Archive for October, 2009

Simple use cases for Network Interface Virtualization

Filed in FCoE, Nexus, NIV by on October 23, 2009 8 Comments
Simple use cases for Network Interface Virtualization

My most recent post Simple Example of Network Interface Virtualization generated enough interest and curosity to warrant a follow-up post showing simple uses cases for NIV. NIV takes a single physical adapter and presents multiple virtual adapters as if they were physical adapters to the server and network.  Now that the server and network see […]

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A simple example of Network Interface Virtualization

Filed in FCoE, NIV by on October 23, 2009 2 Comments
A simple example of Network Interface Virtualization

I’m seeing some confusion in the blogosphere about how Cisco’s implementation of Network Interface Virtualization (NIV) really works so perhaps a very simple example is needed, and that is the intent of this post.  My previous posts about NIV with Cisco’s Palo adapter were focused on the big picture and the complete solution, such as […]

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links for 2009-10-21

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links for 2009-10-21

VMware ESX and ESXi 4.0 Comparison This VMware KB article provides a side-by-side comparison of ESX vs. ESXi (tags: vmware) ARK Intel covers all Intel processor and Network card models (tags: intel) VMware vSphere 4 Configuration Maximums (tags: vmware)

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links for 2009-10-14

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links for 2009-10-14

Fibre Channel over Ethernet Initialization Protocol (FIP) white paper This page on Cisco.com describes FIP and it's use in a multi-hop FCoE topology (tags: fcoe)

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links for 2009-10-13

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links for 2009-10-13

Cisco Unified Fabric TCO Calculator Tool This flash tool provides a TCO comparison of a Unified Fabric vs. Traditional network deployments. (tags: cisco tco calculator) Cisco IT Data Center Tour This site provides a very nice virtual tour of Cisco's Global Data Centers, including production data centers in Richardson TX & Northern California (tags: cisco […]

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