FCoE and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

Extending FCoE to the top of rack by leveraging Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders creates a scale-out Unified Fabric solution. At the time of writing this book, the following Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender models support FCoE: 2232PP, 2232TM, 2232TM-E, 2248PQ, 2348UPQ, and 2348TQ. Collectively, they are referred to as Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FCoE Fabric Extenders, or FCoE Fabric Extenders for simplicity.

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FCoE Fabric Extenders operate as remote line cards to the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series parent switch. Physical host interfaces on a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FCoE Fabric Extender are represented as logical interfaces on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series parent switch. ...

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