The Fibre Channel Services Layer

The tests mapped to this layer enable network administrators to do the following:

  • Promptly detect sudden changes in the operational state or overall health of one/more ports on the switch;
  • Be alerted to errors/invalid transmissions at the port-level
  • Isolate connection units that have failed;
  • Identify overloaded ports or ports that are abnormally slow.


Figure 1 : The tests mapped to the Fibre Channel Services layer