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Over at Cisco, there is a post from April, 2008 on the FCoE vs. IB argument that was written by Dante Malagrino. What follows is MY perspective (not my employers) on the FCoE vs. IB argument that he puts forth.

a.) Historically, both IB and FC have been more difficult to manage than competing IP-based solutions (though I’d argue that IQDNs are as much of a pain as node addresses and WWNs).  With the advent of truly GUI driven switching solutions, a LOT of the legwork required has been reduced both for FC and for IB.  Matter of fact, a true novice to both protocols can get a solution set up and running with a hour or two (cabling and hardware setup included).

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