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fabric port (F_Port)

With Fibre Channel (FC) the FC ports are identified by the notation Name_Identifier. The various FC ports differ in terms of the scope of functions from the protocol

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. The F_Port is the fabricport within a Fibre Channel fabric that supports a point-to-point connection to an N_Port. F_Ports are intermediate ports in an end-to-end virtual connection. For example, the N_Port to F_Port to F_Port to N_Port connection uses a single FC switch. The F port uses the hexadecimal address FFFFFE.

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Englisch: fabric port - F_Port
Updated at: 27.09.2008
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