TS7700 FICON Frequently Asked Question


What are the supported FICON Director and Channel Extender Configurations for the TS7700?

The table below is the matrix of FICON directors and switches supported with the TS7700.

  • Suppport is for use between the host and the TS7700
  • 1 level of cascading (2 directors) is supported
  • No intermix of vendors
  • Maximum distance supported is 100km (62 miles) for all vendors/models (3000 miles for FICON accelerators – see notes below table)
  • Switches must be set to Auto-Negotiate
  • Contact vendors to determine which products are appropriate for use with channel extenders
  • Listing in this matrix is not intended to extend any support listed in other IBM letters or publications.

Note: ‘FTA’ refers to Ficon Tape Acceleration feature.

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