Fibre Channel nodes
SolidFire Fibre Channel nodes provide connectivity to a Fibre Channel switch, which you can connect to Fibre Channel clients. Fibre Channel nodes act as a protocol converter between the Fibre Channel and iSCSI protocols; this enables you to add Fibre Channel connectivity to any new or existing SolidFire cluster.
Fibre Channel nodes have the following characteristics:
Fibre Channel switches manage the state of the fabric, providing optimized interconnections.
The traffic between two ports flows through the switches only; it is not transmitted to any other port.
Failure of a port is isolated and does not affect operation of other ports.
Multiple pairs of ports can communicate simultaneously in a fabric.