Fabric Resiliency Best Practices

A draft IBM Redpaper publication

Updated 26 September 2018

Authors: Ian MacQuarrie, Jim Blue, David Lutz, 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
Summary of preferred practices
Preferred implementation
Access gateway
CPU utilization
Frame Viewer
Forward Error Correction

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