Is it possible to use a Fibre Channel PCIe adapter as an Ethernet network interface? I have QLogic Fibre Channel controller and a 3Com Gigabit Ethernet switch. I use Debian on a DL160 G5.
Is it possible to use a Fibre Channel PCIe adapter as a network interface?
Certainly you can run IP on FC (RFC 2625) but it'll never work with your switch as that's specifically an Ethernet switch, it would need to connect to an FC switch.
By the way, just because you can do this doesn't make it a good idea, in fact it's a staggeringly rare setup, for all purposes it's a dangerously bad idea - but you asked if it could be done.