ISL Trunking delivers high performance enhanced trunking capabilities by aggregating up to four ISLs into a single logical 8 Gb Fibre Channel link. This license logically groups up to four e-ports to provide a high bandwidth Trunk between two switches. The switch operating system views the Trunk as a single, high bandwidth resource (up to 8 Gb) when routing connections between switches. Connections are load-balanced across the individual links, which comprise the logical trunk group. Each 16-port switch can have four separate 4-port Trunk groups. The result is improved performance, increased high availability, and simplified network design and management.



allows the administrator to customize the switch to the specific requirements of their enterprise environment

Controllable-Optimal Performance:

enable 8Gb pipes with ISL Trunking. Potential network congestion is mitigated by the additional bandwidth


API Access through PERL scripting capabilities, the administrator can simply automate management tasks, which are unique to each environment

Resilient-Proactive SAN Health:

The Fabric Watch and Advanced Performance Monitoring features provide the capability to monitor, diagnose and alert the administrator of environmental and performance hot spots. Advance warning to potential problems is critical to maximizing uptime of mission critical environments.