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port identification (FC) (Port_ID)

In Fibre Channel( FC), the port identification(Port_ID) is a uniquely occurring hierarchically structured 24-bit address.

The port identification is composed of an 8-bit domain ID, usually the switch number, an 8-bit area ID for a port or the port group of a switch port, and an 8-bit device ID. The port ID of the source port (S_ID) and the port ID of the destination port( D_ID) are transmitted in the FC data frame for routing.

Englisch: port identification (FC) - Port_ID
Updated at: 21.12.2004
#Words: 77
Links: indium (In), fiber coupler (FC), port, identification, address (A)
Translations: DE

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