Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:
Describe the layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model
Explain the relationships between the OSI Layers
Distinguish between a network model and a network implementation
List the OSI Layers at which the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) bus, Ethernet, IP, and Fibre Channel (FC) operate
Define common networking terms used to describe data units
Before delving into the details of the mainstream SCSI networking technologies, we should establish a common frame of reference. This allows accurate comparisons as we examine the details of each technology. The goal of the OSI reference model is to provide such a frame of reference. ...