- 1 module
- for MDS 9506 Multilayer Director
- 9509 Multilayer Director
- 9513 Multilayer Director
Integrated support for Fiber Channel Interface Protocol (FCIP)-FCIP can be used to connect Fiber Channel storage area networks (SANs) across a distance using IP networks. Each Cisco MDS 9000 Family Gigabit Ethernet port is capable of managing up to three FCIP tunnels. Each 8-port IP Storage Services Module supports 24 simultaneous FCIP tunnels (12 simultaneous tunnels per 4-port module). Without the SAN Extension Over IP package, these capabilities would require multiple systems from different vendors.
The Cisco FCIP implementation is completely integrated with value-added features on the Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches. The Cisco virtual SAN (VSAN) function is supported across FCIP