FCoE: Real world deployment video...

In keeping with my current focus of attempting to shed some light on FCoE and help people learn and realise some of the beneits, the link below is to a video that Cisco will be putting up tomorrow (10am PDT).Its an interview with Sr Director of IT at the University of Arizona, where they have had Cisco Nexus 5000 kit installed for nearly a year and a half and running FCoE in production.  Towards the end of the video they promise to cover off some FCoE myths too – and there are plenty of them around!!Promises to…

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FCoE: Cables and the likes....

Ewan Leith (@ewantoo) asked if I could whip something up re cables and infrastructure required for FCoE (DCE/CEE).  So here goes.  I think there has been a lively discussion on FCoE over the last 24-48 hours and it would be good to keep it going…… Before I start I’d be interested in any feedback, updates comments and the likes - I havent had a chance to properly research this and my schedule for the next few days makes it difficult. Anyway.................. in order to accommodate the enhancements and improvements that come as part of what I have been…

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FCoE Lesson #1

Following on from Hu Yoshidas apparent blunder over FCoE and lossy networks, I thought I’d do my bit to clear things up and shed some light.  Knowing a thing or two about FCoE I’m regularly amazed at how little some people know…….So the following is a mini tutorial on the flow control and lossless Ethernet in FCoE networks.  If you don’t care about FCoE, then point your browser somewhere else and don’t come back ;-)  On the other hand, if you are interested and want to know more, then put your feet up for 10…

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FCoE: Do Most People Need It?

I've been at SNW all week trying to find out why an end user would want to implement FCoE.  Every time I write about it I get a number of vendor responses saying that I'm wrong and that it's coming and that FCoE will rule the world.  Everyone will adopt it and I might as well fall in line or I'll be left behind.To sum up what I've learned over this week of talking end users is that the big shops will look at it, but the other 90% of them like things the way they are and there…

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