The first thing to think of when creating a Brocade storage network has nothing to do with a switch configuration at all. Its about the surrounding management landscape. There are numerous management software options available from a multitude of vendors including Brocade with Network Advisor. If you have purchased BNA then congratulations, you have a solid toolkit in your hands to take care of nearly everything you need to manage, maintain and troubleshoot the SAN. Despite this there are more things to take into account.
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