Q

A comprehensive definition of network fabric

I would like to get a comprehensive definition of "network fabric" as well as a synonym for "fabric" within this context. I have had some difficulties when translating these words into Spanish. Thank you so much.

 

Regards.


 

Some may disagree, but I think the best definition for a fabric is the set of consistent services offered by one or more switches working together in a Fibre Channel SAN. Any node connected to any switch in a fabric "sees" exactly the same information about the network. In other words, a fabric is a way of distributing the functions of a switch, more or less in real time.

However, you can also have fabrics with autonomous regions, where switches may provide unique service information that is explicitly not shared with other switches.

Regards,
Marc

Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in one of our .bphAaR2qhqA^0@/searchstorage>discussion forums.


 

This was first published in July 2002

Dig deeper on SAN management

Pro+

Features

Enjoy the benefits of Pro+ membership, learn more and join.

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

0 comments

Oldest 

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

Close