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Storage Networking Protocol Fundamentals by James Long

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Chapter 14. Protocol Decoding and Traffic Analysis

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the need for protocol decoders

  • Describe the methods available to capture traffic

  • List the types of protocol decoders

  • Explain the need for traffic analyzers

  • List the types of traffic analyzers

This chapter provides an overview of the concepts and tools related to protocol decoding and analysis. The material in this chapter is more relevant to troubleshooting activities than to day-to-day operations. Though troubleshooting occurs less frequently than daily maintenance and configuration changes, every storage network administrator should be familiar with the tools available for troubleshooting.

The Purpose of Protocol Decoding

Most storage networking ...

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