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Storage area network (SAN) is a high-speed network that incorporates storage devices, network connection devices, and interfaces. SAN is a storage network for data storage. Because SAN is isolated from the LAN service network, its storage data flow will not occupy service network bandwidth. In the SAN network, all data is transmitted in a high-speed and high-bandwidth network. SAN enables direct block-level storage access to physical hardware, improving storage performance and upgrade capabilities. In the early stage, SAN used the Fibre Channel technology and therefore were referred to as local storage networks using Fiber Channel. After the iSCSI protocol was proposed, FC SAN and IP SAN were used to distinguish SANs using the iSCSI protocol from those using the Fiber Channel protocol. Fibre Channel was developed in 1988. At that time, it was used to increase the transfer bandwidth of the disk data transfer protocol to help with fast, efficient, and reliable data transfer. By the end of 1990s, FC SAN had been used extensively.

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Method used to enable the FC SAN startup on the HBA
Method used to enable the FC SAN startup on the HBA: FAQ-How can I enable the FC SAN startup on the HBA

Networking of OceanStor T Series unified storage
For the networking of OceanStor T Series unified storage, see Storage Journal -Typical iSCSI Networks.

SAN
Storage area network (SAN) is a high-speed network that incorporates storage devices, network connection devices, and interfaces. SAN is a storage network for data storage. Because SAN is isolated from the LAN service network, its storage data flow will not occupy service network bandwidth. In the SAN network, all data is transmitted in a high-speed and high-bandwidth network. SAN enables direct block-level storage access to physical hardware, improving storage performance and upgrade capabilities.

SAN definition
You can visit the following website to obtain SAN definition: FAQ-What is SAN

Do CE series switches support the FC function
CE series switches support the FC function in V100R005C10 and later versions. Currently, only the CE6850U-HI supports the FC function.

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