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IBM z Systems Connectivity Handbook by Bill White, Frank Packheiser, Ewerson Palacio

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Fibre Connection
This chapter describes the Fibre Connection (FICON) channel offered on IBM z Systems platforms. 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 elements
FICON connectivity
4.1 Description
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 ...

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