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How is FC-AL implemented in loop switch?

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From what I could draw from available sources is that loop switch as well as fabric one has a point-to-point, non-blocking architecture. How is FC-AL implemented in loop switch?

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The switch provides a translation mechanism in a daemon running within the switch firmware. When an FC-AL device is attached to the switch port, the switch will assign a WWN to the FC-AL device based on an offset of the switch ports WWN. This way, each FC-AL ID also gets a WWN.

This was first published in March 2004

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