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
|FFFFFE||Fabric login||Fabric login server assigns a fabric address to newly connected devices, which allows to communicate with other devices which is called FCID.|
|FFFFFC||Directory server / Name server||Directory server/Name server registers newly connected devices. It gives entry in name server.
Conduct quires to discover other devices in fabric.
|FFFFFD||Fabric controller||It is responsible for providing state change notifications(SCN)s to registered devices/nodes when a change is fabric topology|
|FFFFFB||Time Server||Time server sends time to all switches in fabric and maintains time synchronization.|
|FFFFFA||Management server||Management server provides single point of contact for managing the fabric.|
|FFFFF8||Alias Server||Alias server is responsible for creating and managing alias names for fabric nodes/devices.|
|FFFFFF||Broadcast server||Responsible for broadcasting to all N ports and NL ports.|