Storage Area Networks : Designing and Implementing a Mass Storage System
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 178.1 x 234.2 x 19.6mm | 646.94g
- 12 Sep 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Prentice Hall
- Upper Saddle River, United States
- w. figs.
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Table of contents
What Is a SAN? Why Are SANs Needed? The Signs of a SAN.
2. A Brief History of Storage.
How Did We Get to Networking Storage Anyway? Tapes. Disks. Local Area Networks (LANs). Network Attached Storage. Mass Storage. RAID. Storage Area Networks (SANs).
3. A Brief Review of Fibre Channel.
Current Mass Storage Architectures. How Does Fibre Channel Help? Advantages of Fibre Channel for Mass Storage. Fibre Channel Basics. Topologies. Fibre Channel Functional Levels and Protocols. Functional Levels. FC-0: The Physical Layer. FC-1: The Transmission Protocol Level. FC-2: Framing Protocol. FC-3: Common Services. FC-4: Mapping. Upper Level Protocols. Classes of Service. FC-AL Characteristics. Operation of the FC-AL. Hubs. Hub Topologies.
4. The SAN in Detail.
SAN Principles. SAN Terms and Building Blocks. SAN Topologies. Other SAN Considerations. Summary.
5. Managing the SAN.
Generic Requirements for SAN Management. Hewlett-Packard SAN Management Products.
6. Backup and Restore.
Why Do Backups? SAN Demands on Backup. The Painful Rules of Backup. SAN Backup Media. SAN Backup Devices. SAN Backup Topologies.
7. Industry Implementations.
So Now We Have One; What Do We Do with It? General SAN Implementations. Special SAN Implementations.
8. HP SAN Hardware Products.
Hewlett-Packard's Fibre Channel Chips. Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters. FC-AL Hubs. Disk Arrays. Tape Libraries. SureStore E SCSI FC-SCSI FC 4/2 Bridge. Fibre Channel Switches.
9. An Interview with Duane Zitzner.
10. Future Developments.
What Drives Change? SAN Technology Developments. Technology Changes Outside the SAN. New IT Applications. The IT SAN Management Professional. Future Applications. The Final Word. Glossary. Bibliography.
About Ralph Thornburgh
BARRY SCHOENBORN is an independent technical writer with 25 years' experience creating technical documents for HP and many other companies. He recently wrote the documentation for HP's newest and largest mass storage device, the SureStore E Disk Array XP256.