FCoE Logical Endpoint

The FCoE Logical Endpoint (FCoE_LEP) is responsible for the encapsulation and deencapsulation functions of the FCoE traffic. FCoE_LEP has the standard Fibre Channel layers, starting with FC-2 and continuing up the Fibre Channel Protocol stack. Figure 11-8 depicts the mapping between the layers of a traditional Fibre Channel protocol and the FCoE.

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Figure 11-8 Fibre Channel and FCoE Layers Mapping

As you can see in Figure 11-8, FCoE does not alter higher levels and sublevels of the Fibre Channel protocol stack, which enables it to be ubiquitously deployed while maintaining operational, administrative, and management models ...

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