Fibre channel provides a common infrastructure that can be used to network computers and peripherals together.
Fibre channel supports protocol data carried in LLC/SNAP frames, SCSI, IPI, and HIPPI, among others.
Defined speeds range from 12.5MBps to 400MBps.
Fibre channel can connect one pair of systems across a point-to-point link, a set of systems joined in a loop, or a large switched network (which is called a Fabric).
Every port has a built-in world wide port name. For example, many ports are assigned IEEE identifiers or IEEE field replaceable hardware unit numbers.
FC-0 defines cables, connectors, and the signals sent on the medium.
FC-1 defines the 8B/10B encoding used to translate data bytes into 10-bit code-groups.
FC-2 is the ...