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SAN and Fabric Resiliency Best Practices for IBM b-type Products

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 05 January 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460257
ISBN-13: 9780738460253
IBM Form #: REDP-4722-05

Authors: Ian MacQuarrie, Jim Blue, David Lutz, David Green and Gavin O'Reilly

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

    Note that this paper primarily focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available since version 8.2 with some coverage of new features that were introduced in 9.0.

    This paper covers the following recent changes:

    • SANnav
    • Fabric Performance Impact Notification

    Table of Contents

    Fabric best practices using IBM SAN-b switches


    Designing resiliency into the fabric

    Maintaining an optimal FC SAN environment

    Maintaining an optimal FCIP SAN environment

    Monitoring a FC SAN environment


    Access gateway

    Frame Viewer

    Forward Error Correction

    Summary of best practices


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