Last Updated on August 2, 2021 by Admin 2
Which of the following statements about VE ports is true?
- They connect to peripheral devices.
- They enable multihop FCoE topologies.
- They cannot be configured with multiple vSANs on a single port.
- They are enabled in access mode by default.
Because virtual edge (VE) ports connect Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) inter-switch links (ISLs), VE ports enable multihop FCoE topologies. An FCoE hop is a connection from one domain ID to another domain ID. Therefore, a multihop FCoE switch is aware of multiple domains and can track and forward between them. In other words, VE ports connect to other VE ports.
VE ports do not connect to peripheral devices. Virtual F (VF) ports, on the other hand, are FCoE ports that typically connect to virtual N (VN) ports. VN ports are ports in peripheral devices, such as end hosts or disks.
VE ports are enabled in trunk mode by default. In addition, VE ports can be configured with multiple virtual storage area networks (vSANs) on a single port. In order to configure multiple vSANs on a single VE port, you must configure each corresponding FCoE virtual local area network (VLAN) on the Ethernet interface to which the VE port is bound.