Chapter 3. I/O Techniques

  1. Ulf Troppens1,
  2. Rainer Erkens1 and
  3. Wolfgang Müller Dipl.-Inform.(FH) Software Architect2

Published Online: 14 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470861851.ch3

Storage Networks Explained: Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI and InfiniBand

Storage Networks Explained: Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI and InfiniBand

How to Cite

Troppens, U., Erkens, R. and Müller, W. (2004) I/O Techniques, in Storage Networks Explained: Basics and Application of Fibre Channel SAN, NAS, iSCSI and InfiniBand, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470861851.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    IBM TotalStorage Interoperability Center, Mainz, Germany

  2. 2

    IBM Software Development Open Systems, Mainz, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 23 JUL 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470861820

Online ISBN: 9780470861851

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Keywords:

  • I/O techniques;
  • Fibre Channel technology;
  • Fibre Channel SAN;
  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface);
  • storage-centric IT systems;
  • Fibre Distributed Data Interface (FDDI);
  • fiber-optic cable;
  • FC-2 and Fibre Channel protocol stack;
  • Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Physical I/O Path from the CPU to the Storage System

  • SCSI

  • The Fibre Channel Protocol Stack

  • Fibre Channel SAN

  • IP Storage

  • InfiniBand

  • Virtual Interfaces and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)

  • RDMA over TCP, Socket Direct Protocol (SDP) and iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER)

  • Summary