Designing Storage Area Networks A Practical Reference for Implementing Fibre Channel and IP SANs

ISBN-10: 0321136500

ISBN-13: 9780321136503

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Tom Clark

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This is a fully updated revision of Designing Storage Area Networks. It collapses or removes dated material from the original edition and adds new content, particularly in the area of Fibre Channel fabrics, IP SANs and storage virtualization. Storage area networks are now recognized as the preferred solution for fulfilling a wide range of critical data storage needs for institutions and enterprises. The success of SANs in establishing real end-user value is affirmed by the adoption of the technology by all major solution providers as their flagship server and storage offerings. IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun, Dell and others now provide certified SAN configurations for performance, high availability and backup of storage data, while storage vendors such as EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, XIOtech and others offer SAN interfaces on their premier products. While the current market penetration of SAN-based solutions is only 20% of the total storage market, SANs are expected to capture the majority of the market within a few years.
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Book details

List price: $64.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 3/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Using the SNIA Shared Storage Model
Example: Carlson Companies
Text Overview
Chapter Summary
Storage and Networking Concepts
Networking in front of the Server
Serial Transport
Access Method
Packetizing of Data
Routing of Packets
Upper-Layer Protocol Support
The SCSI Architecture
The Parallel SCSI Bus
Network-Attached Storage
Networking behind the Server
Chapter Summary
Fibre Channel Internals
Fibre Channel Layers
1Gbps and 2Gbps Transport
Physical Layer Options
Data Encoding
Ordered Sets
Framing Protocol
Classes of Service
Flow Control
Naming and Addressing Conventions
Chapter Summary
Fibre Channel SAN Topologies
Arbitrated Loop
Loop Physical Topology
Loop Addressing
Loop Initialization
Port Login
Loop Port State Machine
The Nonbroadcast Nature of Arbitrated Loop
Design Considerations for Arbitrated Loop
Fabric Login
Simple Name Server
State Change Notification
Private Loop Support
Fabric Zoning
Building Extended Fabrics
E_Port Standardization
Principal Switch Selection
Fabrics and Loops
Chapter Summary
Fibre Channel Products
Host Bus Adapters
Fibre Channel RAID
Fibre Channel JBODs
Arbitrated Loop Hubs
Star Topology for Arbitrated Loop
Hub Architecture
Unmanaged Hubs
Managed Hubs
Switching Hubs
Fabric Switches
Departmental Fabric Switches
Fibre Channel Directors
Fibre Channel-to-SCSI Bridges
Fibre Channel Extension Products
Fibre Channel Extension Using DWDM
Fibre Channel Extension Using IP Tunneling
Fibre Channel WAN Bridging
Chapter Summary
IP SAN Technology
Ethernet and TCP/IP
Gigabit Ethernet Transport
Native IP Storage Protocols
Internet Fibre Channel Protocol
Internet SCSI (iSCSI)
Discovery in IP SANs
Service Locator Protocol (SLP)
Internet Storage Name Server (iSNS)
Quality of Service for IP SANs
Security for IP SANs
Wide Area Storage Networking
Chapter Summary
IP SAN Products
Gigabit Ethernet Switches
IP Routers
iSCSI Adapter Cards
iSCSI Storage Devices
IP Storage Gateways
iSCSI-to-SCSI Bridges
iSNS Servers
Chapter Summary
SAN Software Products
Server Clustering
Tape Backup
Data Replication
Distributed File Systems and File Sharing
Chapter Summary
Problem Isolation in SANs
Simple Problem-Isolation Techniques
Fibre Channel Analyzers
iSCSI Network Analyzers
Performance Tools
Chapter Summary
Management of SANs
Storage Network Management
In-Band Management
Out-of-Band Management
Storage Network Management Issues
Storage Resource Management
Storage Management
Integration of Storage, Systems, and Enterprise Management
Common Information Model (CIM) (Bluefin)
Chapter Summary
Storage Virtualization
What Is Storage Virtualization?
In-Band and Out-of-Band Virtualization
Host-Based Storage Virtualization
SAN Interconnect-Based Storage Virtualization
Storage-Based Virtualization
Multivendor Storage Virtualization
File System and NAS Virtualization
Tape Virtualization
Virtualization and the Data Storage Utility
Chapter Summary
Application Studies
Post-Production Video Editing
Prepress Operations
LAN-Free and Server-Free Tape Backup
Server Clustering
Storage Consolidation
Internet Service Providers
Campus Storage Networks
Remote Tape Vaulting
Disaster Recovery
Chapter Summary
SAN Issues
Chapter Summary
The Future of SAN
Integration of SANs into Mainstream Networking
Ubiquity of Shared Storage
Human Factors
Contributing Technologies
Chapter Summary
SAN Resources
Standards and Proposals
SCSI and Fibre Channel Standards
IETF Requests for Comments
IETF IP Storage Internet Drafts
Gigabit Ethernet
Fibre Channel Technical and Marketing
IP Storage Technical and Marketing
Related Web Resources
SAN and Related Vendors
SAN System Vendors
SAN Storage and Tape Vendors
Fibre Channel Products
IP SAN Products
SAN Extension
SAN Management and Virtualization
Gigabit Ethernet Vendors
Test Equipment and Verification Labs
The Standardization Process
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
Board of Directors
Executive Director and Staff
Board Advisors
Technical Council
Technical Director
Technical Center Director
SNIA Technology Center
Customer Councils
Technical Workgroups
Industry Forums
SNIA IP Storage Industry Forum
SNIA Supported Solutions Forum
SNIA Storage Security Industry Forum
SNIA Europe Forum
SNIA Japan Forum
SNIA and Other Industry Associations
The SNIA Shared Storage Model
Revision history
Usage terms
Executive summary
The shared storage vision
Why shared storage?
The potential
Why a model for shared storage?
Benefits of the model
A note on the graphical conventions used in the model
The SNIA Shared Storage Model
Storage system components
The layering scheme of the SNIA Shared Storage Model
The file/record layer
Where can it be done?
The block layer
Putting it all together--combining the block & file/record layers
The services subsystem
Additional topics
Data versus storage
Sharing of resources and data
Modular systems
Storage networks
Some common storage architectures
Direct-attached block storage
Storage network-attached block storage (aka "SAN")
Block storage aggregation in a storage network ("SAN applicance")
Storage network-attached block storage with metadata server ("asymmetric block service")
Multi-site block storage
File server controller ("NAS head")
NAS/file server metadata manager ("asymmetric file service")
Object-based Storage Device (OSD), CMU NASD
Summary and conclusions
The SNIA Dictionary of Storage Networking Terminology
SAN Essays
SAN Customers and SAN Vendors
Standardization and Storage Networking Technologies
Standards Compliance versus Interoperability
Storage Resource Management
Going the Distance with Storage Data
Shared Storage for the Masses
SAN Security
Infrastructures and Applications
Disaster Recovery in an Uncertain World
Enabling iSCSI Migration
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