Fibre Channel Courses
The Fibre Channel (FC) specifications are really difficult to understand.
There are also many documents both from ANSI and from the Fibre Channel
Systems Initiative that all have to be understood before one can build
hardware or write software drivers. Following a course can thus be very
Courses on Fibre Channel are given by the following companies:
Ancot is offering a three day comprehensive course, focusing on all aspects
of Fibre Channel. The course is designed to walk you gently through the
FC standard and practical aspects of it's implementation. The first two
days covers architecture, FC-0 through FC-4 levels, and topologies. The
third day is dedicated to FC-FCP protocol (mapping SCSI-3 to FC) and to
FC-AL (Arbitrated Loop).
Contact: Jan Dedek, Ancot Corporation,
Tel: +1 415 322 5322, Fax: +1 415 322 0455, E-mail: email@example.com
Fibre Channel Association (FCA)
The Fibre Channel Association organises regularly courses. The courses
go to a deep level and are useful for design engineers.
The FCA also sells a booklet called "Fibre Channel, connection to the
future" and a Fibre Channel Reference Card (PostScript,
670 KB) that can be helpful.
They have as well a video tape that meets the requirements for most
product planners, design engineering technical introductions, as well as
analyst and general press interests. A workbook accompanies the video tape.
An errata list for the video and the workbook
is available. Furthermore a CD-ROM is available with a general overview
of Fibre Channel and a product directory.
CERN owns a copy of the video tape. Anyone within CERN can borrow the
tape and workbook by contacting Erik
van der Bij.
Contact: Fibre Channel Association
Fibre Channel Group
Offered by a team of industry professionals with expertise in the business,
marketing, and development and technological aspects of Fibre Channel,
the Fibre Channel Group seminars are intended to provide participants with
the information and tools necessary to develop Fibre Channel products,
markets and businesses.
The Fibre Channel Group gives, among others, the following courses:
For more information, please take a look at the Fibre
Channel Group web pages.
Fibre Channel - Business and Technology
Fibre Channel for Developers - 2 day training
Fibre Channel - Business and marketing
Fibre Channel - Software Drivers
Fibre Channel - Physical Media, cabling and installations
Fibre Channel - Internetworking
Fibre Channel Group is a Registered Trademark of The Fibre Channel
Contact: Fibre Channel Group, Mountain
View, CA; Tel: 1-800-990-0955, Fax: +1415-712-1986, E-m: firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of the Infinity CommStor team is dedicated to meeting training and
standards clarification needs. This includes all aspects of AIX Device
Driver training, TCP/IP internetworking, and the Fibre Channel ANSI standard.
This is a cost effective method to tap Infinity
CommStor's vast experience and knowledge.
Contact: Infinity CommStor, LLC.,
Austin, Texas 78750; Tel: +1 (512) 349-0300; Fax: +1 (512) 349-0304; Email:
CERN - High Speed Interconnect
Erik van der Bij - 9 April 1998