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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Appendix C. Answers to Review Questions

Chapter 1

1

What company invented the modern hard disk drive?

Answer:

IBM.

2

Who published the SMI-S?

Answer:

The SNIA.

3

List two competitive advantages enabled by storage networks.

Answer:

Any two of the following are correct: increased throughput, improved flexibility, higher scalability, LAN-free backups, server-free backups, advanced volume management.

4

What is an IP-SAN?

Answer:

An IP network designed specifically to transport only iSCSI traffic.

5

What block-level storage protocol is commonly used in desktop and laptop PCs?

Answer:

ATA.

6

What is the latest version of the SCSI protocol?

Answer:

SCSI-3.

7

What is the term for an adapter that processes TCP packets on behalf of the host CPU?

Answer:

TCP Offload Engine (TOE).

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