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IBM b-type Gen 5 16 Gbps Switches and Network Advisor by Paulo Neto, Bruno Garcia Galle, Kameswara Bhaskarabhatla, Jon Tate

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Preferred practices
This chapter is a high-level design and preferred practices guide that is based on IBM b-type Gen 5 16 Gbps products and features, focusing on Fibre Channel SAN design. The topics include the early planning phase, topologies, understanding possible operational challenges, and monitoring and improving a SAN infrastructure that is already implemented. The guidelines in this chapter do not apply to every environment, but can guide you through the decisions that you must make for a successful SAN design.
6.1 Physical patching

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