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What WWN stands for?

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Last updated: 20 Mar, 2013

WWN - Worldwide name, this is a unique identifier in a Fibre Channel storage network.

Each WWN has a fixed 64-bit name assigned by the manufacturer and registered with the IEEE to ensure that it is globally unique. It may only include characters from A to F, a to f, digits from 0 to 9 and the : character. You can find the WWN in your HBA card manual, BIOS or directly on the HBA card label.

Example of WWN:

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