This chapter describes the Fibre Connection (FICON) channel offered on IBM 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 of the strengths of ESCON and extends the non-drop distance 9 - 100 km. FICON also increases the link data rate from the 17 MBps offered by ESCON ...