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Fibre Channel for Mass Storage by Ralph H. Thornburgh

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5.8. SCSI Multiplexer

Figure 5-22. A3308A SCSI Multiplexer

Most data centers today are using SCSI technology. Peripheral devices are attached to their host systems through SCSI cables connected to SCSI host bus adapters (HBAs). To use FC technology, however, each system must be able to “speak Fibre Channel.” Meeting this requirement usually means expensive purchases and time-consuming conversion, migration of data, and installation of FC-compatible hardware systems and peripherals.

Hewlett-Packard’s solution to this concern is the Fibre Channel SCSI Multiplexer (FC-SCSI MUX). The FC-SCSI MUX allows an FC host to use FC technology to transmit ...

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