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Administering Data Centers. Servers, Storage, and Voice over IP

  • ID: 2248191
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • 632 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
"This book covers a wide spectrum of topics relevant to implementing and managing a modern data center. The chapters are comprehensive and the flow of concepts is easy to understand."

Cisco reviewer

Gain a practical knowledge of data center concepts

To create a well–designed data center (including storage and network architecture, VoIP implementation, and server consolidation) you must understand a variety of key concepts and technologies. This book explains those factors in a way that smoothes the path to implementation and management. Whether you need an introduction to the technologies, a refresher course for IT managers and data center personnel, or an additional resource for advanced study, you′ll find these guidelines and solutions provide a solid foundation for building reliable designs and secure data center policies.

  • Understand the common causes and high costs of service outages
  • Learn how to measure high availability and achieve maximum levels
  • Design a data center using optimum physical, environmental, and technological elements
  • Explore a modular design for cabling, Points of Distribution, and WAN connections from ISPs
  • See what must be considered when consolidating data center resources
  • Expand your knowledge of best practices and security
  • Create a data center environment that is user– and manager–friendly
  • Learn how high availability, clustering, and disaster recovery solutions can be deployed to protect critical information
  • Find out how to use a single network infrastructure for IP data, voice, and storage
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About the Author v

Preface xxiii

Acknowledgments xxv

Introduction xxvii

Part One Data Center Basics 1

Chapter 1 No Time for Downtime 3

Chapter 2 The High–Availability Continuum 17

Part Two Data Center Architecture 25

Chapter 3 Data Center Requirements 27

Chapter 4 Data Center Design 37

Chapter 5 Network Infrastructure in a Data Center 51

Chapter 6 Data Center Maintenance 61

Chapter 7 Power Distribution in a Data Center 71

Chapter 8 Data Center HVAC 79

Part Three Data Center Consolidation 93

Chapter 9 Reasons for Data Center Consolidation 95

Chapter 10 Data Center Consolidation Phases 107

Part Four Data Center Servers 127

Chapter 11 Server Performance Metrics 129

Chapter 12 Server Capacity Planning 143

Chapter 13 Best Practices in IT 157

Chapter 14 Server Security 175

Chapter 15 Server Administration 187

Chapter 16 Device Naming 203

Chapter 17 Load Balancing 217

Chapter 18 Fault Tolerance 233

Chapter 19 RAID 241

Part Five Data Storage Technologies 253

Chapter 20 Data Storage Solutions 255

Chapter 21 Storage Area Networks 273

Chapter 22 Configuring a SAN 299

Chapter 23 Using SANs for High Availability 309

Chapter 24 IP–Based Storage Communications 319

Part Six Data Center Clusters 331

Chapter 25 Cluster Architecture 333

Chapter 26 Cluster Requirements 345

Chapter 27 Designing Cluster–Friendly Applications 361

Part Seven Network Design, Implementation, and Security 369

Chapter 28 Network Devices 371

Chapter 29 Network Protocols 389

Chapter 30 IP Addressing 397

Chapter 31 Network Technologies 413

Chapter 32 Network Topologies 435

Chapter 33 Network Design 447

Chapter 34 Designing Fault–Tolerant Networks 471

Chapter 35 Internet Access Technologies and VPNs 481

Chapter 36 Firewalls 495

Chapter 37 Network Security 505

Part Eight Disaster Recovery 519

Chapter 38 Disaster Recovery 521

Chapter 39 DR Architectures 537

Part Nine Future Considerations 543

Chapter 40 Voice over IP and Converged Infrastructure 545

Chapter 41 What s Next 571

Part Ten Appendix 581

Appendix A Storage and Networking Solutions 583

Glossary 587

Index 601

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KAILASH JAYASWAL has more than 18 years of experience as a systems and storage administrator in various companies such as IBM, Cisco Systems, Inc., Roche Bioscience, Siebel, KLA Tencor, and Caterpillar, Inc. He is currently a project manager at Cisco Systems, Inc. He has been involved in large data center consolidations, in capacity planning, in architecting and implementing server and storage installations, and in deploying disaster recovery solutions.
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