Fibre Channel IP
Fibre Channel management framework
Fibre Channel physical and signaling
A unique key to enable additional product features. This key is entered into the Configure
Feature Key dialog box in the Product Manager application to activate optional hardware and
software features. Upon purchasing a new feature, Hewlett-Packard will provide the feature
key to the customer.
The fiber-optic cable made from thin strands of glass through which data in the form of light
pulses is transmitted. It is used for high-speed transmissions over medium (200 m) to long (10
The branch of optical technology concerned with the transmission of radiant power through
fibers of transparent materials such as glass, fused silica, or plastic (E). Telecommunication
applications of fiber optics use optical fibers. A single fiber or a nonspatially aligned fiber
bundle is used for each information channel. Such fibers are often called optical fibers to
differentiate them from fibers that are used in noncommunication applications (D).
A generic Fibre Channel term used to cover all transmission media types specified in the Fibre
Channel Physical Layer (FC-PH) standard such as optical fiber, copper twisted pair, and
copper coaxial cable.
FC. Integrated set of standards recognized by American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
which defines specific protocols for flexible information transfer. Logically, a point-to-point
serial data channel, structured for high performance.
Fibre Channel adapter
FC adapter. See
Fibre Channel address
A 3-byte node port (N_Port) identifier which is unique within the address domain of a fabric.
Each port may choose its own identifier, or the identifier may be assigned automatically during
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