Chapter 5. Fibre Channel Cabling

In this chapter, you will learn about the following:

Cabling is the backbone of any network, including a storage area network (SAN). Similar to any other network, if cables in a storage network haven't been implemented properly, your network can fail to live up to its expectations, no matter how sophisticated or high the performance of your infrastructure or other SAN components is.

You can use two types of Fibre Channel links in storage networks—copper-based and fiber-optic. You must understand the two types of media thoroughly to build a high-speed and high-performance SAN. In this chapter, you'll explore the two types of Fibre Channel media.

Copper-Based Cabling

Copper has ...

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