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fibre channel switch

Hi,

can "fibre channel" switch be deployed to LAN fibre network?

rdgs

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Re: fibre channel switch

No.

Fiber Channel is not ethernet.

FC was deployed to interconnect disk storage with servers, so it has different pro and cons.

For example it has low payload and reliable transfer.

You can pass FC over ethernet with a FCoE gateway, but you cant use a FC link to route IP traffic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibre_Channel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCoE


Guido.

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Re: fibre channel switch

No.

Fiber Channel is not ethernet.

FC was deployed to interconnect disk storage with servers, so it has different pro and cons.

For example it has low payload and reliable transfer.

You can pass FC over ethernet with a FCoE gateway, but you cant use a FC link to route IP traffic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibre_Channel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FCoE


Guido.

Please rate all the helpful comments.

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