Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop
Now in its eleventh printing, Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop remains the only book devoted exclusively to the theory and operation of Arbitrated Loop technology. Recently revised, Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop includes the most recent changes and enhancements in the second generation of the Arbitrated Loop standard (FC-AL-2). Using more than 140 figures and 40 tables to illustrate the essential concepts and operation of the loop, this book proceeds step-by-step from basic loop concepts through detailed examination of all loop protocols. Unlike other texts, including the standards themselves, Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop expands on key factors such as Arbitrated Loop performance, hubs, and the design of high-availability loops. It's the ultimate resource for anyone involved in this dynamic technology.
- Paperback | 402 pages
- 191 x 235 x 21mm | 689g
- 06 Dec 2009
- Northwest Learning Associates
About Horst L Truestedt
Meet Robert W. Kembel, the man who wrote the books on Fibre Channel and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS). In his 35 years as a computer engineer, Robert has developed an exhaustive knowledge of Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON and storage networking. During more than 28 years at IBM, he specialized in product development and I/O subsystem architecture and design. In his role at IBM, Robert represented the company's high-performance storage products at the Fibre Channel and SCSI committees, T11 and T10. Robert now combines his expertise in Fibre Channel technology with his abilities as a teacher and author. He's a popular instructor for professional training seminars and author of the Fibre Channel Consultant series. He has a talent for educating people about complex technology in clear and practical ways. Robert is a member of the National Committee for Information Technology Standards, which is responsible for developing the Fibre Channel standards. His books comprise the Fibre Channel Consultant series: Fibre Channel: A Comprehensive Introduction, Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop, and Fibre Channel Switched Fabric. These complete, up-to-date books have become the standard reference sources for industry professionals.