Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Data Center Bridging (DCB) Case Studies TechBook

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Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Data Center Bridging (DCB) Case Studies TechBook

  1. 1. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Data Center Bridging (DCB) Case Studies Version 5.0 • EMC Connectrix B Setup Examples • Cisco Nexus Series, vPC Setup Examples • FCoE-Based Blade Server Solutions • Juniper QFX3500 Setup Examples • Brocade VDX Switches Setup Examples Mark Lippitt Erik Smith Erik Paine Aditya Nadkarni Benjamin Heydary
  2. 2. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook2 Copyright © 2008–2014 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION IS PROVIDED “AS IS.” EMC CORPORATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PUBLICATION, AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication requires an applicable software license. EMC2, EMC, and the EMC logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United State and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. For the most up-to-date regulator document for your product line, go to EMC Online Support (https://support.emc.com). Part number H10524.5
  3. 3. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook 3 Preface Chapter 1 Introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet Introduction ....................................................................................... 26 Benefits ............................................................................................... 28 Terminology....................................................................................... 29 Management tools............................................................................. 31 Cable management recommendations .......................................... 32 Protocols............................................................................................. 33 Supported connectivity options...................................................... 34 Configuration rules ...................................................................34 Connectivity options ..................................................................36 Chapter 2 EMC Connectrix B Setup Examples MP-8000B ........................................................................................... 46 MP-8000B overview....................................................................46 Management................................................................................48 POST and boot specifications....................................................48 MP-8000B supported features and topologies.............................. 49 FCoE interface .............................................................................50 Ethernet uplink interface...........................................................50 FC interface..................................................................................52 Ethernet end devices ..................................................................52 MP-8000B direct-connect topology................................................. 53 Existing topology .......................................................................54 Target topology...........................................................................56 Prerequisites ................................................................................57 Configuring the MP-8000B........................................................58 Contents
  4. 4. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook4 Contents MP-8000B firmware upgrade procedure....................................... 90 Assumptions ...............................................................................90 Upgrading firmware..................................................................90 Troubleshooting the MP-8000B....................................................... 93 Fibre Channel FOS......................................................................93 CMSH...........................................................................................99 Connectivity troubleshooting.................................................102 VLAN troubleshooting............................................................102 DCBX troubleshooting.............................................................102 FCoE troubleshooting ..............................................................103 QoS troubleshooting ................................................................103 Link Aggregation (LAG) troubleshooting ............................103 ED-DCX-B........................................................................................ 104 Topology....................................................................................105 Compatibility ............................................................................105 Supported topologies...............................................................106 Installing the PB-DCX-24FCoE...............................................106 Configuring the PB-DCX-24FCoE..........................................107 Useful commands.....................................................................109 Chapter 3 Nexus Series Switches Setup Examples Nexus Series switches .................................................................... 113 Nexus 6004.................................................................................113 Nexus 6001.................................................................................114 Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender (FEX)...................................115 Nexus 5596.................................................................................116 Nexus 5548.................................................................................116 Nexus 5020.................................................................................117 Nexus 5010.................................................................................118 Nexus 4000.................................................................................118 Nexus 2232PP............................................................................119 Management..............................................................................121 VPN Routing and Forwarding (VRF)....................................122 Nexus 6004 supported features and topologies ......................... 123 Interfaces....................................................................................123 Features......................................................................................125 Nexus 6001 supported features and topologies ......................... 128 Interfaces....................................................................................128 Features......................................................................................130 Nexus 2248PQ FEX supported features and topologies ........... 133 Interfaces....................................................................................133 Features......................................................................................134
  5. 5. 5Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Contents Nexus 5000 supported features and topologies.......................... 136 FCoE interface ...........................................................................137 Ethernet uplink interface .........................................................138 FC interface ................................................................................139 Ethernet end-device interface..................................................140 Nexus 2000 supported features and topologies.......................... 141 FCoE interface ...........................................................................141 Ethernet uplink interface .........................................................142 Ethernet end-device interface..................................................142 Nexus 6000 Series and Fabric Extenders topologies.................. 143 Multihop FCoE..........................................................................143 Leaf and Spine (Layer-2/Layer-3) fabric...............................144 High Performance Compute (HPC) and High Frequency Trading (HFT)........................................................145 Scalable data center access and aggregation with Fabric Extenders....................................................................................146 Fabric Extenders (FEX).............................................................147 Configuring 40GbE FCoE connectivity with Nexus 6000 Series ................................................................................................. 149 Prerequisites...............................................................................149 Summary of configuration steps.............................................150 Individual reference topologies..............................................152 Nexus 5000 direct-connect topology ............................................ 173 Summary of configuration steps.............................................173 Existing topology ......................................................................174 Target topology .........................................................................176 Prerequisites...............................................................................177 Configuring the virtual interfaces on Nexus 5020 ...............178 Etherchannel configuration on a Nexus 7000 switch...........203 Spanning tree configuration and verification on Nexus 5020..............................................................................................206 Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, and MDS 9500 series topology ......... 210 Summary of configuration steps.............................................210 Target topology .........................................................................212 Prerequisites...............................................................................214 Configuring the Nexus 7000....................................................214 Configuring the Nexus 5548....................................................231 Configuring the MDS 9513 ......................................................238 Nexus 5000/Nexus 2232PP topology........................................... 242 Summary of configuration steps.............................................242 Existing topology example ......................................................243 Target topology .........................................................................244 Prerequisites...............................................................................245
  6. 6. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook6 Contents Configuring the Nexus 5000 ...................................................246 Configuring Cisco VE_Ports ......................................................... 272 Configuring Cisco FCoE NPV ports ............................................ 274 Complex FCoE topologies............................................................. 277 Fixed port chassis .....................................................................277 Modular chassis........................................................................278 Nexus Series switches firmware upgrade procedure................ 280 Assumptions .............................................................................280 Upgrading firmware................................................................280 Troubleshooting the Nexus Series switches................................ 284 Show tech-support selections .................................................284 General connectivity troubleshooting ...................................285 Fibre Channel troubleshooting...............................................286 Hardware-related errors..........................................................288 High CPU issue troubleshooting............................................288 Gatos Port ASIC troubleshooting...........................................289 Altos Fabric ASIC troubleshooting........................................289 FCoE troubleshooting ..............................................................289 DCBX troubleshooting.............................................................290 Verify zoning configuration and that CNA WWPN is zoned active...............................................................................290 Verify CNA WWPN is registered in nameserver in your VSAN..........................................................................................290 Ethernet PortChannel troubleshooting .................................290 Verify PortChannels.................................................................291 Spanning-tree troubleshooting...............................................291 Multicast troubleshooting .......................................................292 Virtual PortChannel........................................................................ 293 Introduction...............................................................................293 vPC overview............................................................................299 vPC topologies overview ........................................................306 vPC topology considerations..................................................309 vPC case studies .......................................................................324 Chapter 4 Blade Server Solutions Setup Examples Introduction..................................................................................... 420 Cisco UCS ..................................................................................421 IBM BladeCenter.......................................................................423 Cisco UCS (B-Series)....................................................................... 426 Cisco UCS supported features and topology .......................426 UCS fabric interconnect initial configuration.......................432
  7. 7. 7Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Contents Cisco UCS Fibre Channel Switch Mode configuration example.......................................................................................434 Cisco UCS Fibre Channel End Host mode configuration example.......................................................................................452 Storage provisioning.................................................................470 Directly attaching EMC storage to Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect ...............................................................................477 Setting up and implementing VE_Port on Cisco UCS.........508 Setting up and implementing VF_Port on Cisco UCS.........534 Configuring UCS 10G iSCSI using VNX-2 arrays................563 IBM BladeCenter ............................................................................. 588 Brocade Converged 10 GbE Switch Module supported features and topologies ............................................................588 Brocade Converged 10 GbE configuration example............592 Cisco Nexus 4000 supported features and topologies.........609 Cisco Nexus 4001I configuration example ............................611 HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric and Flex-10 ................................ 643 Virtual Connect FlexFabric solution.......................................643 Flex-10 technology ....................................................................647 FlexFabric components and data center communication....648 Using FlexHBAs for FC SAN connectivity............................655 Creating Server Profiles ...........................................................657 Case study..................................................................................660 References ..................................................................................676 Chapter 5 Juniper QFX3500 Switches Setup Examples Juniper QFX3500 overview............................................................ 678 Juniper QFX3500 supported features and topologies................ 680 FCoE Interface ...........................................................................681 Ethernet uplink Interface .........................................................681 FC Interface................................................................................682 Ethernet end device Interface..................................................682 QFX3500 Gateway and Transit mode topology.......................... 683 Summary of configuration steps.............................................683 Existing topology ......................................................................685 Target topology .........................................................................685 Configuration steps......................................................................... 687 Configure Gateway mode switch (54.80) ..............................687 Configure transit mode switch (54.81)...................................694 Useful JUNOS commands.............................................................. 699
  8. 8. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook8 Contents Chapter 6 Brocade VDX Switches Setup Examples Brocade VDX data center switches .............................................. 702 Ethernet fabrics .........................................................................702 VDX 6710 ...................................................................................703 VDX 6720 ...................................................................................703 VDX 6730 ...................................................................................703 Modes of operation ..................................................................704 Brocade VCS fabric technology .................................................... 706 Introduction...............................................................................706 Terminology..............................................................................708 VCS Ethernet fabric..................................................................708 Brocade VDX switches supported and unsupported features ............................................................................................. 710 Supported features and configurations.................................710 Unsupported features and configurations............................712 Brocade VDX switches in a VCS fabric case study .................... 714 Summary of configuration steps ............................................714 VCS LAN/SAN Convergence case study.............................714 References ........................................................................................ 729 Appendix A Installation Notes Installing the Nexus 5000............................................................... 732 Installing the MP-8000B................................................................. 737 Prerequisites ............................................................................. 737 Installing power to the MP-8000B......................................... 739 Interpreting POST results....................................................... 739 Installing the MLX.......................................................................... 746 Glossary
  9. 9. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook 9 Title Page 1 Typical topology versus FCoE example using Cisco Nexus 5000........... 27 2 Nexus 2000 supported connectivity options.............................................. 36 3 Nexus 2248PQ supported connectivity options ........................................ 37 4 Nexus 4001i supported connectivity options............................................. 37 5 Nexus 5000 supported connectivity options.............................................. 38 6 Nexus 6000 supported connectivity options.............................................. 39 7 Nexus 61x0 supported connectivity options.............................................. 40 8 Nexus 7000 supported connectivity options.............................................. 41 9 MDS 9000 supported connectivity options ................................................ 42 10 Brocade 8000/DCX supported connectivity options................................ 43 11 Juniper QFX3500/3600 supported connectivity options.......................... 44 12 Switch layout example................................................................................... 47 13 Topology example.......................................................................................... 49 14 Existing topology example............................................................................ 54 15 Target topology .............................................................................................. 56 16 switchshow output......................................................................................... 96 17 ED-DCX-4S-B switch and PB-DCX-24FCoE module topology example............................................................................................................105 18 Straight-through configuration example .................................................. 120 19 Cross-connected configuration example................................................... 120 20 Topology example........................................................................................ 136 21 Nexus 2000 supported features and topologies....................................... 141 22 Cisco Nexus 6004/6001 40GbE Multihop FCoE topology example ..... 144 23 Cisco Nexus 6004/6001 Leaf and Spine topology example................... 145 24 Cisco Nexus 6004/6001 HPC and HFT topology example.................... 146 25 Scalable data center access and aggregation with Fabric Extenders example............................................................................................................147 26 Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders design scenarios.................. 148 27 Reference topologies.................................................................................... 152 28 Existing topology example.......................................................................... 174 Figures
  10. 10. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook10 Figures 29 Target topology example ............................................................................ 176 30 Virtual FC interface...................................................................................... 179 31 Target topology example ............................................................................ 180 32 Target topology example ............................................................................ 212 33 Existing topology example ......................................................................... 243 34 Target topology example ............................................................................ 244 35 VE_Ports topology ....................................................................................... 272 36 VN_Ports topology ...................................................................................... 274 37 Fixed port chassis configuration example................................................ 278 38 Modular chassis configuration example................................................... 279 39 STP example.................................................................................................. 295 40 PortChannel example .................................................................................. 297 41 vPC example................................................................................................. 300 42 Switch vPC/straight-through topology example ................................... 307 43 Switch vPC/cross-connect topology example......................................... 308 44 Host vPC direct-connect topology example............................................. 309 45 Switch vPC/straight-through Nexus 5000 to Nexus 2000 configuration...................................................................................................311 46 Supported FCoE topology example .......................................................... 313 47 Non-supported topology for FCoE example ........................................... 314 48 Switch vPC/straight-through Nexus 5000 to Nexus 4000 configuration...................................................................................................315 49 Switch vPC/cross-connect Nexus 5000 to Nexus 2000 configuration...................................................................................................318 50 Switch vPC/cross-connect Nexus 5000 to Nexus 4000 configuration...................................................................................................320 51 Supported FCoE topology .......................................................................... 322 52 Straight-through topology example.......................................................... 326 53 Existing topology example ......................................................................... 328 54 Target topology example ............................................................................ 329 55 Ethernet connectivity with vPC and FEX Straight-Through topology example...........................................................................................336 56 SAN connectivity with vPC and FEX Straight-Through topology example............................................................................................................348 57 Cross-connect topology example............................................................... 358 58 Existing topology example ......................................................................... 361 59 Target topology example ............................................................................ 362 60 Direct-connect topology example.............................................................. 370 61 Existing topology example ......................................................................... 372 62 iSCSI target topology................................................................................... 374 63 FCoE vPC direct connect target topology ................................................ 378 64 Unisphere navigation and user interface.................................................. 393 65 Unisphere navigation and user interface.................................................. 410
  11. 11. 11Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Figures 66 Cisco Unified Computer System (UCS) .................................................... 421 67 Brocade Converged 10 GbE Switch Module (Brocade 8470) ................. 423 68 IBM H series chassis, rear view .................................................................. 424 69 Target topology example............................................................................. 427 70 Connection between Fabric Extender and Fabric Interconnect............. 428 71 Existing topology.......................................................................................... 436 72 Target topology............................................................................................. 437 73 Change the mode.......................................................................................... 438 74 Enable port channeling and Trunking....................................................... 439 75 Create VSAN ................................................................................................. 440 76 Disable default zoning................................................................................. 441 77 Create Storage VSAN................................................................................... 442 78 SAN tab.......................................................................................................... 443 79 Add Ports screen........................................................................................... 444 80 Enable Port-Channel .................................................................................... 445 81 Assign VSAN to vHBAs .............................................................................. 446 82 Assign VSAN to storage FC and FCoE interfaces.................................... 447 83 Existing topology.......................................................................................... 455 84 Target topology............................................................................................. 456 85 Set chassis discovery policy ........................................................................ 457 86 Change connectivity policy......................................................................... 458 87 Create VSAN in SAN cloud ........................................................................ 459 88 Create VSAN ................................................................................................. 459 89 Assign VSAN to vHBA................................................................................ 460 90 Assign uplink FC interface.......................................................................... 461 91 Enable port channel and trunking ............................................................. 462 92 Create FC port channels .............................................................................. 463 93 Add Ports....................................................................................................... 463 94 Assign VSAN to port channel..................................................................... 464 95 CLARiiON Connectivity Status window.................................................. 471 96 Register Initiator Record dialog box.......................................................... 471 97 EMC Symmetrix Manager Console, Tasks ............................................... 473 98 Masking Wizard Summary window ......................................................... 475 99 Existing topology example.......................................................................... 478 100 Target topology example............................................................................. 479 101 Target topology............................................................................................. 509 102 Target topology............................................................................................. 535 103 Configuring UCS 10G iSCSI using VNX-2 arrays example.................... 564 104 Topology example........................................................................................ 589 105 Existing topology.......................................................................................... 593 106 Target topology, example 1......................................................................... 594 107 Target topology, example 2......................................................................... 596 108 AMM I/O Module Power/Restart window ............................................ 598
  12. 12. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook12 Figures 109 I/O Module Configuration window......................................................... 599 110 Nexus 4000 topology example ................................................................... 609 111 Existing topology ......................................................................................... 613 112 Target topology ............................................................................................ 614 113 AMM I/O Module Admin/Power/Restart window............................. 618 114 AMM I/O Module Configuration window ............................................. 619 115 FlexFabric interconnect module................................................................. 644 116 FlexFabric adapters...................................................................................... 646 117 FlexNIC.......................................................................................................... 647 118 Communication between FlexFabric technology in HP BladeServer enclosure and the data center.......................................................................649 119 Mapping mode ............................................................................................. 651 120 Mapping Mode used for Shared Uplinks example................................. 652 121 Tunneling mode ........................................................................................... 653 122 Tunneling Mode used for Dedicated Uplinks example ......................... 654 123 High-level target topology example.......................................................... 660 124 Specific target topology example............................................................... 661 125 Edit SAN Fabric screen for defining B300_b5X1X2 fabric ..................... 663 126 Edit SAN Fabric screen for defining B300_b6X1X2 fabric ..................... 664 127 Edit SAN Fabric screen for defining C9148_b5X3X4 fabric................... 665 128 Edit SAN Fabric screen for defining C9148_b6X3X4 fabric................... 666 129 All SAN fabrics and link status.................................................................. 667 130 Defining the Server Profile for Blade 2 ..................................................... 668 131 Configuring the Server Profile for Blade 2 screen................................... 669 132 Defining the Server Profile for Blade 15 screen ....................................... 670 133 Configuring the Server Profile for Blade 15 screen................................. 670 134 Status of internal/external ports on FlexFabric module, Bay 5 ............ 671 135 Status of internal/external ports on FlexFabric module, Bay 6 ............ 672 136 Status between FlexFabric adapter ports in Server 2 and the external Brocade SAN switch.......................................................................673 137 Status between FlexFabric adapter ports in Server 15 and the external Cisco SAN switch............................................................................674 138 Brocade Name Server FlexHBA port logins, Server 2 ............................ 675 139 Cisco Name Server FlexHBA port logins, Server 15............................... 675 140 Juniper QXF3500 overview......................................................................... 680 141 Existing topology ......................................................................................... 685 142 Target topology ............................................................................................ 686 143 Classic Ethernet and corresponding VCS Fabric architecture............... 707 144 Source topology example............................................................................ 715 145 Target topology ............................................................................................ 716 146 Detailed topology......................................................................................... 718 147 Attaching a front rackmount bracket to a Nexus 5020 switch .............. 733 148 Installing the slider rails.............................................................................. 734
  13. 13. 13Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Figures 149 Sliding the chassis into the rack.................................................................. 735 150 Attaching the switch to the rack................................................................. 736 151 LEDs on the port side of MP-8000-B.......................................................... 742 152 LEDs on the non-port side of MP-8000-B.................................................. 742
  14. 14. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook14 Figures
  15. 15. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook 15 Title Page 1 Acronyms .........................................................................................................29 2 IP address and Domain ID assignment ......................................................213 3 Host 1 information ........................................................................................213 4 Storage 1 information ...................................................................................213 5 Port groups .....................................................................................................216 6 Port groups .....................................................................................................224 7 LACP compatibility ......................................................................................299 8 Parameters ......................................................................................................304 9 Default values for keepalive messages ......................................................306 10 Supported protocols ......................................................................................325 11 Supported protocols ......................................................................................357 12 Supported protocols ......................................................................................369 13 Supported switch modes and port types ...................................................422 14 Brocade and IBM Converged Module part numbers ...............................423 15 Mapping and Tunneling mode comparison .............................................655 16 VCS terminology ...........................................................................................708 17 Nexus 5020 switch rackmount kit ...............................................................732 18 Power supply specifications ........................................................................738 19 LED patterns ..................................................................................................743 20 LEDs on non-port side of switch .................................................................744 Tables
  16. 16. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook16 Tables
  17. 17. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook 17 Preface The former EMC Engineering Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Data Center Bridging (DCB) Concepts and Protocol TechBook has been divided into two TechBooks. This TechBook focuses on case studies and provides a brief overview of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), the supported configurations and features, and case studies to show how to incorporate EMC Connectrix B switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and Blade Servers utilizing FCoE into an existing data center. The current Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Data Center Bridging (DCB) Concepts and Protocols TechBook provides basic information to better understand the various aspects and protocols involved with a typical Ethernet environment. FCoE connectivity and storage in an FCoE environment are discussed. Information on RecoverPoint and Celerra MPFS as solutions in an FCoE environment is included. Basic troubleshooting techniques are also provided. This TechBook can be found at http://elabnavigator.EMC.com, under the Topology Resource Center tab. E-Lab would like to thank all the contributors to this document, including EMC engineers, EMC field personnel, and partners. Your contributions are invaluable. As part of an effort to improve and enhance the performance and capabilities of its product lines, EMC periodically releases revisions of its hardware and software. Therefore, some functions described in this document may not be supported by all versions of the software or hardware currently in use. For the most up-to-date information on product features, refer to your product release notes. If a product does not function properly or does not function as described in this document, please contact your EMC representative.
  18. 18. 18 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Preface Note: This document was accurate at publication time. New versions of this document might be released on EMC Online Support at https://support.emc.com. Check to ensure that you are using the latest version of this document. Audience This TechBook is intended for EMC field personnel, including technology consultants, and for the storage architect, administrator, and operator involved in acquiring, managing, operating, or designing a networked storage environment that contains EMC and host devices. EMC Support Matrix and E-Lab Interoperability Navigator For the most up-to-date information, always consult the EMC Support Matrix (ESM), available through E-Lab Interoperability Navigator at http://elabnavigator.EMC.com. Included in the ELN are: ◆ The EMC Support Matrix, a complete guide to interoperable, and supportable, configurations. ◆ Subset matrices for specific storage families, server families, operating systems or software products. ◆ Host connectivity guides for complete, authoritative information on how to configure hosts effectively for various storage environments. Consult the Internet Protocol pdf for EMC's policies and requirements for the EMC Support Matrix. Related documentation ◆ The following documents, including this one, are available through the E-Lab Interoperability Navigator at http://elabnavigator.EMC.com. These documents are also available at the following location: http://www.emc.com/products/interoperability/topology-resource-center.htm • Backup and Recovery in a SAN TechBook • Building Secure SANs TechBook • Extended Distance Technologies TechBook • Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Data Center Bridging (DCB) Concepts and Protocols TechBook • Fibre Channel SAN Topologies TechBook • iSCSI SAN Topologies TechBook • Networked Storage Concepts and Protocols TechBook • Networking for Storage Virtualization and RecoverPoint TechBook • WAN Optimization Controller Technologies TechBook
  19. 19. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook 19 Preface • EMC Connectrix SAN Products Data Reference Manual • Legacy SAN Technologies Reference Manual • Non-EMC SAN Products Data Reference Manual ◆ EMC Support Matrix, available through E-Lab Interoperability Navigator at http://elabnavigator.EMC.com ◆ RSA security solutions documentation, which can be found at http://RSA.com > Content Library All of the following documentation and release notes can be found at EMC Online Support at https://support.emc.com. Hardware documents and release notes include those on: ◆ Connectrix B series ◆ Connectrix M series ◆ Connectrix MDS (release notes only) ◆ Symmetrix ◆ VNX series ◆ CLARiiON ◆ Celerra Software documents include those on: ◆ EMC Ionix ControlCenter ◆ RecoverPoint ◆ Invista ◆ TimeFinder ◆ PowerPath The following E-Lab documentation is also available: ◆ Host Connectivity Guides ◆ HBA Guides For Cisco, Brocade, and HP documentation, refer to the vendor’s website. ◆ http://cisco.com ◆ http://brocade.com ◆ http://hp.com
  20. 20. 20 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Preface Authors of this TechBook This TechBook was authored by Mark Lippitt, Erik Smith, Erik Paine, and Shreedhan Nikam, with contributions from the following EMC employees: Kieran Desmond, Ger Halligan, and Ron Stern, along with other EMC engineers, EMC field personnel, and partners. Mark Lippitt is a Technical Director in EMC E-Lab with over 30 years experience in the storage industry, including Engineering and Marketing roles at Data General, Tandem Computers, and EMC. Mark initiated and led the Stampede project in 1997, which became EMC's first Connectrix offering. Mark is an active T11 participant, a committee within the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards, responsible for Fibre Channel Interfaces. Erik Smith is a Consulting Technologist for the Connectrix business unit within EMC Engineering. Over the past 13 years, Erik has held various technical roles in both EMC Engineering and Technical Support. Erik has authored and coauthored several EMC TechBooks. Erik is also a member of T11. Erik Paine is a Principal Systems Integration Engineer and has been with EMC for over 12 years. Erik transferred to E-Lab with a strong networking background spanning over 20 years, including time spent at BBN Inc., Tufts University, and numerous engineering roles within EMC. Erik is using his networking and Ethernet knowledge to help qualify and integrate the emerging storage technologies utilizing Ethernet as a medium. Aditya Nadkarni is a Senior Systems Integration Engineer and has been working with EMC's E-Lab for over 7 years. Aditya qualifies new Brocade-based FC switch hardware, firmware, and management application. In addition, Adi is involved in multi-vendor switch interoperability and blade server embedded module qualification projects which cover FC switch modules, pass-through modules, NPIV gateways and, more recently, the FCoE-based convergence modules. Benjamin Heydary is a Principal Systems Integration Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the storage industry. Ben has been with EMC for over 16 years, 14 with EMC E-Lab. Ben has worked on many different storage technologies integrations and has authored numerous White Papers, Technical Notes, and TechBooks.
  21. 21. Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook 21 Preface Conventions used in this document EMC uses the following conventions for special notices: IMPORTANT An important notice contains information essential to software or hardware operation. Note: A note presents information that is important, but not hazard-related. Typographical conventions EMC uses the following type style conventions in this document. Normal Used in running (nonprocedural) text for: • Names of interface elements, such as names of windows, dialog boxes, buttons, fields, and menus • Names of resources, attributes, pools, Boolean expressions, buttons, DQL statements, keywords, clauses, environment variables, functions, and utilities • URLs, pathnames, filenames, directory names, computer names, links, groups, service keys, file systems, and notifications Bold Used in running (nonprocedural) text for names of commands, daemons, options, programs, processes, services, applications, utilities, kernels, notifications, system calls, and man pages Used in procedures for: • Names of interface elements, such as names of windows, dialog boxes, buttons, fields, and menus • What the user specifically selects, clicks, presses, or types Italic Used in all text (including procedures) for: • Full titles of publications referenced in text • Emphasis, for example, a new term • Variables Courier Used for: • System output, such as an error message or script • URLs, complete paths, filenames, prompts, and syntax when shown outside of running text Courier bold Used for specific user input, such as commands
  22. 22. 22 Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Case Studies TechBook Preface Where to get help EMC support, product, and licensing information c