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FCoE has raised considerable interest with it's proposal to develop a standard for transporting Fibre Channel frames over an enhanced Ethernet hardware layer.
This seminar consists of three key sections; a high-level overview of FCoE, a discussion of Fibre Channel as a protocol in addition to a physical interface, and finally, an examination of Ethernet as a physical interface and what is needed to support FCoE.

FCoE Introduction and Concepts
The “Converged” Data Center Network
FC and FCoE Roadmap
Benefits of FCoE
FCoE, Fibre Channel and Ethernet Standards
FCoE Deployment Scenarios

Blade & Rack Server Environments
FCoE Switching
FCoE Servers and Virtual Machines
FCoE Configurations
Point-to-Point
FCoE Attachment to an FCoE Switch
FCoE Attachment via Ethernet Switches
Looking at the Benefits
Blade Server Case Study Example
FCoE Technology
FCoE and Enhanced Ethernet
FCoE Frame Encapsulation
Architecture Models and Configurations
MAC Addressing
Discovery and Virtual Link Initialization
Introduction to Ethernet
Ethernet Physical Link Variants
Virtual LANs (VLANs)
Making Ethernet “Lossless”
Link Aggregation
Ethernet and Fibre Channel’s R_A_TOV
Architecture Models
FCoE Virtual Links
FCoE Link Endpoints
Fabric and Fabric Port Models

Fibre Channel and Ethernet Addresses
Server & Fabric Provided MAC Addresses
FCoE Discovery
ENode Virtual Link Initialization
Inter-switch Link Discovery and Initialization
FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
FIP Protocol
FIP Solicitation
FIP Advertisement
FIP FLOGI
FIP NPIV
FIP Clear Virtual Link
FCoE Encapsulation
SOF and EOF
Determining the Ethernet Destination Address
Ethernet and Fibre Channel Comparison
Encapsulation/Decapsulation Flow
Access Control
Fibre Channel Zoning
Ethernet Access Control Lists (ACLs)
FCoE Error Scenarios
Duplicate MAC Address Errors
Rogue Host Attacks
Ethernet Forwarding Errors
Summary of FCoE Changes
Data Center Ethernet (DCE)

What is Data Center Ethernet?
Per-Priority Pause Flow Control
Priority and Bandwidth Management
Link Level Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
Data Center Bridge Exchange Protocol (DCBX)
Who Should Attend
This seminar is targeted towards developers, integrators, managers, marketing personnel, technical writers and others with a need for an understanding of this exciting new storage interface technology.
Course Length: 3 days    click here to register
Public Course Price:: 1,100 UK Pounds
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