What is the network cables for SAN?

Hi,

In the server room, there is SAN (Storage Area Network).

Question: What network cables are usually used for SAN? Is the the Ethernet cable is OK?


tjie
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
CAT 6 cable will do fine over short distances if that is what you have connections for. Fibre would only be required for vast amounts of data

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Depends it could be 10G over Ethernet or 10G/Fibre (or 40G or Infiniband)
Stranded Cables (normally used in patch cables) have a much shorter distance than solid cables
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you and I was happy to help you
Alina BellCommented:
SAN has fabric layer.so it uses optical fibre cable .It also uses ethernet
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