Fibre Channel products and technology
In this chapter, we describe some of the most common Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN) products and technology that are encountered. For a description of the IBM products that are in the IBM System Storage and TotalStorage portfolio, see Chapter 12, “IBM Fibre Channel storage area networks product portfolio” on page 243
7.1 The environment
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) defines the meaning of SAN, Fibre Channel, and Storage:
•Storage area network (SAN)
A network whose primary purpose ...