UseCase 1 : Deploying An FCoE Storage Solution with the OmniSwitch OS6900 Data Center Switches

The OmniSwitch series of DataCenter Switches support the deployment of FCoE storage solutions through the implementation of following features :

FCoE

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.

Stay Tuned …

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