I thought version 6 of SANscreen suppose to have that on roadmap for March release supporting nexus os? I was under impression it wouldn't be as far as 2011. We already have over 10 nexus 5k/7k switches in our data centers. Would be nice to have it earlier rather than later.
I'm not sure of any roadmap dates, but support for Nexus OS and end-to-end FCOE support are probably going to be two separate items on the roadmap. I'm speculating here, but my guess is that the initial support for Nexus OS will provide discovery of the FC information from the Nexus, without any true understanding of the DCE component of the infrastructure. Full FCOE support would likely include an understanding of DCE in the SANscreen model.
As I mentioned, the above is just speculation - it's probably worth getting in touch with your SANscreen account team to get the real information.
We don't have a definitive time frame for FCOE besides what has been shared above. As for the FC protocol on a nexus switch we have plans to support the connectivity of FC attached devices but its not committed to be a part of 6.0 in its first release.
Yes please follow up with your account team for more details.
We are looking at FCoE to see if there is a potential two phase approach. We would like to first support FC abstraction of FCoE without going into the lower levels of the protocol, and later go into the lower levels of the protocol. We are researching that direction and if possible we may come up with something earlier. We will update the roadmap to present that.