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1 – Management

I’ve found that in many cases it is not the technical people being unwilling to maintain their infrastructure but more to the fact there is so much pressure...

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1.1 – MAPS – Know what’s going on.

I’ve written about Fabric Watch quite a lot and I have always stressed the usefulness of this licensed add-on as a feature in FOS. This post will outline...

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1.2 Flow Vision

This subject will be divided in two sections. Flow Monitor and Generator Flow Mirror In FOS 7 the concept of frame-monitoring was introduced on Condor2 and Condor3 ASICs....

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2 – Creating the management landscape

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....

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3 – Reference architecture

In this series of post I will start with a simplified SAN architecture based upon a dual-fabric edge-core-edge design. (Remember this might not be a good design as...

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4 – Standards in operation

Consistency is one of the most important things in a computing environment. There are abundant examples where configuration inconsistencies have led to disastrous events leading up to dropped...

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5 – Standard configuration options

Defaults On the switches there are some default settings which you should enable before taking it into production. First we enable virtual fabrics. (Some OEM’s have this enabled...

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5.1 ISL/E-port configuration – The right way.

To many it has always been a mystery what happens when you connect fibre-channel switches to each other and all of a sudden magic happens and you can...

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6 – Non Standard configuration options

Features and licenses Ever seen these? If not you might just have thrown away one of the most expensive pieces of you purchase. This is the envelope that...

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7 – Fabric Security

This topic is hardly ever touched when fabric designs are developed and discussed among storage engineers but for me this always sits on my TODO list before hooking...

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