Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals

Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals

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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 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 Committee
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 186 x 228 x 36mm | 920.81g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587051605
  • 9781587051609
  • 1,198,255

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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 Committee
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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).
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Table of contents

Part I Storage Networking LandscapeChapter 1 Overview of Storage NetworkingBrief History of Storage Intelligent Interface Models Serial Transmission Techniques Modern Storage NetworksDrivers for ChangeWhat Is a Storage Network?Block Storage Protocol Review: ATA, SCSI, and SBCCS ATA SCSI SBCCSMainframe Storage Networking: ESCON and FICON ESCON FICONFile Server Protocol Review: CIFS, NFS, and DAFS CIFS NFS DAFSBackup Protocols: NDMP and EXTENDED COPY NDMP SCSI-3 EXTENDED COPYOptical Technologies: SONET/SDH, DWDM/CWDM, and RPR/802.17 SONET/SDH DWDM/CWDM RPR/802.17Virtualization Implementations: Host, Storage Subsystem, and Network Host Implementations Storage Subsystem Implementations Network ImplementationsSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 2 OSI Reference Model Versus Other Network ModelsOSI Reference Model Network Models, Specifications, and Implementations Seven-Layer Model Implementation ConsiderationsSCSI Bus Interface and the ANSI T10 SCSI-3 Architecture ModelEthernet and the IEEE 802 Reference ModelTCP/IP Suite and the ARPANET ModelFibre Channel Architecture and ANSI T11 Model Fibre Channel Model and the OSI Reference Model Fibre Channel SpecificationsSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 3 Overview of Network Operating PrinciplesConceptual Underpinnings Throughput Topologies Service and Device DiscoverySCSI Parallel Interface The Right Tool for the Job SPI Throughput SPI Topologies SPI Service and Device DiscoveryEthernet Low Overhead Paradigm Ethernet Throughput Ethernet Topologies Ethernet Service and Device DiscoveryTCP/IP Suite Value of Ubiquitous Connectivity TCP/IP Throughput TCP/IP Topologies TCP/IP Service and Device DiscoveryFibre Channel Merger of Channels and Packet Switching FC Throughput FC Topologies FC Service and Device DiscoverySummaryReview QuestionsChapter 4 Overview of Modern SCSI Networking ProtocolsiSCSI iSCSI Functional Overview iSCSI Procedural OverviewFCP FCP Functional Overview FCP Procedural OverviewFCIP FCIP Functional Overview FCIP Procedural OverviewiFCP iFCP Functional Overview iFCP Procedural OverviewSummaryReview QuestionsPart II OSI LayersChapter 5 OSI Physical and Data-Link LayersConceptual Underpinnings Addressing Schemes Address Formats Delivery Mechanisms Link Aggregation TransceiversSCSI 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 InitializationEthernet 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 InitializationFibre 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 InitializationSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 6 OSI Network LayerInternet Protocol IPv4 Overview Data-Link Support Addressing Scheme Name Assignment and Resolution Address Assignment and ResolutionNetwork Boundaries Packet Formats Delivery MechanismsICMPInterface and Port InitializationFibre ChannelSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 7 OSI Transport LayerTCP/IP SuiteUDP UDP Operational Overview UDP Packet Formats UDP Delivery Mechanisms UDP Connection InitializationTCP TCP Operational Overview TCP Packet Formats TCP Options TCP Delivery Mechanisms TCP Connection InitializationFibre Channel FC Operational Overview FC Frame Formats FC Delivery Mechanisms FC Connection InitializationSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 8 OSI Session, Presentation, and Application LayersiSCSI 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 MechanismsFCP 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 MechanismsFCIP Operational Details Architecture and Functional Models FCIP Addressing Scheme FCIP Packet and Frame Formats FCIP Session Establishment FCIP Delivery Mechanisms FCIP Data Transfer OptimizationsSummaryReview QuestionsPart III Advanced Network FunctionalityChapter 9 Flow Control and Quality of ServiceConceptual Underpinnings of Flow Control and Quality of ServiceEthernet Flow Control and QoS Ethernet Flow Control Ethernet QoSIP Flow Control and QoS IP Flow Control IP QoSTCP Flow Control and QoS TCP Flow Control TCP QoSiSCSI Flow Control and QoS iSCSI Flow Control iSCSI QoSFC Flow Control and QoS FC Flow Control FC QoSFCP Flow Control and QoS FCP Flow Control FCP QoSFCIP Flow Control and QoS FCIP Flow Control FCIP QoSSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 10 Routing and Switching ProtocolsConceptual Underpinnings of Routing and Switching ProtocolsEthernet Switching ProtocolsIP Routing ProtocolsFC Switching ProtocolsSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 11 Load BalancingConceptual Underpinnings of Load BalancingLoad Balancing with Networking Technologies Ethernet Load Balancing IP Load Balancing FC Load BalancingLoad Balancing with Session-Oriented Technologies iSCSI Load Balancing FCP Load Balancing FCIP Load BalancingEnd Node Load-Balancing TechniquesSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 12 Storage Network SecurityConceptual Underpinnings of Storage Network SecurityAAA ProtocolsManagement ProtocolsEthernet SecurityIP SecurityTCP SecurityiSCSI SecurityFibre Channel SecurityFCP SecurityFCIP SecuritySummaryReview QuestionsChapter 13 Storage Management ProtocolsConceptual Underpinnings of Storage Management ProtocolsTCP/IP ManagementFC ManagementSCSI ManagementSummaryReview QuestionsChapter 14 Protocol Decoding and Traffic AnalysisThe Purpose of Protocol DecodingMethods of Traffic CaptureTypes of Protocol DecodersProtocol Decoder ScreenshotsPurpose of Traffic AnalysisTypes of Traffic AnalyzersSummaryReview QuestionsPart IV AppendixesAppendix A Standards and SpecificationsAppendix B Acronyms and AbbreviationsAppendix C Answers to Review QuestionsGlossary1587051605TOC042706
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