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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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Virtual Fabrics
Virtual Fabrics is an architecture to virtualize hardware boundaries. Traditionally, SAN design and management is done at the granularity of a physical switch. The Virtual Fabrics feature allows SAN design and management to be done at the granularity of a port.
In this chapter we discuss Virtual Fabrics and provide examples of how to implement this feature.
11.1 IBM/Brocade Virtual Fabric
In this section we explain what the IBM/Brocade Virtual Fabrics feature is, and how it is configured to an operational state in a live environment. ...

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