Fibre Channel for SANs

Paperback | March 15, 2001

byAlan Frederic Benner

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PRACTICAL ROADMAP FOR DESIGNING AND DEPLOYING A SANFibre Channel has come into its own as the defining network architecture for Storage Area Networks (SANs), which are proving critical for managing the volume and complexity of data generated by Internet-era applications. Fibre Channel for SANs, by Dr. Alan F. Benner, shows you how Fibre Channel works, how it integrates with other protocols and systems, and how to implement it to create a SAN for fast access to mass storage. It walks you through the ANSI standard’s 5 levels, from the physical transmission level through interfaces to upper layer protocols, and demonstrates mapping SCSI and IP over Fibre Channel. You get a wealth of timesaving illustrations and practical suggestions for troubleshooting. You learn how to:


*Build expertise in the standard used by ISPs for Web page storage, and by enterprise data centers for managing multi-Terabyte storage requirements
*Create bandwidth-sparing solutions for multimedia—voice, video, animation, music—and real-time video conferencing
*Implement logins and logouts, link services, error detection and recovery, flow control, and more

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PRACTICAL ROADMAP FOR DESIGNING AND DEPLOYING A SANFibre Channel has come into its own as the defining network architecture for Storage Area Networks (SANs), which are proving critical for managing the volume and complexity of data generated by Internet-era applications. Fibre Channel for SANs, by Dr. Alan F. Benner, shows you how Fibr...

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***** “Read this book before implementing a Storage Area Network Understanding the theory behind the Fibre Channel protocol is necessary before deploying a SAN into your infrastructure … Considering how technical the subject is, I found this book incredibly easy to understand … definitely recommended reading for any System Administrato...

Dr. Alan F. Benner is currently a network architect and designer at IBM’s Zurich Research Laboratory, concentrating on system-level design of communications systems for high-performance and enterprise computing platforms. His most recent work has involved interconnect design for high-performance distributed multiprocessor systems, and ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.16 × 7.34 × 0.95 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Fibre Channel Structure and Concepts.

Chapter 2: Storage Area Networks.

Chapter 3: Mass Storage.

Chapter 4: Example: System Initialization and Data Transfer.

Chapter 5: FC-0: Physical Interface.

Chapter 6: FC-1: 8B/10B Transmission code, Transmitters, and Receivers.

Chapter 7: Ordered Sets, Port States, and Primitive Sequence Protocols.

Chapter 8: FC-2: Frames.

Chapter 9: FC-2: Sequences and Exchanges.

Chapter 10: Login and Logout Services.

Chapter 11: Classes of Service.

Chapter 12: Link Services.

Chapter 13: Error Detection and Recovery.

Chapter 14: Association Management and Other Optional Headers.

Chapter 15: Class 1 Connection Management.

Chapter 16: Flow Control.

Chapter 17: FC-AL: Arbitrated Loop Architecture and Operations.

Chapter 18: FC-4: Mapping IP and SCSI over Fibre Channel.