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6.1.3 IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric is a SAN Fabric management tool focused on discovering and monitoring the health of SAN islands that exist within an organization. A SAN island is a group of SAN switches, storage devices, and hosts that are connected together to form one network. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric is architected to common industry standards and therefore allows you to choose best-of-breed hardware products for your storage infrastructure. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric uses a combination of agents installed on SAN connected servers and SNMP calls directly to SAN switch hardware to discover and monitor SAN health and operations. TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric performs a topology discovery and renders the components and storage resources. This enables you to validate the intended connections between systems and storage devices. Therefore, it is quite easy to check to see whether or not the real configuration meets the plans. Using TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric helps you to be more effective. Figure 6-8 shows the TotalStorage Productivity Center for Fabric console.