BIN 2022-Networking (LOT 13057)
This lot is generally related to computer networks. Techniques are disclosed to analyze port performance to improve multi-protocol switching in a storage area network (SAN). The technique monitors operating parameters of ports, compares the parameters with a predefined criterion and identifies eligible ports for which parameters do not deviate much. The technique further compares port traffic data with a threshold, determines rank for the eligible ports and processes I/O operations based on the port ranks. The technology may be implemented in storage area networks, computer networks, servers, network devices, network switches, routers, modems, gateways, etc.