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IBM System Storage N series Software Guide by Marco Schwarz, Tom Provost, Steven Pemberton, Dirk Peitzmann, Jeff Lin, Roland Tretau

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Fibre Channel
This chapter provides a high level overview of the Fibre Channel (FC) protocol.
The following topics are covered:
What FC is
What FC nodes are
How FC target nodes connect to the network
How FC nodes are identified
26.1 Fibre Channel defined
First started in 1988 and got ANSI standard approval in 1994, Fibre Channel (FC) is now the most common connection type for storage area network (SAN). Nowadays FC SAN is already an indispensable infrastructure component in any current complex IT environment. With the proliferation of various ...

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