Loop Capable Fabric Port (L_Port)
Definition - What does Loop Capable Fabric Port (L_Port) mean?
A loop capable fabric port (L_Port) is a basic port in the fiber channel arbitrated loop (FC-AL) topology. It is interconnected to other elements by point-to-point links between ports, switches and individual nodes.
A L_Port is also known as a loop port.
Techopedia explains Loop Capable Fabric Port (L_Port)
The FC-AL (also called just FC) is a type of interface mostly used for storage networking. It is designed for high-end systems with multiple hard drives. A single FC bus can support up to 127 devices, which is much more than the small computer system interface (SCSI) that only supports up to 16 devices. The FC is standardized by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) in the T11 (X3T9.3) Technical Committee.
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