Tag archive: Fibre Channel

There is a lot of terminology in Fibre Channel and FCoE regarding¬†ports names. What is the difference between N Port and VN Port ? What was FC- AL, and how data are exchanged in fibre channel infrastructure ? What are 5 layers of Fibre Channel ? How does it look in FCoE ? Let’s break…

There is a group of protocols that you gonna find on the point of contact of LAN, SAN and Data Center, namely : Ethernet, iSCSI, Fibre Channel or FCoE. Some vendors push one of them over the others, but knowing what they are, how do they work and were are placed in network infrastructure is crucial.