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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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Q & A

1:What is the primary function of storage virtualization?
2:What is the similarity between a SAN virtualization system and a storage subsystem?
3:How do volume managers and SAN virtualization systems differ in their “view” of the network?
4:Describe the difference between concatenation and striping.
5:What is the difference between fan-in and fan-out of a SAN virtualization system?
6:How can high utilization of storage lead to poorer I/O performance?
7:True or false: Storage subsystems have more predictable connection environments than volume managers or SAN virtualization controllers.
8:Starting with the filing system and looking downstream, name the elements of the I/O software stack in a host system.
9:If a SAN virtualization system is a single ...

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