RE: FW: [Ips] Recent comments about FCoE and iSCSI

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Subject: RE: FW: [Ips] Recent comments about FCoE and iSCSI
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How would an FCoE-based initiator communicate with iSCSI-based storage? 

In other words, can the same host adapter be used for FCoE connections
and iSCSI sessions, and if so, would the performance be similar?

thanks,
dj
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	From: John Hufferd [mailto:jhufferd@Brocade.COM] 
	Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 12:52 AM
	To: Sandars, Ken; Eddy Quicksall; Julian Satran
	Cc: ips@ietf.org
	Subject: RE: FW: [Ips] Recent comments about FCoE and iSCSI
	
	

	Ken,

	The term FCoE has as its primary component FC.  Consider the
possibility that the DCE Link from the Host connects to a switch/device
that is able to deal with the FC part of the FCoE.

	 

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	John L Hufferd

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		From: Sandars, Ken [mailto:ken_sandars@adaptec.com] 
	Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 6:41 PM
	To: John Hufferd; Eddy Quicksall; Julian Satran
	Cc: ips@ietf.org
	Subject: RE: FW: [Ips] Recent comments about FCoE and iSCSI

	 

	Hey John,

	 

	[Hufferd] Many servers are asking for an evolutionary way to
combine their Networking connections from the Server.  The customers I
have dealt with do NOT want to rip out FC, they want to provide a single
Link for transport of all networking needs, including storage, exiting
their servers.

	
	I'm not sure what you are saying here. Are you saying servers
should have a single type of physical network connection, presumably
ethernet? How does that align with not wanting to rip out FC?

	 

	Thanks

	Ken



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