The OmniSwitch series of DataCenter Switches support the deployment of FCoE storage solutions through the implementation of following features :
a) NPIV Gateway Support
b) FIP-Snooping on Top of Rack and Core Switches
c) Reverse NPIV.
d) E Port Tunneling features
Data_Center Bridging protocols in support of FCoE
a) A Lossless Fabric through support for Priority Flow Control (PFC)
b) BandWidth Sharing among Various Classes of traffic ( based on 802.1p/DSCP) via Enhanced Transmission Selection [ ETS]
c) Auto-Configuration of Lossless priority and bandwidth sharing via LLDP Application TLV support and DataCenter Bridging Exchange Protocols.
In the following posts, I will present the Configurations :
1.1 Configuring the OmniSwitch OS6900 with an XNI-U12E Fiber-Channel module expansion module as an NPIV Gateway
1.2 Configuring the OmniSwitch OS6900/OS10K for FIP-Snooping.
1.3 Configuring the OmniSwitch OS6900 with an XNI-U12E Fiber-Channel module expansion module for Reverse-NPIV.
2.1 Configuring DataCenter bridging Protocols (DCBx,PFC,ETS) and LLDP in support of the above features.
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