World Wide Name


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World Wide Name

The 64-bit address assigned to a host bus adapter (HBA) in a Fibre Channel network. Assigned by the vendor at the time of manufacture, it is similar to the MAC address in an Ethernet network. See Fibre Channel and MAC address.
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Administrators can see proof that a device is logged in, discover what is attached to each port and loop, verify world wide names, Fibre Channel addresses, as well as other useful information.
Software zoning can be performed via name server entries, world wide names, or by device logical addresses.
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