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Storage Basics: Clustered File Systems

Clustered file systems can give you an easy route to highly available storage. We outline some of the options.

Achieving Robust Clustered Storage with Linux and GFS

Clustered file systems can give your storage environment greater resilience. Using Linux GFS, we show you an example.

Manage iSCSI Sprawl With iSNS Servers

The Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) protocol can ease the pain of iSCSI data storage management.

Storage Basics: Is IP Storage Viable?

iSCSI is a media darling, but it might not belong on your demanding enterprise storage network. Weigh its benefits against Fibre Channel before proceeding, and remember that short-term cost factors have long-term consequences.

Storage Networking Basics: Understanding Storage Routing

Routing for your storage network is a non-standardized thicket that's nothing like what you're used to on your IP networks, but it pays to understand how it works.

Storage Networking Basics: Planning Your Fabric

You can throw up a SAN in no time, but ensuring scalability takes careful planning.

Storage Networking Basics: Reaping the Benefits of a SAN

SANs can do some pretty fancy things that would otherwise be impossible.

Storage Networking Basics: Configuring SAN-Attached Servers

Networked storage isn't a plug-and-play proposition. Here's how to configure your configure your storage for optimal reliability.

Storage Basics: Understanding Fibre Channel Zones

Getting zoning right is key to building a manageable storage network. Here's what you need to know to structure yours.

Storage Networking Basics: Understanding Fibre Channel Domains

Anyone can plug in a SAN. Understanding Fibre Channel domains, address assignment and VSANs will help you make that SAN resilient to change.

Storage Networking Basics: Understanding the Fibre Channel Protocol

Troubleshooting a SAN requires some knowledge of how the underlying protocols work. Here's the Fibre Channel protocol in-depth.

Storage Networking Basics: Understanding Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel has long been the main storage area networking protocol, and for good reason.

Storage Networking Basics: Configuring Disk Arrays

It involves some tedium, but configuring disk arrays is the most critical part of building a SAN. Here's what you need to know.

Storage Basics: Understanding SANs

We begin this new series with a look at what you need to know about key storage protocols.

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