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© 2006, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.Presentation_ID.scr1
© 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco PublicSession_3708
Advanced SANTroubleshooting
Mike Frase
Session BRKSAN 3708
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© 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public
Session 3708
Fibre Channel & MDS Switch Basics
FC Operations ReviewAddressing, FC ServicesDomains, Zoning
MDS Serviceability Tools
FCanalyzerSPAN & PAA
(WireShark usage)
(Output analysis, debug, logs, Cores)
Performance Manager
(Licensed part of Fabric Manager)
(Using Netflow and SPAN w/PAA)
Device connectionsISL’sZoningIVRNPV
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Session 3708
Simple to Complex -
Troubleshooting at all Levels
Simple SAN
– small port count
No Inter-switch linksDual FabricMinimal SAN/OS feature use
Director Class collapsed CORE SAN
– large port count
High availability DesignPort Channels, FSPF RoutingMulti San/OS feature use
Core Director SAN w/ Bladeserver & edge switches
Multi DomainsInteropNPV - Top of Rack
Central SAN to Backup DR SAN
Inter VSAN RoutingDistant extended ISL’s, FCIP
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Session 3708
Fibre Channel Operations
Physical Layer basics
Understanding FC addressing
Needing to live within the limits of the standards
Fibre Channel Protocol Services & SAN/OS
Refreshers on FLOGI. PLOGI, standards operations as they relate to SAN/OSThe ISL connection
Operational understanding
– Basic & Enhanced operation
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Session 3708
Fibre Channel Layers
FC-0defines the physical interface characteristics
Signaling rates, cables, connectors, distance capabilities, etc.
FC-1defines how characters are encoded/decoded for transmission
Transmission characters aregiven desirable characters
FC-2defines howinformation is transported
Frames, sequences,exchanges, login sessions
FC-3place holder forfuture functions
FC-4defines how differentprotocols are mapped to useFiber Channel
SCSI, IP, Virtual InterfaceArchitecture, others
Structure Is Divided into Five Levels of Functionality
FC-PHFC-0FC-1FC-2FC-3FC-4sCommon ServicesSignaling ProtocolTransmission CodePhysical InterfaceIPSCSI

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