Storage Networking Fundamentals: v.2

Storage Networking Fundamentals: v.2

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A comparative analysis of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel in the context of SCSI * Introduces network administrators to the requirements of storage protocols * Explains the operation of network protocols to storage administrators * Compares and contrasts the functionality of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel * Documents the details of the major protocol suites, explains how they operate, and identifies common misunderstandings * References the original standards and specifications so you can get a complete understanding of each protocol * Helps you understand the implications of network design choices * Discusses advanced network functionality such as QoS, security, management, and protocol analysis Corporations increasingly depend on computer and communication technologies to remain competitive in the global economy. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and e-mail are a few of the many applications that generate new data every day. Effectively storing, managing, and accessing that data is a primary business challenge in the information age. Storage networking is a crucial component of the solution to meet that challenge. Written for both storage administrators who need to learn more about networking and network administrators who need to learn more about storage, Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals is a concise introduction to storage networking protocols. The book picks up where Storage Networking Fundamentals left off by focusing on the networking protocols that underlie modern open systems: block-oriented storage networks. The first part of the book introduces you to the field of storage networking and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The second part compares networked storage technologies, including iSCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface over IP) and Fibre Channel. It also examines in detail each of the major protocol suites layer-by-layer within the OSI reference model. The third part discusses advanced functionalities of these technologies, such as quality of service (QoS), load-balancing functions, security, management, and protocol analysis. You can read this book cover to cover or use it as a reference, directly accessing the particular topics of interest to you. "Storage networking is a critical concept for today's businesses, and this book provides a unique and helpful way to better understand it. Storage networking is also continuously evolving, and as such this book may be seen as an introduction to the information technology infrastructures of the future." -from the foreword by Claudio DeSanti, vice-chairman of the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committeeshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 186 x 228 x 36mm | 920.81g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587051605
  • 9781587051609
  • 1,130,397

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A comparative analysis of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel in the context of SCSIIntroduces network administrators to the requirements of storage protocols Explains the operation of network protocols to storage administratorsCompares and contrasts the functionality of Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Fibre Channel Documents the details of the major protocol suites, explains how they operate, and identifies common misunderstandings References the original standards and specifications so you can get a complete understanding of each protocol Helps you understand the implications of network design choicesDiscusses advanced network functionality such as QoS, security, management, and protocol analysis Corporations increasingly depend on computer and communication technologies to remain competitive in the global economy. Customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, and e-mail are a few of the many applications that generate new data every day. Effectively storing, managing, and accessing that data is a primary business challenge in the information age. Storage networking is a crucial component of the solution to meet that challenge. Written for both storage administrators who need to learn more about networking and network administrators who need to learn more about storage, "Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals "is a concise introduction to storage networking protocols. The book picks up where Storage Networking Fundamentals left off by focusing on the networking protocols that underlie modern open systems: block-oriented storage networks. The first part of the book introduces you to the field of storage networking and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model. The second part compares networked storage technologies, including iSCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface over IP) and Fibre Channel. It also examines in detail each of the major protocol suites layer-by-layer within the OSI reference model. The third part discusses advanced functionalities of these technologies, such as quality of service (QoS), load-balancing functions, security, management, and protocol analysis. You can read this book cover to cover or use it as a reference, directly accessing the particular topics of interest to you. "Storage networking is a critical concept for today's businesses, and this book provides a unique and helpful way to better understand it. Storage networking is also continuously evolving, and as such this book may be seen as an introduction to the information technology infrastructures of the future."--from the foreword by Claudio DeSanti, vice-chairman of the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committeeshow more

About James Long

James Long is a storage networking systems engineer for Cisco Systems, Inc., where he specializes in field sales organization. James has more than 16 years of IT experience spanning server administration, database administration, software development, multiprotocol network design and administration, remote access solutions design and administration, IP telephony and IP contact center design, content distribution design, storage network design, and advanced technology evaluation. James holds numerous technical certifications from Cisco(R), Microsoft, Novell, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), and the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).show more

Table of contents

Part I Storage Networking Landscape Chapter 1 Overview of Storage Networking Brief History of Storage Intelligent Interface Models Serial Transmission Techniques Modern Storage Networks Drivers for Change What Is a Storage Network? Block Storage Protocol Review: ATA, SCSI, and SBCCS ATA SCSI SBCCS Mainframe Storage Networking: ESCON and FICON ESCON FICON File Server Protocol Review: CIFS, NFS, and DAFS CIFS NFS DAFS Backup Protocols: NDMP and EXTENDED COPY NDMP SCSI-3 EXTENDED COPY Optical Technologies: SONET/SDH, DWDM/CWDM, and RPR/802.17 SONET/SDH DWDM/CWDM RPR/802.17 Virtualization Implementations: Host, Storage Subsystem, and Network Host Implementations Storage Subsystem Implementations Network Implementations Summary Review Questions Chapter 2 OSI Reference Model Versus Other Network Models OSI Reference Model Network Models, Specifications, and Implementations Seven-Layer Model Implementation Considerations SCSI Bus Interface and the ANSI T10 SCSI-3 Architecture Model Ethernet and the IEEE 802 Reference Model TCP/IP Suite and the ARPANET Model Fibre Channel Architecture and ANSI T11 Model Fibre Channel Model and the OSI Reference Model Fibre Channel Specifications Summary Review Questions Chapter 3 Overview of Network Operating Principles Conceptual Underpinnings Throughput Topologies Service and Device Discovery SCSI Parallel Interface The Right Tool for the Job SPI Throughput SPI Topologies SPI Service and Device Discovery Ethernet Low Overhead Paradigm Ethernet Throughput Ethernet Topologies Ethernet Service and Device Discovery TCP/IP Suite Value of Ubiquitous Connectivity TCP/IP Throughput TCP/IP Topologies TCP/IP Service and Device Discovery Fibre Channel Merger of Channels and Packet Switching FC Throughput FC Topologies FC Service and Device Discovery Summary Review Questions Chapter 4 Overview of Modern SCSI Networking Protocols iSCSI iSCSI Functional Overview iSCSI Procedural Overview FCP FCP Functional Overview FCP Procedural Overview FCIP FCIP Functional Overview FCIP Procedural Overview iFCP iFCP Functional Overview iFCP Procedural Overview Summary Review Questions Part II OSI Layers Chapter 5 OSI Physical and Data-Link Layers Conceptual Underpinnings Addressing Schemes Address Formats Delivery Mechanisms Link Aggregation Transceivers SCSI Parallel Interface SPI Media, Connectors, Transceivers, and Operating Ranges SPI Encoding and Signaling SPI Addressing Scheme SPI Name Assignment and Resolution SPI Address Assignment and Resolution SPI Media Access SPI Network Boundaries SPI Frame Formats SPI Delivery Mechanisms SPI Link Aggregation SPI Link Initialization Ethernet Ethernet Media, Connectors, Transceivers, and Operating Ranges Ethernet Encoding and Signaling Ethernet Addressing Scheme Ethernet Name Assignment and Resolution Ethernet Address Assignment and Resolution Ethernet Media Access Ethernet Network Boundaries Ethernet Frame Formats Ethernet Delivery Mechanisms Ethernet Link Aggregation Ethernet Link Initialization Fibre Channel FC Media, Connectors, Transceivers, and Operating Ranges FC Encoding and Signaling FC Addressing Scheme FC Name Assignment and Resolution FC Address Assignment and Resolution FC Media Access FC Network Boundaries FC Frame Formats FC Delivery Mechanisms FC Link Aggregation FC Link Initialization Summary Review Questions Chapter 6 OSI Network Layer Internet Protocol IPv4 Overview Data-Link Support Addressing Scheme Name Assignment and Resolution Address Assignment and Resolution Network Boundaries Packet Formats Delivery Mechanisms ICMP Interface and Port Initialization Fibre Channel Summary Review Questions Chapter 7 OSI Transport Layer TCP/IP Suite UDP UDP Operational Overview UDP Packet Formats UDP Delivery Mechanisms UDP Connection Initialization TCP TCP Operational Overview TCP Packet Formats TCP Options TCP Delivery Mechanisms TCP Connection Initialization Fibre Channel FC Operational Overview FC Frame Formats FC Delivery Mechanisms FC Connection Initialization Summary Review Questions Chapter 8 OSI Session, Presentation, and Application Layers iSCSI Operational Details iSCSI Addressing Scheme iSCSI Name Assignment and Resolution iSCSI Address Assignment and Resolution iSCSI Session Types, Phases, and Stages iSCSI Data Transfer Optimizations iSCSI PDU Formats iSCSI Login Parameters iSCSI Delivery Mechanisms FCP Operational Details FCP Addressing Scheme FCP Name Assignment and Resolution FCP Address Assignment and Resolution FCP Session Establishment FCP Data Transfer Optimizations FCP IU Formats FCP Additional Login Parameters FCP Delivery Mechanisms FCIP Operational Details Architecture and Functional Models FCIP Addressing Scheme FCIP Packet and Frame Formats FCIP Session Establishment FCIP Delivery Mechanisms FCIP Data Transfer Optimizations Summary Review Questions Part III Advanced Network Functionality Chapter 9 Flow Control and Quality of Service Conceptual Underpinnings of Flow Control and Quality of Service Ethernet Flow Control and QoS Ethernet Flow Control Ethernet QoS IP Flow Control and QoS IP Flow Control IP QoS TCP Flow Control and QoS TCP Flow Control TCP QoS iSCSI Flow Control and QoS iSCSI Flow Control iSCSI QoS FC Flow Control and QoS FC Flow Control FC QoS FCP Flow Control and QoS FCP Flow Control FCP QoS FCIP Flow Control and QoS FCIP Flow Control FCIP QoS Summary Review Questions Chapter 10 Routing and Switching Protocols Conceptual Underpinnings of Routing and Switching Protocols Ethernet Switching Protocols IP Routing Protocols FC Switching Protocols Summary Review Questions Chapter 11 Load Balancing Conceptual Underpinnings of Load Balancing Load Balancing with Networking Technologies Ethernet Load Balancing IP Load Balancing FC Load Balancing Load Balancing with Session-Oriented Technologies iSCSI Load Balancing FCP Load Balancing FCIP Load Balancing End Node Load-Balancing Techniques Summary Review Questions Chapter 12 Storage Network Security Conceptual Underpinnings of Storage Network Security AAA Protocols Management Protocols Ethernet Security IP Security TCP Security iSCSI Security Fibre Channel Security FCP Security FCIP Security Summary Review Questions Chapter 13 Storage Management Protocols Conceptual Underpinnings of Storage Management Protocols TCP/IP Management FC Management SCSI Management Summary Review Questions Chapter 14 Protocol Decoding and Traffic Analysis The Purpose of Protocol Decoding Methods of Traffic Capture Types of Protocol Decoders Protocol Decoder Screenshots Purpose of Traffic Analysis Types of Traffic Analyzers Summary Review Questions Part IV Appendixes Appendix A Standards and Specifications Appendix B Acronyms and Abbreviations Appendix C Answers to Review Questions Glossary 1587051605TOC042706show more

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