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IBM System z Connectivity Handbook by Zhaoxu Zhang, Hans Wijngaard, Esra Ufacik, André Spahni, Vicente Ranieri Jr, Frank Packheiser, Fernando Nogal, Swee Seng Ng, Gerard Laumay, Octavian Lascu, Parwez Hamid, Wolfgang Fries, Ivan Doboš, Karan Singh

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Fibre Connection
This chapter describes the Fibre Connection (FICON) channel offered on System z systems. The term FICON represents the architecture as defined by the International Committee of Information Technology Standards (INCITS) and published as ANSI standards.
The following topics are covered:
FICON modes and topologies
FICON elements
FICON connectivity
5.1 Description
FICON provides all the strengths of ESCON while extending the non-droop distance from 9 km to 100 km. FICON also increased the link data rate from 17 MBps offered by ...

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