S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
Cisco MDS 9000 Family IP storage (IPS) services extend the reach of Fibre Channel SANs by using
open-standard, IP-based technology. The switch can connect separated SAN islands using Fibre Channel
over IP (FCIP).
FCIP is specific to the IPS module and is available in Cisco MDS 9200 Switches or Cisco MDS 9500
The Cisco MDS 9216I switch and the 14/2 Multiprotocol Services (MPS-14/2) module also allow you
to use Fibre Channel, FCIP, and iSCSI features. The MPS-14/2 module is available for use in any switch
in the Cisco MDS 9200 Series or Cisco MDS 9500 Series.
For information on configuring Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, see
Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces."
This chapter includes the following sections:
The Fibre Channel over IP Protocol (FCIP) is a tunneling protocol that connects geographically
distributed Fibre Channel storage area networks (SAN islands) transparently over IP local area networks
(LANs), metropolitan area networks (MANs), and wide area networks (WANs). See
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
About FCIP, page 40-1
Configuring FCIP, page 40-7
Default Settings, page 40-39
C H A P T E R
Chapter 45, "Configuring IPv4 for
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide