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IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide by Daniel Wendler, Daniel Riedel, Mathias Defiebre, Karen Orlando

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Networking essentials
This chapter describes the ProtecTIER basic networking considerations, terminology, and concepts that are common to all ProtecTIER configurations using non-Fibre Channel network interfaces for front-end connectivity. These interfaces include OpenStorage (OST), and File System Interface (FSI) with the options of Network File System (NFS), and Common Internet File System (CIFS).
In a non-VTL environment, the ProtecTIER server connects to the network with multiple Ethernet adapters, and supports a total throughput of hundreds ...

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