I'm puzzled about support for iSCSI-to-FC routing in the MDS 9000 family. Earlier hardware such as the 9216i switch and the MPS-14/2 module had a feature to allow an iSCSI Initiator to connect transparently to an FC target. This equipment is now EOL and has been replaced by models such as the 9222i switch and the 18/4 Port Multiservice Module. The datasheets for these replacements strongly imply that they support iSCSI-to-FC routing in a similar way to the earlier products - for example "iSCSI for extension of the SAN to Ethernet attached servers - Extends the benefits of Fibre Channel SAN-based storage to Ethernet attached servers".
I tried to find some hard technical info to confirm this. Chapter 4, "Configuring iSCSI" in "Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide Release 5.0(1a)" says that the feature is only available on the IP Storage Module, the 9216i switch, and the MPS-14/2 module, all of which are now EOL. It doesn't mention the replacement models in connection with this functionality, though they are mentioned elsewhere in the book for other features such as FC over IP. I've searched for documentation of the iSCSI support on the new models and the only document which seems relevant is this chapter - but it says it doesn't apply to these models.
Do the replacement models support iSCSI-to-FC routing or not? The datasheets use wording nearly identical to the earlier models in this area, so I assume they do. If they do, how is it configured and where is it documented? I sent feedback on this to the documentation feedback address a while ago, but haven't had a reply.