Patent Number: 6,763,417

Title: Fibre channel port adapter

Abstract: A method of adapting a native ESCON director to provide fibre channel switching capability includes providing a fibre channel port adapter comprising one or more boards that can be installed into slots in a multi-protocol channel switch having a central switch; connecting said port adapter to a Fibre Channel device; wherein said method permits interconnection through said central switch, thereby allowing connection between and exchange of information between any two desired ports

Inventors: Paul; Harry V. (Haddonfield, NJ), Tornetta; Anthony G. (King of Prussia, PA), Wright; James C. (Sewell, NJ)

Assignee: Computer Network Technology Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/56 (20060101); G06F 013/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/12012