Category Archives: FCIP

An FCIP tunnel made of Ethernet Port Channels or a FC Port Channel made of FCIP tunnels, which is better?

The Cisco MDS switches support many different ways you can connect them with both fibre channel and ethernet. Some modules do not support all of the features, but they are available in the architecture. For example the MDS 9216i and … Continue reading

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Tips and Pitfalls: FCIP

Common Commands sh fcip summary Key Points / Pitfalls SACK must be enabled on FCIP interfaces for packet shaping to work When a single TCP port is used QoS is set on the data connection only Multiple ipv6 (but not … Continue reading

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Using IPS Network Simulator and SAN Extension Tuner

The Cisco MDS 9000 supports a feature known as IPS Network Simulator. ┬áThis feature is available on MDS switches equipped with the IPS-4 (DS-X9304) and IPS-8 (DS-X9308) network modules, MSM module (DS-X9304-18K9), as well as the Multiservice Modular Switch 9222i. … Continue reading

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