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Ethernet Alliance hosting 3rd IEEE 802.1 data centre bridging interoperability test event


March 12, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

March 12, 2011

The Ethernet Alliance, Ethernet in the Data Center Subcommittee, is hosting an IEEE 802.1 Data Centre Bridging (DCB) interoperability test event the week of May 23 in Durham, N.H., at the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab.

The alliance invited both members and non-members to participate in this
event, which will include both protocol and applications testing. The
event targets interoperability testing of ethernet standards being
developed by IEEE 802.1 DCB task force to address network convergence
issues. Testing of protocols will include projects such as IEEE
P802.1Qbb Priority Flow Control (PFC), IEEE P802.1Qaz Enhanced
Transmission Selection (ETS) and DCB Capability Exchange Protocol
(DCBX).

The test event will include testing across a broad vendor community and
will exercise DCB features across multiple platforms as well as exercise
higher layer protocols such as Fiber Channel over ethernet (FCoE),
iSCSI over DCB, RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and other latency
sensitive applications.

The Ethernet Alliance says these test events help vendors create
interoperable, market-ready products that interoperate to the IEEE 802.1
DCB standards.

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