Fibre channel storage ports

NAS Platform and Unified Storage Series 4000 Hardware Reference

Part Number

The Fibre Channel (FC) storage ports allow you to connect the server with other FC devices, such as storage subsystems.

FC ports operate at speeds of two to eight (8) gigabits per second. FC ports use an enhanced small form factor pluggable (SFP+) optical connector.

The SFP+ ports can be removed from the chassis.
Note: When removed, the 10 GbE and 8 GB Fibre Channel (FC) SFP+ storage ports are indistinguishable from one another except for their part numbers. The part number is located on the side of the port housing and is only visible when the port is removed. Part number prefixes are different as follows:
  • 10 GbE: FTLX<number>
  • FC: FTLF<number>
Figure. Fibre Channel storage ports label

Status/Activity (per port) Meaning
Status Green

(on, not flashing)

FC link present
Green off No link
Activity Amber flashing Data activity
Amber off No data activity