Lesson 11. Glossary

affinity

An association (affinity) between a folder on an Xsan volume and one of the pools that make up the volume. The affinity guarantees that files that users place in the folder are stored only on the pools that have been formatted to meet specific capacity, performance, and reliability goals.

AFP (Apple Filing Protocol)

A network file system protocol used to share files and network services. AFP uses TCP/IP and other protocols to communicate between systems on a network.

arbitrated loop

This term may arise when planning a storage area network (SAN), as the customer may want to save money by deploying a Fibre Channel hub rather than a Fibre Channel switch. The internal wiring of the hub has all the ports connected as a ...

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