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Storage Implementation in vSphere® 5.0 by Mostafa Khalil

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Chapter 2. Fibre Channel Storage Connectivity

In the field of diplomacy, protocols are defined as “the set of rules which guide how an activity should be performed.” Comparably, protocols in the field of technology are not that far off; protocols in technology also guide how certain activities are performed!

This chapter provides an overview of Fibre Channel (FC) storage protocol and connectivity and the subsequent two chapters cover Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) protocols.

SCSI Standards and Protocols

SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and SCSI peripheral devices. These standards define commands ...

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