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ANSI INCITS 289

96th Edition, December 4, 1996

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Information Technology - Fibre Channel - Fabric Generic Requirements (FC-FG)

Includes all amendments and changes through Reaffirmation Notice , 2001


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Product Details:

  • Revision: 96th Edition, December 4, 1996
  • Published Date: January 2001
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Page Count: 33
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This standard describes generic requirements for a communications transport medium called the Fabric, an entity that provides switched interconnect between pairs of user attachment points. Fabrics may be implemented using one or more topologies and this document describes requirements that are generic across all topologies.

A companion document, ANSI X3.230, Fibre Channel – Physical and Signaling Interface (FC-PH) , describes the physical interface, transmission protocol, and signaling protocol of high-performance serial links which attach user nodes to the Fabric. The Fabric serves to extend these serial links between pairs of attachment points. ANSI X3.230, FC-PH also describes features and behaviors of the Fabric required by user nodes.