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IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation by Jose Rodriguez Ruibal, Shanmuganthan Kumaravel, Jon Tate

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Routing in virtual fabrics
The FC-FC routing service provides Fibre Channel routing (FCR) between two or more fabrics without merging those fabrics. With virtual fabrics, physical switches can be partitioned into independently managed logical switches, each with their own data, control, and management paths.
In this chapter, we discuss the issues that arise when combining the functionality of routing within a virtual fabric environment.
8.1 Routing and virtual fabrics
IBM/Brocade Virtual Fabric is available on the SAN40B-4, SAN80B-4, SAN384B, ...

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