* Posts by tonyhurson

2 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Feb 2014

Oi! You noisy servers! Talk among yourselves and stop bothering that poor router!

tonyhurson

Liberties with layers

'“We have established the layer 2 routing by adding a UDP header into the RoCE v2 specification,” Lee explained. Because the change only affects layer 3, he said, RoCE remains transparent at layer 2.'

Shurely the mosht messhed up paragraph in networking journalism. Ever.

Is FCoE faster than Fibre Channel? Who knows? Just run your own tests

tonyhurson

Are native FCoE networks currently deployable?

But are native FCoE networks broadly deployable today? My limited information is that they are not: most deployed FCoE segments switch to native FC at the top of the rack.

Native FCoE networks need to be multipath scaleable. Perhaps that explains the crossover to native FC at the top of the rack.