Gigabit Ethernet Technology and Applications

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Artech House, 2003 - Computers - 270 pages
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This volume explains the technical details of the main Ethernet family members, starting with the familiar 10Base-T, through Fast Ethernet, to the latest Gigabit Ethernet and wireless variants. The applications that can now be supported on a uniform network technology are also explained.
 

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Contents

Storage Area Networks
127
61 The Growth of Network Storage
128
62 Options for Network Storage
129
63 SANs
131
631 Elements of a SAN
132
632 Extending the SAN
133
64 Evaluating the SAN
134
65 SAN Management
136

15 About This Book
16
16 Summary
17
Selected Bibliography
19
Ethernet The Story So Far
21
21 Basic Concepts
24
212 Network Protocol
26
213 Communication Media
29
214 Topology
31
215 Network Components
33
22 Ethernet in Action
36
222 The Ethernet Protocol Stack
40
23 Fast Ethernet
44
231 100BaseT
45
232 1OOVGAnyLAN
47
233 Comparison of Fast Ethernet Alternatives
49
24 Design
50
25 Standards
52
26 Summary
54
Selected Bibliography
55
Gigabit Ethernets
57
31 Gigabit Ethernet
58
311 Physical Layer
59
312 MAC
60
313 The Gigabit Ethernet Protocol Stack
65
314 Signal Encoding
66
32 10Gigabit Ethernet
69
321 Physical Layer Architecture
70
322 MAC
76
323 The 10Gigabit Media Independent Interface
78
33 Fiber Channel
79
34 Summary
81
Wireless Ethernet
83
41 The Wireless LAN
84
42 Physical Layer
85
421 IEEE 80211b
86
422 IEEE 80211a
88
424 Frequency Hopping Techniques
89
43 MAC
90
432 The Structure of IEEE 80211 MAC
92
433 Coordination Functions
94
434 Other MAC Functions
96
44 Typical Configurations
98
45 Open Issues
100
Selected Bibliography
101
Total Area Networks
103
51 Ethernet in the Wide Area
104
512 The Ethernet Alternative
107
513 The Quest for QoS
110
514 The Road Ahead
112
515 The Business Case
113
52 Ethernet Over the Last Mile
117
522 EtherLoop
120
523 Structure and Operation of EtherLoop
122
524 Coding
123
525 Architecture
124
53 Summary
125
66 SAN Evolution
138
67 Devising a Storage Strategy
140
68 Summary
141
Selected Bibliography
142
A Changing Marketplace
143
71 The EtherCLEC Play
144
711 The Problem with Todays Enterprise Networks
147
712 A Better Option
148
72 Rabbits Revenge
149
721 New Order
154
722 Reality Bytes
155
73 Web Services
157
731 Some Basic Definitions
158
732 Federation
159
733 Software Components
161
74 Summary
163
Selected Bibliography
164
Managing Total Area Ethernetworks
165
81 Network and Service Management Models
166
811 ISO FCAPS
167
812 The TMF
168
82 Network Management Tools
173
821 Integrating Tools to Create Management Solutions
177
83 Management Design
178
831 Systematic Approach to Management Design
181
832 Typical Design and Integration Steps
182
84 Implementing a Management Platform
186
85 Commercial Management Platforms
189
86 Distributed Management
191
87 Managing ebusiness
192
88 Summary
194
Selected Bibliography
195
Through the Looking Glass
197
91 Lord of the Rings
198
92 From Here to Eternity
200
93 Summary
201
Complementary Technologies
203
A1 DWDM
204
A2 SDH and SONET
205
A3 IP
207
A4 Bluetooth
209
A5 Summary
210
Selected Bibliography
211
Competing Technologies
213
B1 ISDN
214
B2 DSL
215
B3 GPRS
217
B4 HiperLAN
220
B5 Frame Relay
222
B6 ATM
224
B7 The Final Few
225
Selected Bibliography
227
Glossary
229
About the Author
259
Index
261
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Mark Norris is a technical director of Norwest Communications, Suffolk, UK. He is the author of Mobile IP Technology for M-Business (Artech House, 2001), Understanding Networking Technology: Concepts: Terms, and Trends, Second Edition (Artech House, 1999) and Survival in the Software Jungle (Artech House, 1995); the co-editor of Systems Modeling for Business Process Improvement (Artech House, 2000); and the co-author of Component-Based Network System Engineering (Artech House, 2000).

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