Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.2 Hardware Administration Manual

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Updated: July 2014, E39726–01

Storage Area Network Technologies

The following table lists example link technologies for the cluster data paths and the distance limits for a single interswitch link (ISL).

Table 7-3  ISL Limits
Link Technology
Maximum Distance
FC short-wave gigabit interface converter (GBIC)
500 meters at 1 Gbps
50/125 micron MMF
FC long-wave GBIC
10 kilometers at 1 Gbps
9/125 micron SMF
FC short-wave small form-factor pluggable (SFP)
300 meters at 2 Gbps
62.5/125 micron MMF
FC short-wave SFP
500 meters at 2 Gbps
62.5/125 micron MMF
FC long-wave SFP
10 kilometers at 2 Gbps
9/125 micron SMF
200 kilometers and up
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