Designing Storage Area Networks: A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs
Written for network developers, IT consultants, administrators, and managers, this updated and expanded edition offers practical guidelines for using diverse SAN technologies to solve existing networking problems in large-scale corporate networks. This guide introduces the different types of SAN technology and demonstrates how each can best be used to address specific application challenges; from server clustering to ISP hosting, server-free tape backup to full-motion video editing.
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Acronym AL_PA arbitrated loop architecture area network bandwidth block buffers bytes cable cache communication components configuration connection CONTEXT Backup CONTEXT Fibre Channel CONTEXT Network CONTEXT Security CONTEXT Storage System customers disk array encryption example fabric switches Fibre Channel fabric Fibre Channel switches file system frame functions GBICs Gigabit Ethernet host bus adapter I/O bus iFCP implemented infrastructure interconnect interface interoperability IP network IP routers IP storage iSCSI JBOD latency layer logical login loop devices loop hubs multiple N_Port node operating system parallel SCSI performance physical port protocol RAID redundant SCSI segment Shared Storage Model shown in Figure single SNIA SNMP solutions standards storage area network storage arrays storage data storage devices storage network storage resources storage virtualization tape backup tion topology traffic transmission transport typically upper-layer vendors zoning