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Fibre Channel for Mass Storage by Ralph H. Thornburgh

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5.9. FC Switch

Figure 5-24. Front view of the Hewlett-Packard FC Switch.

Figure 5-25. Back view of the Hewlett-Packard Fibre Channel Switch

The is capable of allowing Fibre Channel connections to either Private Loops (arbitrated loops), or to Fibre Channel Fabric. EPL (Emulated Private Loop), also known as QL (Quick Loop) will be available at first release, and supported on HP-UX 11.0 and HP-UX 10.20 with the appropriate patches. This mode is used to support legacy systems and peripherals previously supported on existing HP-UX 11.0 operating ...

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