Chapter 5

Solving Congestion with Storage I/O Performance Monitoring

This chapter explains the use of storage I/O performance monitoring for handling network congestion problems.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Why Monitor Storage I/O Performance?

  • How and Where to Monitor Storage I/O Performance.

  • Cisco SAN Analytics Architecture

  • Understanding I/O Flows in a Storage Network

  • I/O Flow Metrics

  • I/O Operations and Network Traffic Patterns

  • Case studies

Why Monitor Storage I/O Performance?

Storage I/O performance monitoring provides advanced insights into network traffic, which can then be used to accurately address network congestion. This information is in addition to what the network ports already provide by counting the number of packets ...

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