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SCSI Fundamentals Notes

Introduction: It is a client-server protocol. Client is called “Initiator”, normally it is a Computer with HBA (Host Bus Adapter use to connect the targets like Disks). Server is called “Target”, normally it is a device such as hard disk, CD-ROM Driver, Tape Drive, Printer, etc. Architecture model: The SCSI architecture model is called “SAM”.…

Notes on File System Virtualization – I

What can File system virtualization do for us? 1. Virtualization works across devices Instead of creating folders containing files from one server, for instance, the database administrator can create name spaces based on logical business subjects and assign files from multiple servers, even those running different operating systems and database software. One can have all…

Notes on Windows SCSI Miniport Driver

Thanks to Microsoft, this article is a collection of articles from Microsoft authenticated documents In the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, the SCSIport driver, in conjunction with vendor-written adapter-specific miniport drivers, was for many years, the only driver delivering SCSI commands to the storage targets. The SCSIport driver, however, was designed to work optimally with the…