Tag Archives: fillwords

Signal quality and link stability

I really think I should stop with fillword discussions but here is one more. What happens even if you have set the correct fillword, have made sure all...

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Fillwords IDLE vs ARBff (one last time)

I’ve written about fillwords a lot (see here, here, and here) but I didn’t show you much about the different symptoms an incorrect fillword setting may incur. As...

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One rotten apple spoils the bunch – 2

As mentioned in my previous post it only takes a single device to really cause some serious havoc in a storage environment. Now, “Why”, you may ask, do...

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One rotten apple spoils the bunch – 1

Last week I had another one. A rotten apple that spoiled the bunch or, in storage terms, a slow drain device causing havoc in a fabric. This time...

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Fill Words. What are those, what do they do and why are they needed

There has been quite some confusion around the use of fill words with the adoption of the 8G fibre-channel standard. Some admins have reported that they have problems [..]

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