Chapter 1. Concepts: Understanding Storage Area Networks

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Time

This chapter takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Goals

Understand the three main networked storage architectures

Describe the benefits, components, and underlying technology of storage networking

Define a cluster file system and describe how it takes advantage of SAN storage architecture

Recognize the benefits and key features of a SAN, including its components and their distinguishing characteristics

Describe the underlying technology required for Fibre Channel to function in a SAN environment

Understand the importance of dedicating an Ethernet network solely to SAN traffic

Gain an understanding of the Xsan-specific implementation of a SAN

Describe the basic structure of an ...

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