The Universal Storage Connection

Author: John L. Hufferd

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134171829

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 4246

iSCSI: The Universal Storage Connection is an informative overview and in-depth guide to the emerging iSCSI standard, the technology that enables data storage, access, and management over networks, intranets, and the Internet. The iSCSI protocol reduces the total cost of ownership of shared storage solutions and enables an organization to tie together disparate systems and data, including both server class systems and laptop and desktop systems. Numerous leading technology companies, including IBM®, Cisco Systems®, and Intel®, are currently supporting iSCSI initiatives. Written for network and data storage professionals, this comprehensive book introduces iSCSI and explores its growing role within the data storage industry. It describes each element of the technology in detail—from session establishment through error handling—and examines the relationship between iSCSI and the SCSI protocol from which it evolved. Specific topics discussed include: iSCSI's use in small office, midrange, and high-end settings TCP/IP fundamentals, and how they apply to iSCSI The importance of data integrity New hardware that addresses bandwidth and latency issues iSCSI naming conventions The establishment of a communication path between the host system and storage controller Commands and data sequencing Control of the flow of commands Task management Error handling Companion technologies, including discovery and security processes Backup and disaster preparation iSCSI performance issues In addition, the book includes an explanation of the technologies that hardware vendors are implementing to permit direct memory placement of iSCSI messages without additional main processor involvement. A helpful icon appears throughout the book, mapping out appropriate reading tracks based on your technical level. Comprehensive, clearly written, and organized for easy access, this iSCSI handbook serves as both an excellent starting point for those involved in data storage solutions and a guide to understanding the technically detailed Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) iSCSI Standards document.

iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize Storage Systems

Author: Jonathan Burton,Anuj Chandra,Jordan Fincher,Kushal Patel,Torsten Rothenwaldt,Subhojit Roy,Bharti Soni,Shalaka Verma,Megan Gilge,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738442755

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 2392

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps administrators and technical professionals understand Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and how to implement it for use with IBM Storwize® storage systems. iSCSI can be used alone or with other technologies. This publication provides an overview of the iSCSI protocol and helps you understand how it is similar to and different from Fibre Channel (FC) technology. It helps you plan and design your network topology. It explains how to configure your IBM Storwize storage systems and hosts (including IBM AIX®, Linux, VMware, and Microsoft Windows hosts) to interact with it. It also provides an overview of using IBM Storwize storage systems with OpenStack. This book describes configuring iSCSI for IBM Storwize and SAN Volume Controller storage systems at Version 7.6 or later. In addition to configuration, this publication provides information about performance and troubleshooting.

Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI

Author: Sangam Racherla,Silvio Erdenberger,Harish Rajagopal,Kai Ruth,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738438995

Category: Computers

Page: 616

View: 466

Along with servers and networking infrastructure, networked storage is one of the fundamental components of a modern data center. Because storage networking has evolved over the past two decades, the industry has settled on the basic storage networking technologies. These technologies are Fibre Channel (FC) storage area networks (SANs), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)-based Ethernet attachment, and Ethernet-based network-attached storage (NAS). Today, lossless, low-latency, high-speed FC SANs are viewed as the high-performance option for networked storage. iSCSI and NAS are viewed as lower cost, lower performance technologies. The advent of the 100 Gbps Ethernet and Data Center Bridging (DCB) standards for lossless Ethernet give Ethernet technology many of the desirable characteristics that make FC the preferred storage networking technology. These characteristics include comparable speed, low latency, and lossless behavior. Coupled with an ongoing industry drive toward better asset utilization and lower total cost of ownership, these advances open the door for organizations to consider consolidating and converging their networked storage infrastructures with their Ethernet data networks. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is one approach to this convergence, but 10-Gbps-enabled iSCSI also offers compelling options for many organizations with the hope that their performance can now rival that of FC. This IBM® Redbooks® publication is written for experienced systems, storage, and network administrators who want to integrate the IBM System Networking and Storage technology successfully into new and existing networks. This book provides an overview of today's options for storage networking convergence. It reviews the technology background for each of these options and then examines detailed scenarios for them by using IBM and IBM Business Partner convergence products.

Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals

Author: James Long

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 0133490556

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 5049

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 Committee


Grundlagen und Einsatz von Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI und InfiniBand

Author: Ulf Troppens,Rainer Erkens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898641357


Page: 385

View: 4955

VMware Certified Professional Test Prep

Author: Merle Ilgenfritz,John Ilgenfritz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420066005

Category: Computers

Page: 880

View: 7231

Written by VM-certified instructors with years of professional and teaching experience, VMware Certified Professional Test Prep is the ultimate guide to the VCP exam. Its organized and highly practical approach will help administrators successfully complete the exam while also maximizing their ability to apply this tool on the job. The guide covers the body of knowledge required of a VMware certified professional, provides the tools needed to keep that knowledge current, and helps develop the wherewithal to apply that knowledge to real solutions. Covering the ESX 3.0.x through ESX 3.5.x releases that are the focus of the VCP test, this volume: Reproduces many of the real-world examples that have proven very helpful to students in the authors’ classrooms Applies step-by-step instructions to more than 700 software screenshots, providing a virtual hands-on experience Points to Web resources that will keep the reader current with the latest advances Includes logistical information on the test, including costs and class location Covers background information on various topics such as storage and networking to provide a complete understanding on the implementation of a VMWare VI3 solution Provides questions at the end of the chapters that cover the important concepts Also of great use to those administrators who have already received their certification, this book includes solutions to many of the common gotchas that they are certain to encounter in virtual environments. In particular, capacity-planning concepts reveal the specific details needed to make full use of VMware’s unique resource management capabilities. Troubleshooting tips appear throughout the book, making it a useful resource in the virtualized datacenter.

VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook

Author: Abhilash G B

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1782172866

Category: Computers

Page: 560

View: 5529

This is an excellent handbook for system administrators, support professionals, or for anyone intending to give themselves a headstart in learning how to install, configure, and manage a vSphere environment. It is also a good task-oriented reference guide for consultants or infrastructure architects who design and deploy vSphere environments.

Information Storage and Management

Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information in Classic, Virtualized, and Cloud Environments

Author: EMC Education Services

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236963

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 8767

The new edition of a bestseller, now revised and updatethroughout! This new edition of the unparalleled bestseller serves as a fulltraining course all in one and as the world's largest data storagecompany, EMC is the ideal author for such a critical resource. Theycover the components of a storage system and the different storagesystem models while also offering essential new material thatexplores the advances in existing technologies and the emergence ofthe "Cloud" as well as updates and vital information on newtechnologies. Features a separate section on emerging area of cloudcomputing Covers new technologies such as: data de-duplication, unifiedstorage, continuous data protection technology, virtualprovisioning, FCoE, flash drives, storage tiering, big data, andmore Details storage models such as Network Attached Storage (NAS),Storage Area Network (SAN), Object Based Storage along withvirtualization at various infrastructure components Explores Business Continuity and Security in physical andvirtualized environment Includes an enhanced Appendix for additional information This authoritative guide is essential for getting up to speed onthe newest advances in information storage and management.

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation and Configuration Study Guide

Exam 70-410

Author: William Panek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118916875

Category: Computers

Page: 552

View: 1259

Master Windows Server installation and configuration withhands-on practice and interactive study aids for the MCSA: WindowsServer 2012 R2 exam 70-410 MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation and ConfigurationStudy Guide: Exam 70-410 provides complete preparationfor exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2.With comprehensive coverage of all exam topics and plenty ofhands-on practice, this self-paced guide is the ideal resource forthose preparing for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012 R2. Real-worldscenarios demonstrate how the lessons are applied in everydaysettings. Readers also get access to the interactive practicetests, electronic flashcards, and video demonstration of the moredifficult tasks, which help readers fully understand the scope ofprinciples at work. Exam 70-410 is one of three exams MCSA candidates must take toobtain their MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2. The test is aligned withthe 2012 update to the Windows server operating system, and so isthe book. This study guide contains everything users need to knowfor the exam, including the 2012 update's changes to Hyper-V andActive Directory. Avoid surprises on exam day, and master thematerial while learning to: Install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2 Configure Hyper-V and server roles and features Install and administer Active Directory Manage Group Policy Exam prep is about more than passing the test—it helps yougain hands-on experience performing more complex operations, givingyou the confidence you need to successfully apply what you'velearned in a work environment. If you're looking to triumph overthe MCSA exam 70-410, MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 Installationand Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-410 provides theinformation and practice you need.

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and Configuration Guide

Author: Aidan Finn,Patrick Lownds,Michel Luescher,Damian Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111865143X

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 313

Go-to guide for using Microsoft's updated Hyper-V as avirtualization solution Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V offers greater scalability, newcomponents, and more options than ever before for large enterprisesystems and small/medium businesses. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-VInstallation and Configuration Guide is the place to startlearning about this new cloud operating system. You'll get up tospeed on the architecture, basic deployment and upgrading, creatingvirtual workloads, designing and implementing advanced networkarchitectures, creating multitenant clouds, backup, disasterrecovery, and more. The international team of expert authors offers deep technicaldetail, as well as hands-on exercises and plenty of real-worldscenarios, so you thoroughly understand all features and how bestto use them. Explains how to deploy, use, manage, and maintain the WindowsServer 2012 Hyper-V virtualization solutions in large enterprisesand small- to medium-businesses Provides deep technical detail and plenty of exercises showingyou how to work with Hyper-V in real-world settings Shows you how to quickly configure Hyper-V from the GUI and usePowerShell to script and automate common tasks Covers deploying Hyper-V hosts, managing virtual machines,network fabrics, cloud computing, and using file servers Also explores virtual SAN storage, creating guest clusters,backup and disaster recovery, using Hyper-V for Virtual DesktopInfrastructure (VDI), and other topics Help make your Hyper-V virtualization solution a success withWindows Server 2012 Hyper-V Installation and ConfigurationGuide.

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide

Exams 70-410, 70-411, 70-412, and 70-417

Author: William Panek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118859901

Category: Computers

Page: 1272

View: 6654

Prepare for the MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Exams Microsoft's new version of the MCSA certification for WindowsServer 2012 R2 requires passing three exams (or one Upgrade exam ifyou have your MCSA or MCITP in Windows Server 2008). Thisvalue-priced study guide includes more than 1,000 pages of qualityexam-prep content, covering 100% of the objective domains of allthree exams (as well as the Upgrade exam, 70-417). In addition, you get access to an interactive practice testenvironment with more than 500 questions, electronic flashcards,and videos showing how to perform the more difficult tasks. Bothfirst-time MCSA candidates and those wishing to upgrade from Server2008 certification will benefit from this complete test-prepguide. Completely updated to cover the Windows Server 2012 R2Exams Provides a comprehensive study guide for all three MCSA WindowsServer 2012 R2 exams: 70-410, 70-411, and 70-412, as well as theUpgrade exam: 70-417 Covers installing and configuring Windows Server 2012;deploying and configuring DNS service; administering ActiveDirectory; creating and managing Group Policy Objects; andconfiguring server roles and features, Hyper-V, and core networkingservices Explains basic networking concepts, DHCP, deploying andmaintaining servers, configuring a network policy serverinfrastructure and high availability in Windows Server 2012, andmuch more Features real-world scenarios, hands-on exercises, practiceexam questions, electronic flashcards, and over an hour of videodemonstrations Covers all exam objectives MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Complete Study Guide arms youwith all the information you must master to achieve MCSAcertification on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrator Cookbook

Author: Jordan Krause

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178439422X

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 6411

This book is intended for system administrators and IT professionals with experience in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 environments who are looking to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and maintain the core infrastructure required for a Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.

CompTIA Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification

Author: Jason Eckert

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480821

Category: Computers

Page: 752

View: 6626

Equip today’s users with the most up-to-date information to pass CompTIA's Linux+ (Powered by LPI) Certification exam successfully and excel when using Linux in the business world with Eckert’s LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 4E. This complete guide provides a solid conceptual foundation and mastery of the hands-on skills necessary to work with the Linux operation system in today’s network administration environment. The author does an exceptional job of maintaining a focus on quality and providing classroom usability while highlighting valuable real-world experiences. This edition’s comprehensive coverage emphasizes updated information on the latest Linux distributions as well as storage technologies commonly used in server environments, such as LVM and ZFS. New, expanded material addresses key job-related networking services, including FTP, NFS, Samba, Apache, DNS, DHCP, NTP, Squid, Postfix, SSH, VNC, Postgresql, and iptables/firewalld. Readers study the latest information on current and emerging security practices and technologies. Hands-On Projects help learners practice new skills using both FedoraTM 20 and Ubuntu Server 14.04 Linux, while review questions and key terms reinforce important concepts. Trust LINUX+ GUIDE TO LINUX CERTIFICATION, 4E for the mastery today’s users need for success on the certification exam and throughout their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced Services Study Guide

Exam 70-412

Author: William Panek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118916891

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 6791

The bestselling MCSA study guide, with expert instruction andhands-on practice MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring Advanced ServicesStudy Guide provides focused preparation for exam 70-412 and isfully updated to align with the latest Windows Server 2012 R2objectives. This comprehensive guide covers 100 percent of all examobjective domains, and includes hundreds of practice questions andanswers. You get access to video demonstrations, electronicflashcards, and practice exams, and hands-on exercises based onreal-world scenarios allow you to apply your skills to everydaytasks. Organized by objective, each chapter includes reviewquestions and a list of Exam Essentials that help you judge yourlevel of preparedness every step of the way. Exam 70-412: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Servicesis the third and final exam in the MCSA certification series, andwas recently updated to cover Server R2. Additions includeenhancements to Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Active Directory, soit's crucial that your study guide be up to date as well. This bookcovers the entire exam, including the new information, withexpert instruction and easy-to-follow explanation that helps youto: Configure network services, high availability, informationprotection, and more Implement business continuity and disaster recoverysolutions Get hands-on practice in real-world scenarios Pass this one last exam and you become a Microsoft CertifiedSolutions Associate – someone with trusted, demonstratedexpertise in the server software with over 83 percent market share.Businesses rely on Windows Server, and the people who understandthem are in demand. Thorough preparation is the key to examsuccess, and MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2 Configuring AdvancedServices Study Guide provides all the information you need toknow.

Mastering Hyper-V

Author: Peter De Tender

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178217608X

Category: Computers

Page: 278

View: 1943

This book is mainly targeted at the common network and system administrator who has to deal with server virtualization in their day to day job, primarily using Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center. It assumes you have some practical experience with previous versions of Hyper-V, although this is not a requirement; you don't need to be a subject matter expert.

Storage Networks Explained

Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI and InfiniBand

Author: Ulf Troppens,Rainer Erkens,Wolfgang Müller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470861835

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 6147

"Storage Networks Explained has much to recommend it.... a rarity in the literature of digital data storage – a complete exposition of both the base subject matter and its applications, which at the same time offers a level of readability making it suitable as an introduction to the subject. Storage Networks Explained is also flexible. It can be read cover-to-cover, browsed, or used as a reference. I recommend Storage Networks Explained as an essential component of any active information technology library." —Paul Massiglia, Technical Director, VERITAS Software Corporation Storage networks will become a basic technology like databases or local area networks. According to market research, 70% of external storage devices will be connected via storage networks in 2003. The authors have hands-on experience of network storage hardware and software, they teach customers about concrete network storage products, they understand the concepts behind storage networks, and show customers how storage networks address their business needs. Storage networks provide shared access to stored data from multiple computers and servers, thus increasing storage efficiency and availability. They permit information management functions such as backup and recovery, data mirroring, disaster recovery, and data migration to be performed quickly and efficiently, with a minimum of system overhead. This book explains how to use storage networks to fix malfunctioning business processes, covering the technologies as well as applications. A hot topic that will become increasingly important in the coming years. One of the first books to focus on using rather than building storage networks, and how to solve problems. Looking beyond technology and showing the true benefits of storage networks. Covers fibre channel SAN, Network Attached Storage, iSCSI and InfiniBand technologies. Contains several case studies (e.g. the example of a travel portal, protecting a critical database) Endorsed by the Storage Networking Industry Association. Written by very experienced professionals who tailored the book specifically to meet customer needs including support with supplementry material on Troppens website and Preface written by Tony Clark. Provides basic application information key for systems administrators, database administrators and managers who need to know about the networking aspects of their systems. As well as systems architects, network managers, information management directors and decision makers. This book also supports applications for graduate students and other relevant courses in the field. Awarded Best System Administration Book 2005 by the Linux Journal

SAN Boot Implementation and Best Practices Guide for IBM System Storage

Author: Sangam Racherla,Delmar Demarchi,Scott Dybas,Bobby Stark,Mansoor Syed,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738437069

Category: Computers

Page: 478

View: 7051

Booting servers from a storage area network (SAN) is being used increasingly in complex data center environments today, due to its significant benefits over the traditional method of booting from local disks. SAN Boot enables organizations to maximize consolidation of their IT resources, minimize their equipment costs, and realize the considerable management benefits of centralizing the boot process. In SAN Boot, you can deploy diskless servers in an environment where the boot disk is located on (often RAID-capable) storage connected to the SAN. The server (initiator) communicates with the storage device (target) through the SAN using the Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA). The system downtime is greatly minimized in case a critical component such as a processor, memory, or host bus adapter fails and needs to be replaced. The system administrator needs to swap only the hardware and reconfigure the HBA's BIOS, switch zoning, and host-port definitions on the storage server. The system image still exists on the logical drive, therefore the server is fully operational after the hardware swap and configuration change is completed. This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you with the SAN Boot implementation. We present various SAN Boot scenarios using IBM System Storage® products that include DS5000, DS8000®, XIV®, and SVC. The operating systems that are covered include Windows 2008, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, and VMware.

Data Storage Networking

Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond

Author: Nigel Poulton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118915941

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 5882

Learn efficient ways to harness and manage your data storage networks Whether you're preparing for the CompTIA Storage+ exam or simply seeking a deeper understanding of data storage networks, this Sybex guide will help you get there. This book covers data storage from the basics to advanced topics, and provides practical examples to show you ways to deliver world-class solutions. In addition, it covers all the objectives of the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), including storage components, connectivity, storage management, data protection, and storage performance. Focuses on designing, implementing, and administering storage for today's evolving organizations, getting under the hood of the technologies that enable performance, resiliency, availability, recoverability, and simplicity Covers virtualization, big data, cloud storage, security, and scalability as well as how storage fits in to the wider technology environments prevalent in today's cloud era Provides advice and real-world examples that storage administrators in the trenches can actually use An excellent study aid for the CompTIA Storage+ exam (SG0-001), covering all the exam objectives Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond provides a solid foundation for data storage administrators and a reference that can be consulted again and again.

Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2

Author: Mark Minasi,Kevin Greene,Christian Booth,Robert Butler,John McCabe,Robert Panek,Michael Rice,Stefan Roth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118331729

Category: Computers

Page: 1712

View: 9745

Check out the new Hyper-V, find new and easier ways to remotelyconnect back into the office, or learn all about StorageSpaces—these are just a few of the features in Windows Server2012 R2 that are explained in this updated edition from Windowsauthority Mark Minasi and a team of Windows Server experts led byKevin Greene. This book gets you up to speed on all of the newfeatures and functions of Windows Server, and includes real-worldscenarios to put them in perspective. If you're a systemadministrator upgrading to, migrating to, or managing WindowsServer 2012 R2, find what you need to do the job in this completeresource. Learn all about: Installing or upgrading to and managing Windows Server 2012R2 Understanding Microsoft NIC teams 2012 and PowerShell Setting up via GUI or updated Server Core 2012 Migrating, merging, and modifying your Active Directory Managing address spaces with IPAM Understanding new shared storage, storage spaces, and bettertools Controlling access to file shares—a new and improvedapproach Using and administering Remote Desktop, Virtual Desktop, andHyper-V®