List the functions provided by bit-level encoding schemes.
Clocking, DC balance, bit error detection and byte/word alignment.
What must be subtracted from the data bit rate to determine the ULP throughput rate?
Inter-frame spacing and framing overhead.
List the six physical topologies.
Star, linear, circular, tree, partial mesh and full mesh.
How can a protocol that is not designed to operate in a circular physical topology overcome this limitation?
By implementing special procedures or protocols that create a non-circular logical topology.
Describe one situation in which service and device discovery is not required.
Either of the following is correct: when a human learns of the service/device name or address via some non-computerized method or when a device has been manually configured.
What additional steps might be required after service/device discovery?
Name and/or address resolution depending on the contents of the discovery reply.
How many ULPs was the SPI designed to support? List them.
During which SPI bus phases is the data bus used?
COMMAND, DATA, STATUS and MESSAGE.
Why does the SPI device discovery mechanism not scale?
Each address in the address space must be probed.
What SCSI command enables the discovery of LUNs?
Ethernet originally competed against what network technologies?
Primarily ARCNET and Token Ring.
What assumption enables Ethernet to remain a low-overhead protocol?
That ULPs will provide the required functionality that is missing from Ethernet.
What logical topology is supported by Ethernet?
List three characteristics that contributed to the early success of TCP/IP.
Emphasis on human community, abstraction through layered protocols and open dialogue about future developments.
What is the ULP throughput rate of iSCSI on GE?
What iSCSI command enables the discovery of target nodes?
What two protocols are available for automated discovery of iSCSI target devices and nodes?
SLP and iSNS.
Did FC evolve into a multi-protocol transport, or was it designed as such from the beginning?
FC was designed to be multi-protocol from the beginning.
What is the ULP throughput rate of FCP on one Gbps FC?
FC protocol operations are defined for what topologies?
PTP, loop and switch based (fabric).
FC device discovery can be bounded by what mechanism?