The driving force behind adopting new tools and processes in test and measurement practices is the desire to understand, predict, and mitigate the impact of Sick but not Dead (SBND) conditions in datacenter fabrics. The growth and centralization of mission critical datacenter SAN environments has exposed the fact that many small yet seemingly insignificant problems have the potential of becoming large scale and impactful events, unless properly contained or controlled. That’s why the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is hosting its next live webcast on Protocol Analysis for High-Speed Fibre Channel Fabrics in the Data Center on October 10, 2018.

Root cause analysis requirements now encompass all layers of the fabric architecture, and new storage protocols that usurp the traditional network stack (i.e. FCoE, iWARP, NVMe over Fabrics, etc.) for purposes of expedited data delivery place additional analytical demands on the datacenter manager. To be sure, all tools have limitations in their effectiveness and areas of coverage, so a well-constructed “collage” of best practices and effective and efficient analysis tools must be developed. To that end, recognizing and reducing the effect of those limitations is essential.

This webcast will introduce participants to Protocol Analysis tools and how they may be incorporated into the “best practices” application of SAN problem solving.  We will review:

  • The protocol of the Phy
  • Use of “in-line” capture tools
  • Benefits of purposeful error injection for developing and supporting today’s high-speed Fibre Channel storage fabrics

Register now to join us on October 10, 2018. FCIA experts will be on hand to answer your questions.