    • Creating network shares
    • Zoning and LUN masking
    • Multipathing
    • Implications of adding capacity to a NAS and SAN (impact to operations, downtime, best practices)

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