Quiz #3: Storage networking

Try your hand at the third complete quiz in our Storage Smarts series and find out how much you really know about storage networking.

If you've missed any of the Storage Smarts questions in our daily e-mails, here's another chance to test your memory. We've compiled questions 21 to 30 below. Good luck!

Question #21

This is hard disk storage that is set up with its own network address rather than being attached to the department computer that is serving applications to a network's workstation users.

a. storage area network
b. hard disk drive
c. network-attached storage
d. redundant array of independent disks
e. file cabinet

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Question #22

Storage networking expert Marc Farley defines this term as the process of securing end-to-end connections for a network. In telecommunications terminology, it means finding network links from whatever assortment of service providers there are to build the necessary point-to-point connections.

a. wiring
b. provisioning
c. routing
d. mapping
e. circling

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Question #23

SAN expert Christopher Poelker shared an extensive list of principal benefits of moving to a SAN. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

a. Protect critical data
b. Staff utilization for server management
c. Management costs as a percentage of storage costs
d. Reduce data center rack/floor space
e. Improved word processing

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Question #24

This is an open protocol used to control data backup and recovery communications between primary and secondary storage in a heterogeneous network environment.

a. Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP)
b. Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP)
c. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
d. Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
e. Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)

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Question #25

This is the ability to access a particular LUN from either two different paths on a single host simultaneously (load balanced), or by two separate hosts within a cluster environment (distributed lock management).

a. remote access
b. direct access
c. concurrent access
d. conditional access
e. access denied

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Question #26

This is a fundamental technique for SAN management that can be implemented several different ways. In all cases, it serves to limit users' access to the appropriate storage devices. This increases security and decreases traffic over the network.

a. striping
b. mapping
c. tunneling
d. zoning
e. locking

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Question #27

This is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. It may be privately owned or rented, but the term usually connotes the inclusion of public (shared user) networks.

a. wide area network (WAN)
b. local area network (LAN)
c. metropolitan area network (MAN)
d. storage area network (SAN)
e. personal area network (PAN)

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Question #28

There are six S's to SAN (storage area network), says Scott Drummond, IBM's storage networking program director. Which of the following is not one of them?

a. servers
b. software
c. storage
d. solid-state
e. SAN fabric

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Question #29

This is a transmission technology based on the most widely-installed local area network (LAN) technology. It provides a data rate of 1 billion bits per second, is defined in the IEEE 802.3 standard and is currently being used as the backbone in many enterprise networks.

a. iSCSI
b. Fibre Channel
c. Gigabit Ethernet
d. asynchronous transfer mode (ATM)
e. UHF

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Question #30

This is a technology that puts data from different sources together on an optical fiber, with each signal carried at the same time on its own separate light wavelength. It promises wide bandwidth communications for SANs.

a. frequency-division multiplexing (FDM)
b. dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM)
c. time-division multiplexing (TDM)
d. traditional multiplexing (MUX)
e. multiplexer

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This was first published in September 2002

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