Figure 11 NPV network diagram
As shown in
fabric. The core switch is a switch operating in FCF mode. The NPV switch is connected to the nodes
through its F_Ports and to the core switch through its NP_Port. In this manner, the NPV switch forwards
traffic from its connected nodes to the core switch.
The NPV switch appears as an FCF switch to nodes and as a node to the core switch.
For more information about NPV, see
Protocols and standards
FC-FS-3, Fibre Channel - Framing and Signaling - 3
FC-SW-5, Fibre Channel - Switch Fabric - 5
FC-LS-2, Fibre Channel - Link Services - 2
FC-GS-6, Fibre Channel - Generic Services - 6
FC-BB-5, Fibre Channel - Back Bone – 5
1, the NPV switch resides between nodes and the core switch on the edge of the