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Fibre Channel for Mass Storage by Ralph H. Thornburgh

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Chapter 2. Fibre Channel Functional Levels and Protocols

This chapter discusses:

  • Functional levels of Fibre Channel

    - FC-0 Level — Physical

    - FC-1 Level — Encode/Decode

    - FC-2 Level — Framing protocol/Flow control

    - FC-3 Level — Common services

    - FC-4 Level — Protocol mapping

  • Upper Level Protocols

  • Physical components

  • Classes of service

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