2009-10-12 06:57 AM
I am not trying to steal any limelight from Abhinav, who already posted the info about this, fairly new, TR document (http://communities.netapp.com/message/15268#15268), but...
The point is, the doc in my opinion is a kinda of revolutionary in the area of networking. Some of you may be already bored by the term 'Unified Fabric' & automatically assume it is something about FCoE. And as a matter of fact this is not the case this time
What the document shows is a feasible VMware architecture where:
- each ESX host has just 2x 10Gbit NIC
- both IP Storage & 'general' Ethernet traffic is handled by just one couple of Cisco Nexus switches
- no FC and/or FCoE whatsoever
Sweet & simple.
Anyone would like to add some comments re this reference architecture?