What is the SAN (Storage Area Network)?
Understanding the ISCSI Switch
The Reason Why Choose 10G ISCSI Switches for SAN
- Flow control: building the SAN by using 10G iSCSI switches can help the host avoid being overwhelmed by the high traffic associated with iSCSI storage through allowing the host to control the rate at which data is received, and use flow control. Traffic control can also help prevent packet loss and avoid increased delays in iSCSI storage networks.
- Jumbo frame: the high payload of jumbo frames can be processed by providing fewer frames to the switch, thereby improving the efficiency of data transmission. This can improve 10G iSCSI performance, but using jumbo frames may cost more. Basically, the better the iSCSI switch is, the better your SAN will be.
- Link aggregation: also known as port trunking, this feature combines switch ports into higher bandwidth trunks to increase throughput and create redundancy. This is significant for you to build your SAN.