Fibre Channel (FC) is a data communication protocol, or transport mechanism, that transports information between two end points. FC securely, quickly, and efficiently sends and receives data between a computer (host) and a storage device that is typically a disk or disk array. The host can be any computer from a desktop PC to large server or mainframe.
The FC protocol encapsulates other protocols (primarily Small Computer System Interface: SCSI), allowing the host to store and retrieve data to and from the storage device.
Anritsu’s MT1000A Network Master Pro and MT1100A Network Master Flex are able to support testing of Fibre Channel up to 10G FC interface.