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I have to connect an IBM Server with a QLogic EP2532 to an IBM DS3512 with a PMC PM8032. I need two 8 Gb FC LX 1310 nm SFP+ modules and since they seem to be hard to get, I thought would it be possible to take two 10 GbE FC SFP+? I know there's a different encoding, but does FCoE do the job or are there some problems involved?

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No, the PMC PM8032 is an FC-only controller, it doesn't handle FCoE sorry. FC and FCoE are very different at the L1 and 2 levels.

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Thanks for the hint, I just found out that I would need a converged network adapter, so even the QLogic EP2532 doesn't seem to support FCoE. – JohnnyFromBF May 10 '13 at 9:48
Thanks for the question, I love a nice detailed storage networking one :) – Chopper3 May 10 '13 at 10:31

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