The SNIA Swordfish® Hands-on Lab at SDC 2023

Hands-on Lab

Have you:

  • Heard about Swordfish but aren’t sure where to start?
  • Wanted to leverage a standardized interface to manage NVMe® devices at scale? 
  • Been working on Swordfish implementations and want to level up?

Then you’re in the right place at SDC 2023!

Join us on Tuesday, September 19 for a 90-minute SNIA Swordfish Hands-on Lab session at SDC. Open exclusively to SDC 2023 registered attendees and presented by the Storage Management Initiative (SMI), this fast-paced, interactive experience provides guided exercises and tips and tricks for creating your own Swordfish implementations.

Register soon! Only 10 slots per lab are available to offer the best user experience. Your registration for the lab is subject to approval.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Lab 1: Introductory Session / New to Swordfish

10:30 am – 11:50 am

Register Here


Learning Objectives:


  • Get a solid introduction to Swordfish
  • Learn the overall model and hierarchy for a storage system and the relationship between the functional components (storage pools, volumes) for traditional storage as well as NVMe devices
  • Learn how to do basic storage functions such as finding capacity information and volume creation using the Swordfish interface

Tips for a Successful Experience

  • Have your laptop with you (ensure it’s fully charged)
  • Ensure your laptop can connect to a remote lab through a provided VPN
  • If you're new to Swordfish, watch this introductory video first

About SMI

SNIA's Storage Management Initiative (SMI) was created to develop and standardize interoperable storage management technologies and aggressively promote them to the storage, networking, and end user communities. This initiative is supported by many groups within the SNIA organization, including SNIA Technical Work Groups and the Swordfish Conformance Test Program.