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Building Clustered Linux Systems by Robert W. Lucke

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Chapter 5. Packet In: Cluster Networking Basics and Example Devices

Chapter Objectives

  • Discuss basic Ethernet network technologies and topologies

  • Introduce the Ethernet hardware components in a cluster

  • Cover the design of Ethernet networks in a cluster

Active elements in a cluster are tied together by communication networks that allow the sharing of data and control information. A cluster may have one or more networks, each with their own characteristics. A given cluster may have management and control, data, SANs, and the HSI. This chapter covers the information needed to begin the Ethernet network design discussion in the next chapter.

A Short View of Ethernet Networking History

Today's low-cost network switching components provide us with a lot of ...

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