Standards Update and Roadmap
The new standards structure
Current standards projects
What does the future hold?
Physical Interface Enhancements
4 Gbs and 8 Gbps
Pre-emphasis for electrical links
FC-BaseT: Fibre Channel over Cat5e
Switched Fabric Enhancements
Virtual Fabrics (VSANs and LSANs)
Virtual Channel flow control for ISLs
Fabric-based services and virtualization
Model for Fabric-based services
Fabric-based services APIs
Arbitrated Loop Switches
What is a Loop Switch?
Why Loop Switches?
Loop Switches vs. Fabric Switches
Loop Switch operation
Node Port Enhancements
N_Port Virtualization (NPIV)
N_Port support for Virtual Fabrics
Fibre Channel Security Protocols
Fibre Channel SATA Tunneling
What is FC-SATA?
FC-SATA protocol mapping overview
FC-SATA Information Units
Fibre Channel Management
HBA Management Interface
Updates to the Management Server
Enhanced Zoning Model
SNMP Management with MIBs