Fabric Resiliency Best Practices

An IBM Redpaper publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 17 December 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738457302
ISBN-13: 9780738457307
IBM Form #: REDP-4722-04
(76 pages)

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Authors: Jim Blue, David Lutz, Ian MacQuarrie, Serge Monney


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes preferred practices for deploying and using advanced Brocade Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs from problematic devices and media behavior.

This paper focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available in versions 7.4.2 and 8.1.

Table of contents

Designing resiliency into the fabric
Maintaining an optimal FC SAN environment
Maintaining an optimal FCIP SAN environment
Summary of preferred practices
Preferred implementation open systems
Preferred implementation for FICON
Preferred implementation (all systems)
Access gateway
Frame Viewer
Forward Error Correction

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