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There is no QoS in FC

Can Fibre Channel fabrics handle quality of service, i.e. prioritized storage traffic and bandwidth guarantees according to given rules?

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No, there is no QoS in Fibre Channel. Theoretically, Class 1 gives it to you but there are no Class 1 switches that I know of (Inrange maybe). Even so, there are no Class 1 HBAs.

Regards,
Marc

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This was first published in October 2002

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