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Chapter 5. OpenStorage guidelines
In this chapter, we describe the ProtecTIER OpenStorage (OST) concepts, methods, and
system components. We also provide a networking overview that illustrates OST network
configuration best practices to support different IP configurations.
This chapter describes the following topics:
򐂰 OST overview and main components
򐂰 Networking overview and description of:
Bonding and teaming
Redundant mode
802.3ad topologies
Intel Network Interface Cards (NIC)
Technologies for LAN switches
򐂰 Setting up your network in a ProtecTIER environment
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