This has been an interesting week. First I was informed I needed to attend a meeting with vmware to discuss migrating some of our SQL environment to VM. We will start with DEV and QA. I posted a question on here and you all got me prepared for my meeting with vmware. I was able to walk in to the meeting an appear as if I knew a thing or two about SQL in a vm environment. Now for the second part. Today my boss calls me in his office and explains to me how the current SAN admin is over worked and can really only spend 40 - 50 percent of their time working on our SAN environment. Someone else used the phrase that they are a SAN provisioner, not a SAN administrator. My boss then explained that he would like for me to start working with the SAN admin and become a back to them. Baby steps in the beginning with the intention that I can perform the entire job. I take that as really great news for me. I get to learn a new valuable trade. From reading many SQL books, blogs, and posts on here it seems many of you also work a lot with SAN's more so than just having your databases on them. For those of you who know a great deal, where did you start? I know RAID technology very well and understand the basic's of SAN technology with the different types of disk and the concept of LUNS, but other than that, I am completely lost. Does anyone know of good blogs, white papers, easy reading books, etc. Your help is greatly appreciated. I have about two weeks before this info is made public and work and before I will be working with our current SAN provisioner. :) While I am at it having everyone think about SAN, who uses what. We use Hitachi but I understand there are lots of vendors out there, Hitachi, EMC, EMD, etc.