I'm a bit confused on the concept of what constitutes a fabric. The info I've read states that a
fabric is one or more switches (it didn't say they had to be connected together).
I've also read that a SAN can consist of multiple interconnected fabrics, or that you connect switches
to create large SAN fabrics.
So, my questions are as follows:
Can a single switch be called/considered a fabric?
Let's say you have a server with two HBAs, each HBA is connected to a switch (but those switches
are not connected together). Would you say you have two fabrics, or a single fabric?
If you then connected those switches together, what would it be called?
Just trying to get a better understanding of what a fabric is. As you can tell, I'm just learning about
SANs (but have a strong background in networking... Cisco routers /switches. The TCP/IP world).