Nexus 5000 operating as a standalone FibreChannel Switch
Does anyone know if the Nexus 5000 can operate as a standalone FibreChannel Switch? Meaning I don't want to run NPV on it and connect it up to a MDS or another type of FibreChannel switch. I'm looking to create a "Pod" like scenario. Where a couple Servers and a Storage Array would hook into the 5K on a F_Ports and login to it's local FLOGI DB and be able to use zoning, and have the traffic switched right off of the 5K, etc. etc? I know the 5K is not a full blown fibre channel switch as it does have some limitations but again I'm thinking of a "Pod" like scenario.
If the above scenario wont work for some reason using FC can we achieve this using FCoE with CNAs on the Servers & Storage Array?
Lastly, how many FC Domain IDs can the 5K have?
Sorry for the basic questions. I'm new to SAN Switching at this point.
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