Storage Area Networks Fundamentals

Storage Area Networks Fundamentals

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Storage Area Network Fundamentals looks at the various areas and technologies associated with SANs, the available SAN technology, its limitations, expenditures and ways to minimize them, and the forthcoming technology, so that organizations can deploy real operational storage in data centers without further delay. Designed as an introduction to SANs, Storage Area Network Fundamentals develops an understanding of SAN basics and how to plan, implement, and manage a storage area network. The book covers the different topologies, protocols, and products required to implement and manage efficient SANs, as well as questions to test the knowledge imparted to the reader.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 703.06g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 158705065X
  • 9781587050657

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.) Introduction. 1. Networking and Storage Concepts. Basic Networking Concepts and Topologies. OSI Reference Model. Common Network Devices. Network Topologies. MAC Standards. The Need for Storage Networks. Storage Devices and Techniques. NAS and SAN. SAN Standard Organizations. 2. Introduction to Storage Area Networks. Evolution and Benefits of SANs. SAN Components and Building Blocks. Data Access over SANs. 3. Fibre Channel Basics. Overview of Fibre Channel Technology. Fibre Channel Ports. Fibre Channel Topologies. Fibre Channel Layers. Classes of Service. 4. Fibre Channel Products. HBAs. Fibre Channel Connectors. Hubs. Switches. Bridges. Routers. Storage Devices. 5. Fibre Channel Cabling. Copper-Based Cabling. Fiber-Optic Cabling. 6. SAN Topologies. Point-to-Point Topology. FC-AL Topology. Switched Fabric Topology. 7. Designing and Building a SAN. SAN Design Considerations. Designing a SAN. Constructing a SAN. SAN Best Practices. 8. Implementing SAN Security. General Security Guidelines. Securing a SAN. Securing Business Environments. 9. Problem Isolation and Management of SANs. Isolating and Troubleshooting Problems. Managing SANs. Disaster Management. 10. iSCSI Technology. Emergence of iSCSI Technology. iSCSI Concepts. iSCSI Design Considerations and Security Requirements. 11. Future of SANs. The Need for Change. SAN Technology Development. Non-SAN Technologies. Appendix A. RAID Technology and Fibre Channel Vendors. Glossary.show more

About Sastru Nagal

Meeta Gupta has a masters degree in computer engineering. The topic of networking is her first love. She currently works at NIIT Ltd., where she designs, develops, and authors books on various subjects. She has co-authored books on TCP/IP, A+ Certification, Visual C#, ASP.NET, and PHP. She also has extensive experience in designing and developing ILTs. Besides writing, Meeta has had a two-year stint in training and instruction. She has conducted courses on C++, Sybase, Windows NT, Unix, and HTML for audiences ranging from students to corporate clients. NIIT is a global, multifaceted organization specializing in software development, education, training, and e-business solutions. NIIT has the world's largest educational multimedia software development facility with a team of more than 700 instructional design professionals. It provides computer training at 2000 learning centers in 26 countries, including the United States.show more

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