5

Are there switches that can bring together gigabit ethernet, 10gig ethernet, and fiber channel in a single switch?

view full story
linux-howto

http://serverfault.com – We currently have Brocade 200E fiber switches, connecting 2 EMC CLARiiONs to 4 VMware ESXi hosts. We are looking into new storage options using iSCSI with our existing ethernet network, including the possibility of gradually upgrading to 10 gigabit. I have been searching for any kind of 10GBASE-T switch, that is backwards-compatible to 1 gigabit, and includes the fiber channel ports necessary to connect to the Brocades/CLARiiONs as well. I am not very experienced with storage administration and fiber channel, so I understand this question might have an obvious answer of "no", but it did see (HowTos)