Virtual Storage Networks

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Monday, April 16, 2007
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This presentation covers virtualization techniques used in storage networking to increase utilization and manageability. The presentation is based on the FCIA book Fibre Channel Advances and the graphics from the presentation are from the book.

Learning Objectives

§ To discuss N_Port_ID Virtualization, Virtual Channels and Virtual Fabrics as they have been standardized in T11 Fibre Channel Interfaces Comiittee.

§ To explore Inter-Fabric Routing as the new layer 3 architecture for Fibre Channel. This new technology enables communication between devices in remote

and possibly distant fabrics.

§ To investigate Wide Area Networking technologies that map Fibre Channel on to SONET, ATM, IP and GFP networks.