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Table Of Contents

How this Guide is Organized
Statement of Services and Support
SAN Planning and Deployment Best Practices
Using a 4Gb HBA in a 2Gb FC SAN
High Availability Best Practices
Choosing One or More Single/Dual/Quad Port HBAs
High Availability Features of the QLogic HBA
Connecting the SAN for High Availability
Validating Failover Configurations
Choosing the Right Port on the Switch for Host and Storage Ports
Considerations for Tape Access via an HBA
Check Interoperability of SAN Components
HBA Installation Best Practices
HBA Handling Best Practices
Verifying the HBA Installation
Use Fast!UTIL to Verify HBA BIOS and Connectivity
Verify that the Host Can See the HBA
Verify that the Host Can See the LUNs
Latest HBA Driver Versions
Understand the LED Scheme for QLogic HBAs
HBA Configuration Best Practices
HBA Performance Tuning Best Practices
Introduction
Understanding Application Workloads
Transaction Based Processes (IOPs)
Throughput Based Processes (MBps)
Differences Between Transaction Based and Throughput Based Workloads
Characterization of Common Application Workloads
HBA Parameters that Impact HBA Performance
HBA Performance Tuning in Microsoft Windows
Execution Throttle
HBA Performance Tuning in VMware ESX Server
HBA Queue Depth
Maximum Scatter/Gather List
Maximum Sectors
Monitoring Performance
Gathering host server data
Gathering Host Server Data
Gathering Fabric Network Data
Choosing the Optimal PCI Slot for Your HBA
General SAN Considerations for Performance
Fencing High Performance Applications
Minimize ISL
Upgrade to 4Gb
Set Data Rate to Auto-negotiate
Fan-In Considerations
Avoiding RSCNs
Linear Scaling of HBAs
I/O Load Balancing
Fibre Channel Security Best Practices
Setting a Password for QLogic SANsurfer FC HBA Manager
Generic Fibre Channel SAN Security
Appendix A – QLogic HBA Tasks and Tools Sheet
Task: Information (page 51)
Appendix B – QLogic HBA LED Scheme
References
QLogic Press Review
QLogic Company Information
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