FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet)
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is a mapping of Fibre Channel over selected full duplex IEEE 802.3 networks. The goal is to provide I/O consolidation over Ethernet, reducing network complexity in the Datacenter. The FCoE standardization activity started in April 2007 inside the FC-BB-5 working group of T11. On June 3rd, 2009, the FC-BB-5 working group of T11 completed the development of the draft standard and unanimously approved it as the final standard. The following day the plenary session of T11 approved forwarding the FC-BB-5 standard to INCITS for publication as an ANSI standard.
Presentations at T11 - FC-BB-6 Working Group
Open Source FCoE
Xgig® TraceViewer for FCoE
Xgig TraceViewer is the free software provided by Finisar Corp. for protocol analysis such as FCoE, Fibre Channel, Ethernet and SAS/SATA. You can download the software at http://www.finisar.com/xgig/
Wireshark for FCoE
WireShark (http://wireshark.org/) is the most used public domain protocol analyzer. The WireShark dissector for FCoE now complies with the converged frame format. You can download the standard build at http://www.wireshark.org/. See AlsoFCoE: Wireshark.