O'Reilly logo

Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

4.10. Practical Implications

Fibre Channel SANs provide the illusion that a storage device is directly connected to a server, even when it is really connected through a switch. Thus, as far as a Windows operating system is concerned, the Fibre Channel device is accessed via either the SCSIPort or the Storport driver model described in Chapter 2. Hence the implications of direct-attached storage also apply here.

The new Storport driver model provides a lot of functionality, including optimizing I/O and driving throughput. However, system administrators and IT procurement officials should note that the Storport driver model is applicable to only the Windows Server 2003 platform. IT procurement officials who have settled on the Windows platform ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required