Tagged: Fibre channel

Fibre Channel Frame

Fibre Channel Frame   S O F HEADER PAYLOAD C R C E O F   4 24 2112 4 4   Fibre Channel places a restriction on the length of the data field...

Fibre Channel Networking Model

Fibre Channel Networking Model   It is easier to understand a communications protocol if it is first broken down into parts or layers. For better understanding Fibre channel protocol has been broken into five...

Fibre Channel Classes of service

Classes of service Applications might require different levels of service and guarantees regarding delivery, connectivity and bandwidth. Some applications need to have bandwidth that is dedicated to them during the data exchange like Tape...

Fibre Channel Topologies

Fibre Channel Topologies Topology is the way of approach to connect devices to form a network. Fibre Channel-based networks support three types of base topologies: Point-to-point Arbitrated loop Switched fabric Switched fabric further classified...

What is Hop in SAN fabric?

Hop When Fibre Channel traffic is going from one E_Port over an ISL to another E_Port, is one hop. ISLs are made from connecting an E_Port to an E_Port. There is a hop count...

What are the well known addresses in Fibre Channel?

A well-known address is a reserved address for each Fibre channel service. Each address provides it’s respective service. Well known addresses and its services are Address Service Name Function FFFFFE Fabric login Fabric login...