Storage Virtualization: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management

Tom Clark

  • 出版商: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • 出版日期: 2005-03-24
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 264
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321262514
  • ISBN-13: 9780321262516

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Table of Contents:

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction.

    Storage Virtualization Overview.

    Core Concepts.

    Chapter Summary.

2. Files and Records.

    Application Access to Data.

    Data as Files.

      File Naming Conventions.

      File Ownership.

      Read/Write Permission Attributes.

      Time Stamping.

      File Size.

      File Data Location.

    Systematic Organization of Files.

      File System Hierarchy.

      Parsing the File System.

      Master Tables.

      File System Integrity.

      File System Strategies.

    Chapter Summary.

3. Data on Disk.

    Volume Management.

    Data as Blocks.

    The SCSI Protocol and Logical Units.

      Logical Units.

      The SCSI Architectural Model.

      SCSI Command Descriptor Blocks.

    Block Aggregation.

      RAID 0.

      RAID 1.

      RAID 0+1.

      RAID 5.

      RAID Controllers.

    Getting Data Blocks to Disk.

    Chapter Summary.

4. The Storage Interconnect.

    The Path to Storage.

    Storage Ports.

    Storage Interconnects.

      SCSI Interconnects.

      Fibre Channel SAN Interconnects.

      iSCSI Interconnects.

    The Importance of Plumbing.

    Chapter Summary.

5. Abstracting Physical Storage.

    Physical to Virtual.

      Logical Block Address Mapping.

      Virtualized Mirroring.

    Storage Metadata Integrity.

    Chapter Summary.

6. Virtualization at the Host.

    Logical Volume Management.

    Storage Metadata Servers.

    Server-based Storage APIs.

    Chapter Summary.

7. Virtualization at the Storage Target.

    Array-Based Virtualization.

    Array-Based Data Replication.

    Array-Based Point-in-Time Copy (Snapshot).

    Distributed Modular Array Virtualization.

    Chapter Summary.

8. Fabric-based Virtualization.

    Sentient SANs.

    Techniques for Switch-Based Virtualization.

    The Fabric Application Interface Standard (FAIS).

    Chapter Summary.

9. Virtualization Appliances.

    Black Box Virtualization.

    In-Band Virtualization Appliances.

    Out-of-Band Virtualization Appliances.

    High Availability for Virtualization Appliances.

    Appliances for Mass Consumption.

    Chapter Summary.

10. Virtualization Services.

    Enabling Advanced Storage Services.

    Pooling Heterogeneous Storage Assets.

    Heterogeneous Mirroring.

    Heterogeneous Data Replication.

    Point-in-Time Data Snapshots.

    Hierarchical Storage Management.

    Chapter Summary.

11. Virtualized SAN File Systems.

    Conventional File Systems.

    Distributed File Systems.

    Virtualizing File Systems.

    Chapter Summary.

12. Virtual Tape.

    Conventional Tape Backup.

    Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape (D2D2T).

    Virtualizing Tape Systems.

    Chapter Summary.

13. Storage Automation and Virtualization.

    Policy-Based Storage Management.

    Application-Aware Storage Virtualization.

    Virtualization-Aware Applications.

    Chapter Summary.

14. The Storage Utility.

    Dependencies.

    Enabling the Storage Utility.

    Chapter Summary.

Appendix A: Industry Resources.

Appendix B: Vendor Resources.

Appendix C: Observations and Speculations.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.