SAN Volume Controller: Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

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The IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) has unique SAN fabric configuration requirements that are different from what one may be used to for other storage devices. A quality SAN configuration can go a long way towards a stable, reliable, and scalable SVC installation; conversely, a poor SAN environment can make the SVC experience considerably less pleasant. This paper captures some of the best practices based on field experience, and details the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller.