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Data Storage Networking: Real World Skills for the CompTIA Storage+ Certification and Beyond by Nigel Poulton

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Chapter14

Converged Networking

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • The two dominant data center networks
  • Storage network requirements
  • Data center bridging/converged enhanced Ethernet
  • Lossless networks
  • Congestion notification
  • Enhanced transmission selection
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet

image This chapter covers the two dominant networks that exist in just about all data centers: Ethernet and Fibre Channel. You'll learn how you can build more-efficient data centers by collapsing these two networks together. You'll also learn about the specific characteristics that storage traffic requires from a network, and how traditional Ethernet fell short of these requirements. ...

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