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SAN switches quiz

Think you know all about SAN switches? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up on our SAN switch geek-o-meter. How many can you guess without peeking?

Think you know all about SAN switches? Take our quick quiz and see how you measure up on our SAN switch geek-o-meter. How many can you guess without peeking? And when you're done, how about sharing your score with us.

1. This switch differs from a traditional one in that it supports specialized blades that run application functions, including protocol conversion, remote mirroring, tape emulation and NAS file and data sharing.
What is it?

2. In packet-switched networks such as the Internet, this is a device or, in some cases, software in a computer, that determines the next network point to which a packet should be forwarded toward its destination.
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3. This is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. On the Internet, a node or stopping point can be either this type of node or a host (end-point) node.
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4. This describes the type of network in which relatively small units of data are routed through a network based on the destination address contained within each one.
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5. This kind of switched network reserves a specific physical path for the duration of your connection.
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6. On the Internet or other WAN, this is a set of paths that local or regional networks connect to for long-distance interconnection. The connection points are known as network nodes or telecommunication data switching exchanges.
What is it?

7. In data communications, this is a place of convergence where data arrives from one or more directions and is forwarded out in one or more other directions. It usually includes a switch of some kind.
What is it?

8. If you have a lot of servers to connect, choose this switch since they provide more ports and include features that allow them to operate during equipment failure. Of course, this all depends on your budget, because these switches are expensive.
What is it?

9. These switches run from eight to 32 ports (some have 64) and also have high availability features like dual power supplies and removable FRUs. They usually do not perform as fast as directors though.
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10. This switch can also handle the FC-AL protocol, and allows the attachment of older FC-AL based SAN gear (like tape drives) to the fabric. It assigns a unique WWN for each FC-AL ID on the connection, so that fabric based devices can address the FC-AL based device.
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