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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 16

1: What are the two kinds of cluster storage designs?
A1: Answer: Shared everything and shared nothing
2: Why is locking more important for a cluster file system than a traditional file system?
A2: Answer: The cluster file system can have multiple systems trying to access the same data.
3: True or false: You typically do not have to worry about data in host buffers with a cluster file system.
A3: Answer: False. You have to account for all cached data.
4: Why are SANs valuable for cluster file systems?
A4: Answer: They are the easiest way to connect all systems to all storage.
5: True or false: NAS clusters are used primarily to increase storage capacity.
A5: Answer: False. They are used primarily for high availability.
6: What is the main difference ...

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