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  • 1.  SAN Fabric Testing

    Posted 03-07-2015 08:05 AM

    I am looking for information relating to a series of tests which could be performed after some new SAN Fabric switches have been installed in order to show that they are working . . . my customer is asking for some basic tests which could be performed, and rather than reinvent the wheel, I was wondering whether anyody had anyhting which they could share.


    Has anyody got any previously used test plans?



  • 2.  Re: SAN Fabric Testing

    Posted 03-10-2015 01:10 AM

    the question is, what do you want to test

    or better what does the customer want to get answered with a test!


    and no i have not used test plans, SAN works or it does not work that simple it is :)


    but, there are some basic tests you can run when implementing ISL.

    first you can use the D port config to run diag test on ISL ports connected to each other.


    or the more demanding test that can be run in a life enviroment, but with caution

    with the command spinfab you can test if the ISL are working correct

    *spinFab  -  Runs  functional  test of interswitch link (ISL)
         cabling and trunk group operation.


    i would use this command only if the fabrics arent in production yet.


    never the less ask your customer what answers he is looking for