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IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi by Jon Tate, Michael Voigt, Leandro Torolho, Scheila Rossana Rinaldo Maliska, Richard Kelley

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Midrange level scenario
This chapter provides a configuration sample scenario using the SAN48B-5, SAN96B-5, Storwize V7000, and some ESXi hosts to reinforce and demonstrate the information in this book. The following sections are covered:
7.1 Storage area network
Storage area networks (SANs) often utilize a Fibre Channel fabric topology—an infrastructure that is specifically designed to handle storage communications. It provides faster and more reliable access than higher-level protocols ...

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