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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 2. Establishing a Context for Understanding Storage Networks

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Analyze storage networking products and designs according to their connecting, storing, and wiring capabilities

  • Describe the role of connecting in a storage network, and make basic distinctions between storage buses and storage networks

  • Participate in discussions about storage products and implementations, locating the basic functions, roles, and locations of storage controllers, as well as identifying storage address spaces used by host systems to store data

  • Describe the relationship between filing systems and operating systems and the role of space allocation performed by filing systems

  • Explain the difference between block I/O ...

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