Fibre Channel interface

The fibre channel interface varies with the generation of the drive.

Fibre Channel technology combines the best features of traditional input/output interfaces with the best features of networking interfaces. The technology offers a transport mechanism for delivering commands, and provides high performance by allowing processing to be done in the hardware.

The Fibre Channel connector is a Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP), dual-port, multimode optical transceiver that consists of an industry standard duplex LC-type connector.

You can establish Fibre Channel connections between Fibre Channel ports that are in the tape library, one or more servers, and the connecting network. The network can consist of such elements as switches, hubs, bridges, and repeaters.