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Introduction to Storage Area Networks by Libor Miklas, Shanmuganathan Kumaravel, Hector Hugo Ibarra, Pall Beck, Jon Tate

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Ethernet and system networking concepts
In this chapter, we introduce you to Ethernet and system networking concepts. We also describe the storage area network (SAN) Internet Protocol (IP) networking options and how we arrive at converged networks.
4.1 Ethernet
In Chapter 1, “Introduction” on page 1, we briefly introduced the network and the importance of the models. The Ethernet standard fits into layer 2 of the open systems interconnection (OSI) model. The standard refers to the media access layer that devices are connected to (the cable) and ...

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