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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Chapter 5. OSI Physical and Data-Link Layers

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe the physical layer characteristics of the SCSI parallel interface (SPI), Ethernet, and Fibre Channel (FC)

  • Relate the addressing schemes used by the SPI, Ethernet, and FC to the SCSI architecture model (SAM) addressing scheme

  • Differentiate the SPI, Ethernet, and FC mechanisms for name and address assignment and resolution

  • Explain how the SPI, Ethernet, and FC govern media access

  • Delineate the physical, logical, and virtual network boundaries observed by the SPI, Ethernet, and FC

  • List the frame formats of the SPI and deconstruct the frame formats of Ethernet and FC

  • Enumerate and describe the delivery mechanisms supported by the SPI, Ethernet, and FC ...

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