What’s Fibre Channel? [closed]

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What is a Fibre Channel disk? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 7 years ago. Improve this question Our NetAPP SAN uses something called “Fibre Channel” disks. What are Fibre Channel disks, and does this mean that I can’t replace them … Read more

I still don’t understand FC HBAs and such things [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 10 years ago. Improve this question There is NO documentation out there. The companies don’t offer any help on their products, and there aren’t text books or anything. I … Read more

Add Windows Server 2008 MPIO futures to Windows 7 [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for Server Fault. Closed 9 years ago. Improve this question I have interest issue. I want to work with SAN storage via two Fibre Chanel with using multypath. And I want to use … Read more

Can I use a HBA to connect to Internet

I recently got a QLogic QLE2460 network card which seems to be a Host Bus Adapter. Can I somehow use it as a network interface (NIC) between my server/workstation and a Cisco Catalyst switch with fibre channel modules. If no, what fibre channel card would be proper for that purpose? Answer You cannot use the … Read more

Fibre Channel Ports and Tape Library

I am looking for advice rather then fix my issue. What should fibre channel port settings be? Currently F_ports, I have a qlogic 5800 sanbox switch connected to quantum scalar i40 lto7 library over fibre channel. My backup product P5, speeds backing up a NAS a rubbish, will never finish! If you have a backup … Read more

Fiber-optic communication: Link length [closed]

It’s difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center. Closed 10 years ago. I am trying to understand fiber optic communication … Read more

RHEL – blocked FC remote port time out: saving binding

My Server went into a faulty state since the database could not write on the partition. I found out that the partition went into Read Only mode. Finally to fix it, I had to do a hard reboot. Linux 2.6.18-164.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Aug 18 15:59:11 EDT 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux /var/log/messages Oct 31 … Read more

what is the latency for an 8K transfer of Fibre Channel? (NFS vs FC) [closed]

It’s difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center. Closed 10 years ago. I’ve heard it said that a 512byte data … Read more

How to differentiate GE, Optic and FC adapter/SFP?

I’m going through old switches laying around and find myself troubled by all the different connection types the PCI adapters and their SFP have. I found a 10GE (gigabit ethernet?) SFP that says it’s a Fiber channel (Brocade 57-0000075-01) and then I get one that says Fiber Optic (Intel TXN310110000000) or even yet, a Cisco … Read more