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HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch
Installation & Operation Guide
HP Part Number 5971-0861
Printed in February 2001

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide HP Part Number 5971-0861 Printed in February 2001...

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    Notice The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with regard to this material, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Symbols Used on Equipment The following table describes the symbols that are used on the fibre loop switch. HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Any surface of area of the equipment marked with these symbols indicates the presence of electrical shock hazards.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Symbols in Text The following symbols are used in the following formats to highlight special messages throughout this guide: Note: This format is used to highlight information of importance or special interest.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents ...v Preface...vii Related Publications ... vii Related Web Sites ... viii Chapter 1: Introducing the HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch ...1 Fibre Loop Switch Features ...1 GBIC Ports ...1 Front Panel LEDs ...2 Switching Operation ...4 Fibre Channel Arbitration in the Fibre Loop Switch ...5 Fibre Loop Switch Initialization ...6...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Appendix A: Fibre Loop Switch Functional Specifications ...37 Switching ...37 Physical Specifications ...37 Environmental Specifications ...37 Electrical Specifications ...38 LED Specifications ...38 Fibre Channel Communications ...38 Regulatory Certification ...38 Appendix B: Regulatory Information ...41 Regulatory Notices ...41...

  • Page 7: Related Publications

    The fibre loop switch provides an affordable entry-level SAN switch with multiple connectivity options. This guide provides information about the features and capabilities of the fibre loop switch, and how to install it. Related Publications The following publications provide information regarding Storage Area Networks (SANs) and the Fibre Channel protocol.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Related Web Sites These web sites, among others, provide significant information regarding SANs and the Fibre Channel protocol. Table 1: Related Websites Site ANSI Fibre Channel Industry Association Storage Network Industry Association viii http://www.ansi.org/docs/home.html...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Introducing The Hp P4459a 8-port Fibre Loop Switch, Fibre Loop Switch Features

    Fibre Loop Switch Features • Switching Operation Fibre Loop Switch Features The fibre loop switch features an integral 12Gb/sec. engine that enables full duplex, concurrent switching on all ports. Additional features of the fibre loop switch are described in the following sections: •...

  • Page 10: Front Panel Leds

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Figure 1: Front View of the Fibre Loop Switch Front Panel LEDs In addition to the port connectors, the front panel of the fibre loop switch contains LEDs that provide diagnostic information for both switch and port status, and an IEC power plug connector.

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    Figure 2: Fibre Loop Switch front panel Table 1 describes the operation of the switch LEDs and Table 2 describes the operation of the port LEDs on the front panel of the fibre loop switch. Table 1: Fibre Loop Switch LEDs...

  • Page 12: Switching Operation

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Switching Operation The fibre loop switch implements the Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop protocol. It provides concurrent connections to the storage area network (SAN) without changing the FC-AL interface, which most SAN end-node devices normally communicate.

  • Page 13: Fibre Channel Arbitration In The Fibre Loop Switch

    The fibre loop switch helps reduce the time arbitration and loop initialization required in an active FC network. The fibre loop switch also supports an initialization agent called P4459A Name Server. These features are explained in the following sections: •...

  • Page 14: Fibre Loop Switch Initialization

    “real” work is performed on the loop while it is underway. Therefore, it is wise to have a measure of visibility and control over LIP generation. This is the advantage of P4459A Name Server. It limits the effects of a LIP on other devices in the network.

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    LIP. Obviously, this interrupts any traffic in progress on that switch port, or on another switch port that is involved in a connection with a device on that switch port. However, it need not disrupt communications on any other switch port.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide...

  • Page 17: Chapter 2: Installing The Fibre Loop Switch, Unpacking The Fibre Loop Switch

    The fibre loop switch comes packed in a single, integrated shipping box. Retain the box to reship the switch if necessary. Included are the following items: • A fibre loop switch • This HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide • Two power cords • Two HSSDC copper GBICs •...

  • Page 18: Installing And Removing Gbics In The Fibre Loop Switch, Installing A Gbic

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Installing and Removing GBICs in the Fibre Loop Switch Each port that you plan on using on the fibre loop switch must be configured with an HP-supported GBIC to provide media connectivity. Depending on the GBIC installed, connectivity options include copper and short-wave multi-mode fiber.

  • Page 19: Removing A Gbic

    Repeat steps 1 through 4 for all GBICs that you want to install. Removing a GBIC The following procedure describes how to remove a GBIC: Remove any cables attached to the GBIC. Stressing the cable during GBIC removal might break it. D-connector Guide tab Installing the Fibre Loop Switch Guide tab...

  • Page 20: Rack Mounting The Fibre Loop Switch, Rack Installation

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Squeeze the latch levers (on the GBIC) together and pull the GBIC straight out. Note: GBIC latching mechanisms vary by manufacturer. Rack Mounting the Fibre Loop Switch The following sections provide information and procedures on how to rack mount the fibre loop switch.

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    Installation Order: Begin installing components at the bottom of the rack. Rack Installation Overview The instructions in this guide are specifically for Hewlett-Packard rack enclosure product numbers J1464A, J1466A, J1487B, J1488A, J1500A, J1501A, and J1502A. For information about other rack installations, see the rack-mount kit Installing the Fibre Loop Switch...

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide instructions that come with your rack or HP NetServer, or refer to the following web site: http://www.hp.com/racksolutions Note: The installation instructions that follow use “left” and “right” to refer to rack columns as viewed from the rear of the rack.

  • Page 23: Tools Required

    Rack Column "R" Spacer Tools Required To install the switch in an HP rack, you need a T25 Torx driver and a #1 Phillips- head screwdriver. HP Rack Mounting Installation Steps Installing the fibre loop switch into an HP rack requires the following general steps: •...

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    Step 7: Complete the Installation Step 1: Preparation Before you install the switch into an HP rack, refer to the rack documentation as you extend the anti-tip foot or ensure that the anti-tip feature is installed. Lower the leveler feet.

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    Installing the Fibre Loop Switch Figure 7: Marking Holes and Attaching Barrel Nuts on HP Systems Racks Right Rear Rack Column EIA Unit Barrel Nuts Left Rear Rack Column...

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Figure 8: Marking Holes and Attaching Barrel Nuts on HP Rack System/E and HP Rack System/U Racks Left Rear Rack Column Step 2: Mark the Rack Column Holes Use tape or a marking pen to mark the screw holes where you will install the barrel nuts: •...

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    Rack System/U racks do NOT attach barrel nuts to the front columns. Attach Spacers to HP Rack System/E and HP Rack System/U Racks Use the spacers (shown in Figure 9) on HP Rack System/E and HP Rack System/ U Racks only (product numbers J1500A, J1501A, J1502A, J1464A, and J1466A).

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Figure 9: Installing Spacers on HP Rack System/E and HP Rack System/U Racks Left Front Rack Column "R" Spacer Step 4: Attach the Sleeves to the Front Rack Columns When the installation is complete, each rack rail will consist of two parts, as shown in Figure 10 and Figure 11: •...

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    Installing the Fibre Loop Switch Figure 10: Identifying Switch Rails and Sleeves (Oriented for HP Racks) Switch Rail Sleeve Sleeve Flange Switch Rail Flange Identify the six Torx screws.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Figure 11: Attaching Sleeves to an HP Systems Rack Rack Nut Sleeve Left Front Rack Column Right Front Rack Column Rack Nut Sleeve Sleeve Flanges...

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    • The rack column hole with the barrel nut on HP Systems rack. • The middle hole of the spacer on HP Rack System/E and HP Rack System/U racks. Hold the sleeve firmly to the rack column, and insert one Torx screw through the sleeve and into the spacer or barrel nut, as shown in Figure 11 or Figure 12.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Step 5: Attach the Switch Rails to the Switch Chassis Remove the two side screws (one on each side of the switch chassis) that retain the cover, as shown in Figure 13. You will not use these short screws in the rest of this assembly.

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    Have the remaining four Torx screws available as you install the switch. Pick up the switch chassis (with the switch rails installed) with the open switch rail ends away from you. Carry it to the rear of the rack. Carefully align the switch rail ends with the open rack sleeves, and gently ease the chassis into the rack sleeves like a drawer, as shown in Figure 14 and Figure 15.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Figure 14: Installing the Switch into an HP Systems Rack Right Front Rack Column Sleeves Right Rear Rack Column Switch Left Front Rack Column Left Rear Rack Column Switch Rail Flanges...

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    Figure 15: Installing the Switch into an HP Rack System/E or HP Rack System/U Rack Sleeves Left Front Rack Column Attach the other switch rail to the other rear rack column in the same way. Use the T25 driver in a couple of passes to tighten all six screws that you installed in the rack columns.

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    If you purchased a filler panel separately, install the filler panel on the front of the rack by pressing it into place, as shown in Figure 16. Figure 16: Installing the Filler Panel (Shown for HP Rack System/E and HP Rack System/U Racks)

  • Page 37: Powering Up A System, Cabling For The Fibre Loop Switch

    On power-up or when you press the reset button, the switch runs several power-on self tests during start-up. The LEDs display changing patterns. See Table 1 on page 3 to interpret the LEDs as the switch comes up. Power on a host and I/O units.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide copper cabling. Table 3 provides the specifications for optical cable support and Table 4 provides the specifications for copper cable support. Table 3: Optical cable requirements for the Fibre Loop Switch...

  • Page 39: Chapter 3: Fibre Loop Switch Troubleshooting, General Maintenance Considerations

    Connections • Temperature Control General Maintenance Considerations To protect the switch for longer use, we recommend that you: • Periodically vacuum the external surfaces of the switch to remove dust. • Do not drop fiber optic cable connectors onto hard surfaces. This can cause internal glass fractures and intermittent signals.

  • Page 40: Troubleshooting The Switch, Reading The Led Indicators

    If there is a problem accessing a device connected to the fibre loop switch, the source of the problem can be with the device, the switch, the host, or any of the connections between the host and device. Follow the steps outlined below to investigate the problem.

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    -The switch is disconnected or the power cable is bad. -The switch is faulty. - This is the normal self-test state. -If the test fails, the switch may be faulty. Normal running state. Possible Causes Either: a. no GBIC has been installed b.

  • Page 42: Reset Button, Connections

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Link Fault (Green (Amber) Reset Button Use the reset button with caution. The Reset button on the front panel of the switch resets the internal control microprocessor of the switch. Sometimes a reset clears a problem that appears to be the result of an unidentified error.

  • Page 43: Fibre Channel Cables, Temperature Control, Fans, Filler Panel

    10 and 40 degrees Celsius (between 50 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit). Filler Panel The filler panel that came with the switch must be left in the back slot in order to direct the forced-air cooling. The GBIC slots have doors to serve the same purpose as the filler panel and they must remain closed if a GBIC is not installed.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide...

  • Page 45: Switching, Physical Specifications, Environmental Specifications

    Switching Switch Backplane Bandwidth...12 Gigabits per second Switching Mode...Non-Blocking Port Speed...1.0625 Gigabits per second Communication Modes ...Full or Half Duplex, Diplex Port-to-Port Latency ...< 2 microseconds Physical Specifications Specifications that follow are without mounting hardware or GBICs. Height ...1.66 in (42 mm) Width ...17.3 in (439 mm)

  • Page 46: Electrical Specifications, Led Specifications, Fibre Channel Communications, Regulatory Certification

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Electrical Specifications AC Voltage ...100–240 VAC autosensing Frequency ...50 to 60 Hz Rated Input Current ...1.5A — 0.7A LED Specifications Front Panel LED Indicators Power...Green Fault...Amber Init...Green Port LED Indicators Link...Green...

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    European Union (EU)...EN 55022: 1994 +A1 +A2, Class A Japan ...VCCI V3: 1997, Class A Australia/New Zealand...AS/NZS 3548/95, Class A Other Countries ...CISPR 22: 1997, CISPR24:1997 Fibre Loop Switch Functional Specifications EN61000-3-2: 1995 EN61000-3-3: 1995 EN 55024: 1998 JEIDA Guideline for the suppression of...

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide...

  • Page 49: Regulatory Notices, Electromagnetic Compliance

    Class B levels are also suitable when the environment includes electrically sensitive equipment. The fibre loop switch that you have purchased has been provided with compliance labels to indicate where it may be used with reasonable protection to the environment in which it is used.

  • Page 50: Class A Equipment

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Notice for United States Class A Equipment This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A digital devices, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC (Federal Communications Commission Rules).

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    Notice for Korea Class A Warning Please note that this equipment has been approved for business purposes with regards to electromagnetic interference, if purchased in error for use in residential area, you may wish to exchange the equipment where you purchased Notice for Taiwan Class A Warning Regulatory Information...

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Notice for European Union Radio Frequency Emissions Warning for Accessories This product has been found to comply with CISPR 22 Class A EMC emission limits. Installation and use of a Class A accessory creates a system that meets the requirements for industrial and commercial environments.

  • Page 53: Declaration Of Conformity

    European Contact: Your local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or Hewlett-Packard GmbH Department ZQ/Standards Europe, Herrenberger Straße 130, D-7030 Böblingen, Quality Management Services & Systems Phone ++613 9272 8355 Regulatory Information Hewlett-Packard Company 10955 Tantau Avenue Cupertino, Ca 95014 USA HP 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch P4459A (FAX: + 49-7031-14-3143)

  • Page 54: Regulatory Notices - Product Safety

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide Regulatory Notices - Product Safety This product may be equipped with a Hewlett-Packard Optical GBIC containing a laser. In which case the GBIC is a Class 1 Laser Product per US/FDA/CDRH (21 CFR) and per IEC-825-1 (EN60825-1 and A11).

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    Laser Safety - Germany VORSICHT Diese Gerät enthält ein Laser-System und ist als "LASER PRODUKT DER KLASSE 1"klassifiziert. Für den richtigen Gebrauch dieses Modells die Bedienungsanleitung sorgfältig durchlesen und als Referenz aufbewahren. Falls Probleme mit diesem Modell aufreten, die nächste "authorisierte Services-Verrtetung" benachrichtigen.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT LASSER KLASSE 1 PRODUKT This Fibre Loop Switch Unit is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.

  • Page 57: Hardware Accessories Limited Warranty, Hewlett-packard Hardware Accessories

    The hardware warranty below applies to components purchased as accessories. If your component was factory installed as part of an HP Netserver model, refer to the HP Netserver Warranty and Service/Support Booklet for the warranty limitations, customer responsibilities, and other terms and conditions.

  • Page 58: Third-party Hardware Products, Hp Repair And Telephone Support, U.s. And Canada, Other Countries

    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP or Reseller will either, at its option, repair or replace products that prove to be defective. Should HP or Reseller be unable to repair or replace the hardware accessory within a reasonable amount of time, Customer's alternate remedy shall be a refund of the purchase price upon return of the hardware accessory product.

  • Page 59: World Wide Web

    Warranty and Support World Wide Web On the World Wide Web go to: http://netserver.hp.com/netserver/...

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Operation Guide...

  • Page 61: Glossary

    This glossary contains terms and acronyms that may be found in this documentation. AL_PA Arbitrated Loop Physical Address. The low-order byte of a 3-byte Fibre Channel Source/Destination ID field that defines an address hierarchy. This is also called a Loop ID. See D_ID or S_ID. AL_PD A destination AL_PA.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Opeartion Guide Bandwidth The amount of data per second that can be transferred from one device to another. Bandwidth limits are set by a combination of speed of transfer, capacity of the pipe, number of pipes, and overhead of sending the data.

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    E_Port Expansion Port. It specifies the interconnection and initialization for a Fibre Channel switch to create an inter-switch link. It is similar to an N_Port and an F_Port. Fabric Fibre Channel-defined interconnection methodology that handles routing in Fibre Channel networks.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Opeartion Guide FC-0 The set of Fibre Channel standards that address media (optics, copper, connectors), and physical signalling over that media (signal rates and timing, signal quality, power, jitter, etc.). FC-1 The set of Fibre Channel standards that address 8B/10B encoding/decoding and transmission protocol.

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    F_Port Fabric Port. A port on a fabric switch to which N_Ports may be directly connected. The F_Port is not capable of communicating with FC-AL protocol. FL_Port Fabric Loop Port.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Opeartion Guide Full Duplex Communications A pair of nodes able to both simultaneously send and receive data between each other for an aggregate of 2 Gbps, effectively doubling the communications rate between the two nodes.

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    LILP Loop Initialization Loop Position map is the accumulation of all of the information reported in the LIRP frames. It is optionally sent out by the initialization master at the end of the initialization sequence. Link In this context, it is a pair of fibers (RX for inbound and TX for outbound) that carries information to and from a port.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Opeartion Guide L_Port Loop Port. It only has the capability to communicate over FC-AL hubs and through FL_Ports. LPSM Loop Port State Machine. It resides on each loop-capable port and is responsible for performing the loop protocols and the repeater function to pass information through.

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    Network A collection of interconnected components and the protocols and physical methods those components use to communicate. Network components consist of network elements (infrastructure components) and network attachments (devices which use the network to communicate). A Storage Area Network is a network whose elements consist of computing devices, storage devices, and storage subsystems.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Opeartion Guide Out-of-band Using a separate channel for signaling to ensure full bandwidth availability for its primary purpose. For example, although more costly, it ensures full bandwidth availability for voice or critical data transmission.

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    Router A device connected to two or more networks that decides to which network to send the data. It is often used in SANs to connect SCSI devices to Fibre Channel networks. Storage Area Network. This concept brings networking to storage. It is a highly scalable, managed, server-storage infrastructure that offers gigabit speed data connectivity, high system availability, extensive fault tolerance, and low cost of ownership.

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    HP P4459A 8-Port Fibre Loop Switch Installation & Opeartion Guide Star A configuration of computing devices within a LAN where each user is connected by links radiating out from a central connection point such as a hub. Switch Port A port on a device that can directly connect two devices together through switch connection.

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