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Brocade operating systems

Brocade operating systems

Operating Systems Real-time Operating System (RTOS) Brocade uses Vxworks as Real-time Operating System Brocade uses Linux Real-time Operating System It directly communicates with the hardware It loads at the initial boot It Provides hardware...

Brocade ASIC family

Brocade ASIC family

ASIC stands for Application specific integrated circuit. Brocade switches are differentiated into generations based on the ASICs used in the switch. Different ASICs are used in different generations. ASICs are responsible for in order...

What is Zoning?

What is Zoning?

Zoning Zoning means restricting to the scope of an initiator (host) to a particular target (storage array) in fabric. An initiator can see only the devices from a particular storage array that is zoned...

Brocade SAN Switch port states

Brocade SAN Switch port states

The possible brocade Switch port states are Port State Description No Card No card is present in Switch slot. Usually we find this port state in Director class switches No_Module No SFP module in...

Fibre Channel Classes of service

Fibre Channel Classes of service

Classes of service Applications might require different levels of service and guarantees regarding delivery, connectivity and bandwidth. Some applications need to have bandwidth that is dedicated to them during the data exchange like Tape...

Converged Network Adapter

Converged Network Adapter

Converged Network Adapters Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) can run both Ethernet and Fibre Channel traffic at the same time. These CNAs combine the functions of an HBA and a Network Interface Card (NIC) on...

Fibre Channel Topologies

Fibre Channel Topologies

Fibre Channel Topologies Topology is the way of approach to connect devices to form a network. Fibre Channel-based networks support three types of base topologies: Point-to-point Arbitrated loop Switched fabric Switched fabric further classified...