Validation Methods for AS5653 Fibre Channel Switch
This document establishes techniques for validating that an Fibre Channel Switch complies with the requirements delineated in AS5653. The purpose of this document is to provide methods for validating that the Fibre Channel Switch complies with the Fibre Channel Switch requirements of AS5653. This document provides a modular, independent set of methods for each of the requirements in AS5653 that applies to a Fibre Channel Switch.
Rationale: AS5653 is a new interface standard and no document currently exists that provides guidance for Fibre Channel Switch validation. A validation standard an essential part of ensuring that AS5653 provides a measurable set of parameters that ensure interoperability within the scope of influence of the interface standard.