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.
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