SnapSAN S3000/S5000 Software Partitioning User Guide

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    This user guide explains how the SW (Software) Partitioning function manages disk array resources (disks, cache memory, ports) by dividing them into business or other logical units and constructing virtual storage that has independent resources. Virtual storage is known as partitions (VSPAR: Virtual Storage PARtition) in the partitioning function.This guide assumes that you are familiar with computer hardware, data storage, and network administration terminology and tasks. It also assumes you have basic knowledge of Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Serial-attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA), Storage Area Network (SAN), and Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) technology.