1.6. Topologies

1.6.1. Point-to-Point

The first topology to discuss is the simplest, it is called a point-to-point topology. It is two nodes (devices) connected together. One node could be a computer system and the other node could be a disk array.

Figure 1-3. Point-to-Point Topology

This particular topology uses two nodes (each node must have at least one port), and the nodes are connected using one link or cable. The point-to-point connection guarantees instant access with no interference from any other node or application.

If a peripheral node, such as a disk array, has two N_Ports, access to the disk array could be shared between two computer ...

Get Fibre Channel for Mass Storage now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.