[Open-FCoE] Open-FCoE and SCST

Joe Eykholt jeykholt at cisco.com
Mon Jul 13 17:12:08 UTC 2009


Robert Love wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 06:29 -0400, Morab_Praveen at emc.com wrote:
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> I was reading about configuring FCoE target software on wiki at: 
>> http://www.open-fcoe.org/openfc/wiki/index.php/FCoE_SW_Target_Quickstart
>>
>> Just wondering that is it necessary to use SCST or I can use the actual
>> backend(example Clariion)
>>
> I don't think I understand your question exactly, but I'll try to
> answer. The SW target allows you to have a point-to-point connection
> with the SW initiator.
> 
> Is the Clariion is a FC target?
> - If yes, then you'll need a FCF (Fibre Channel Forwarder) (a.k.a a
> switch) or something that simulates that HW like the FCGW (Fibre Channel
> Gateway).
> 
> Is the Clariion a FCoE target? (I don't think this is what you're
> looking for)
> - If yes, then maybe, but probably not without a FCF. I'm really not
> familiar with what FCoE targets are available, but unless an FCoE target
> supports point-to-point mode the same way our initiator does it will
> need to communicate through the FCF.
> 
> Hope this helps,
> 
> //Rob
> 
> (BTW: Your posting was blocked for moderation because something in the
> header matched a SPAM rule. I just went through the mails blocked
> pending moderation which is why it was just posted now.)

By the way, our point-to-point mode is broken in the latest initiator
trees.   I have fixes in the works.  See
http://www.open-fcoe.org/pipermail/devel/2009-June/002886.html

	Joe




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