Hello EQL Family,

Deployments of 10Gb Ethernet networks has not only increased, but
has moved beyond the data center and into the entire infrastructure. 

It’s time we talk about the minimal requirements needed for support of
the Physical Layer (PHY) components, issues and concerns, and
recommended practices for 10Gb SAN deployments.

Just posted the third and final piece in a three part series that
outlines the Physical Layer (PHY) standards for 10Gb Ethernet.

In part 1 of the series, we discussed The Physical Layer (PHY) Standards
for 10Gb Ethernet.

In part 2 of the series, we discussed Optical Fiber and Copper Options.

In this series, Part 3, we will discuss:

  • The minimum requirements for PHYs to be supported within
    an EqualLogic environment

  • What are some issues to be aware of with mixed-vendor solutions

  • What are recommendations when selecting PHY layer components

See Part 3 of the series at the link below:

PHYSICAL LAYER (PHY) STANDARDS FOR 10Gb ETHERNET – PART 3

As successful 10Gb Ethernet deployments continue to expand, there will be a
need to understand the necessary requirements, issues with mixed vendors,
and recommendations for EqualLogic SANs.

Start Part 3 of the series by clicking the link below:

PHYSICAL LAYER (PHY) STANDARDS FOR 10Gb ETHERNET – PART 3

Until Next Time,

Twitter:    @GuyAtDell
Email:      guy_westbrook@dell.com
Chatter:  @ EQL Tech Enablement

Guy

Click the link below to access our four most useful reference documents:

•           EqualLogic Compatibility Matrix ( ECM )

 •          EqualLogic Configuration Guide ( ECG )

•           Rapid EqualLogic Configuration Portal ( RED )

•           SAN Switch Reference Architectures ( SwRA )