3.11. Identifying the Purpose and Characteristics of Fault Tolerance

Fault tolerance can be defined as the ability to lose a network component without losing data or functionality in the network. There are many different types of fault tolerance in a typical network, including fault tolerance for power, communication links, storage devices, and network services. In this section, we will discuss the various forms of fault tolerance for a network.

3.11.1. Critical Information

You should know the purpose and characteristics of fault tolerance in a computer network. More specifically, you should know the purpose and characteristics of fault tolerance in regard to power, communication links, storage devices, and network services.

3.11.1.1. Fault-Tolerant ...

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