O'Reilly logo

Storage Networks Explained: Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI, InfiniBand and FCoE, Second Edition by Rainer Erkens, Nils Haustein, Ulf Troppens, Wolfgang Müller-Friedt, Rainer Wolafka

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Contents

About the Authors

Foreword to the Second Edition by Hermann Strass

Preface by the authors

WHAT DOES THIS BOOK DEAL WITH?

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?

HOW SHOULD THIS BOOK BE READ?

WHO HAS WRITTEN THIS BOOK?

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR THE SECOND EDITION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS FOR THE FIRST EDITION

List of Figures and Tables

FIGURES

TABLES

1 Introduction

1.1 SERVER-CENTRIC IT ARCHITECTURE AND ITS LIMITATIONS

1.2 STORAGE-CENTRIC IT ARCHITECTURE AND ITS ADVANTAGES

1.3 CASE STUDY: REPLACING A SERVER WITH STORAGE NETWORKS

1.4 THE STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK

Part I Technologies for Storage Networks

2 Intelligent Disk Subsystems

2.1 ARCHITECTURE OF INTELLIGENT DISK SUBSYSTEMS

2.2 HARD DISKS AND INTERNAL I/O CHANNELS

2.3 JBOD: JUST A BUNCH OF DISKS

2.4 STORAGE VIRTUALISATION USING RAID

2.5 DIFFERENT RAID LEVELS IN DETAIL

2.6 CACHING: ACCELERATION OF HARD DISK ACCESS

2.7 INTELLIGENT DISK SUBSYSTEMS

2.8 AVAILABILITY OF DISK SUBSYSTEMS

2.9 SUMMARY

3 I/O Techniques

3.1 THE PHYSICAL I/O PATH FROM THE CPU TO THE STORAGE SYSTEM

3.2 SCSI

3.3 THE FIBRE CHANNEL PROTOCOL STACK

3.4 FIBRE CHANNEL SAN

3.5 IP STORAGE

3.6 INFINIBAND-BASED STORAGE NETWORKS

3.7 FIBRE CHANNEL OVER ETHERNET (FCoE)

3.8 SUMMARY

4 File Systems and Network Attached Storage (NAS)

4.1 LOCAL FILE SYSTEMS

4.2 NETWORK FILE SYSTEMS AND FILE SERVERS

4.3 SHARED DISK FILE SYSTEMS

4.4 COMPARISON: FIBRE CHANNEL SAN, FCoE SAN, iSCSI SAN AND NAS

4.5 SUMMARY

5 Storage Virtualisation

5.1 ONCE AGAIN: VIRTUALISATION IN THE I/O PATH

5.2 LIMITATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required