Fabric port or F_Port within a fibre channel fabric is a switch used to connect an N_Port to a switch. F_Ports are intermediate ports in virtual point-to-point links between end ports and can only be attached to N_Ports.

Fault tolerance

Is the manner in which a system responds to hardware or software failure. It is the system’s ability to allow for failures or malfunctions, and this ability may be provided by software, hardware, or both. To handle faults gracefully, some computer systems have two or more duplicate systems.

File server auditing

Monitoring and auditing a file server and keeping track of file operations such as creation, deletion, copy-paste, or modification. This is necessary to demonstrate compliance with IT regulatory laws and to capture a user’s file access timings.

File system virtualization

Is the process of integrating multiple file systems into one large virtual file system, so that users can access data objects through the virtual file system without being aware of underlying partitions.

File virtualization

Refers to the creation of an abstract layer between file servers and clients that access those file servers.


Is an intelligent network node whose hardware and software is designed to provide file services to client computers.


File transfer protocol or FTP allows you to transfer files between two computers on the Internet.