This chapter describes SAN network protocols for the IBM System Storage N series Clustered Data ONTAP storage system and characteristics for each SAN protocol.
We provide information to help you determine what is the correct protocol for your environment and which protocol should be used for each case.
A SAN is a block-based storage system that uses Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and iSCSI. In the Data ONTAP 8.2 operating system, SAN is currently supported in clusters of up to eight nodes.
The following topics ...