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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 12

1: What is the primary function of storage virtualization?
A1: Answer: To create upstream storage address spaces from downstream storage address spaces
2: What is the similarity between a SAN virtualization system and a storage subsystem?
A2: Answer: A SANvirtualization system is similar to placing the subsystem controller in the SANinstead of in a subsystem cabinet.
3: How do volume managers and SAN virtualization systems differ in their “view” of the network?
A3: Answer: SANvirtualization systems work with multiple hosts, and volume managers work with a single host.
4: Describe the difference between concatenation and striping.
A4: Answer: Concatenation appends a storage address space to another, and striping intertwines strips of different ...

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