This chapter covers the following topics related to Unified Fabric:
• Unified Fabric Overview
• Enabling Technologies
• Nexus 5000 Unified Fabric Configuration
• N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
• FCoE Configuration
The Nexus family of switches represents a revolutionary approach to I/O within the data center that is referred to as Unified Fabric.
One of the biggest trends in data centers today is consolidation, which can mean many different things. In some cases, consolidation refers to a physical consolidation of data centers themselves where dozens or even hundreds of data centers are geographically dispersed and consolidated into a smaller number of large data centers. Consolidation can also ...