Chapter5

Fibre Channel SAN

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • What a Fibre Channel SAN is
  • HBAs and CNAs
  • Switches and directors
  • Cabling
  • Fabric services
  • Zoning
  • SAN topologies
  • FC routing and virtual fabrics
  • Flow control
  • Troubleshooting

image This chapter gets under the hood with the important technologies that make up a Fibre Channel SAN. It covers the theory and the practical applications, and shares tips that will help you in the real world. You'll learn the basics about redundancy; cabling; switch, port, and HBA configuration; as well as more-advanced topics such as inter-switch links, virtual fabrics, and inter-VSAN routing.

By the end of the chapter, ...

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