Reply to post: Re: I want a lossless fibre connection to call my neighbour

Fibre Channel over Ethernet is dead. Woah, contain yourselves

Archaon

Re: I want a lossless fibre connection to call my neighbour

'Why would you want to spend all the money needed to deploy an FCoE "solution" to connect a server to the storage controller that is right next to it? You don't even need a switch for that!'

You wouldn't. That said if you've only got one server then I hate to break it to you but you don't really need a storage array for that either; so I would think wasting money on FCoE is something of a moot point?

For multiple servers, although direct attach FC and iSCSI is possible with most vendors you'll find that you run out of ports on the SAN very quickly without having a switched fabric playing piggy-in-the-middle.

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