This chapter describes the Fibre Connection (FICON) channel offered on System z systems. The term FICON represents the architecture as defined by the International Committee of Information Technology Standards (INCITS) and published as ANSI standards.
The following topics are covered:
•FICON modes and topologies
FICON provides all the strengths of ESCON while extending the non-droop distance from 9 km to 100 km. FICON also increased the link data rate from 17 MBps offered by ...