Fibre Channel SAN Extension over IP
• iFCP Concepts
• FCIP and iFCP Comparison
• IP Transport Architectures
After FCIP was developed (by SAN Valley) as a standard and the vendors
started to use it, another company (NISHAN) proposed iFCP (the internet
Fibre Channel Protocol).
iFCP still extends Fibre Channel over an IP network back to Fibre Channel.
The difference is, whereas FCIP was a FC network to FC network extension
protocol and merged the fabrics, iFCP is a FC device to FC device extension
protocol. It doesn’t merge the fabrics.