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Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches by Jose Rodriguez Ruibal, Shanmuganthan Kumaravel, Michael Engelbrecht, Uwe Dubberke, Jon Tate

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Fabric Operating System
In this chapter, we provide an overview of the Fabric Operating System (FOS) software for the switches, including the firmware that initializes and manages the switch hardware and the diagnostics. We also introduce Fabric OS v6.4.0 and explain its new features and the changes introduced.
4.1 Fabric Operating System overview
The Fabric OS manages the operation of the switch and delivers the same, and compatible, functionality to all the different models of switches and directors. The switch firmware is designed to make ...

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