This IBM® Redpaper® publication describes best practices for deploying and using advanced Broadcom Fabric Operating System (FOS) features to identify, monitor, and protect Fibre Channel (FC) SANs from problematic devices and media behavior.
Note that this paper primarily focuses on the FOS command options and features that are available since version 8.2 with some coverage of new features that were introduced in 9.0.
This paper covers the following recent changes:
Fabric best practices using IBM SAN-b switches
Designing resiliency into the fabric
Maintaining an optimal FC SAN environment
Maintaining an optimal FCIP SAN environment
Monitoring a FC SAN environment
Forward Error Correction
Summary of best practices