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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Chapter 3. Overview of Network Operating Principles

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the history of the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) Parallel Interface (SPI), Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel (FC)

  • Explain the difference between baud, raw bit, and data bit rates

  • Quantify the actual throughput available to SCSI via the SPI, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)

  • Recognize the various physical topologies

  • State which logical topologies are supported by the SPI, Ethernet, IP, and FC

  • Define the basic techniques for service and device discovery

  • Describe the discovery mechanisms used in SPI, Ethernet, TCP/IP, and FC environments

This chapter characterizes Ethernet, the TCP/IP suite, and Fibre Channel. These ...

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