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Fibre Channel for Mass Storage by Ralph H. Thornburgh

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3.4. Topologies

There will be more information about hubs and specifically Hewlett-Packard hubs in Chapter 5. However, for now, to demonstrate a couple of topologies using hubs see Figures 3-9 and 3-10.

Figure 3-9. Cascaded Shortwave Hub Topology

Figure 3-10. Cascaded Long-wave Hub Topology

3.4.1. Cascading Shortwave Hubs

A server with an FC-AL, short-wave host bus adapter (HBA) can connect to an FC-AL hub 500 meters away. Each of the 10 ports on the hub can connect to an FC-AL device up to 500 meters away.

Cascaded hubs use one port on each ...

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