Part 1: What is an Ethernet Fabric?

Event: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Appearance: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Company: Brocade

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Personnel: Brandon Carroll, Chip Copper, Ethan Banks, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Stephen Foskett

Part 1 of the Virtual Symposium focuses on Ethernet fabrics: Historical Ethernet LAN design: The 3-layer Hierarchy with Spanning Tree The demand for fabric technology, from Ethernet to Fibre Channel Core-Edge Ethernet Fa …


Part 2: Converged Networking and Storage

Event: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Appearance: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Company: Brocade

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Personnel: Chip Copper, Josh O'Brien, Stephen Foskett, Tony Bourke

Part 2 of the Virtual Symposium turns to the topic of convergence. The delegates discuss the core questions of convergence: What’s stopping convergence and what’s driving it? Who owns responsibility organizationally? Wha …


Part 3: Multi-Path vs. Multi-Chassis

Event: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Appearance: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Company: Brocade

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Personnel: Chip Copper, Chris Marget, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Josh O'Brien, Tony Bourke

Join a panel of networking heavyweights as they discuss multi-chassis architecture such (Brocade VCS) and contrast it to multi-pathing technology (TRILL). The discussion touches on the following points: How TRILL fabrics …


Part 4: Hard Cores and Soft Edges

Event: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Appearance: Brocade Virtual Symposium 2012

Company: Brocade

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Personnel: Chip Copper, Derick Winkworth, Greg Ferro, Ivan Pepelnjak, Tom Hollingsworth, Tony Bourke

Ivan Pepelnjak leads a discussion of virtual machine networking and tenant isolation. The panel discusses the following issues: Virtual “soft switch” capability Cisco UCS VM-FEX and Arista EOS VM Tracer Brocade Automated …