CX311 introduction

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The CX311 includes a physical switching plane: 10GE/FCoE converged switching plane.
10GE L2/L3 switching:
? Supports 16 x 10GE uplink ports and 8 x 8G FC uplink ports.
? Supports 32 x 10GE downlink ports (each half-width slot: 2 x 10GE).

Stacking:
? Provides 1 x 40GE port that is connected to the midplane for stacking modules.
? If you need higher stacking bandwidth, you can add stacking connections by using panel ports.
? A maximum of four switch modules in a chassis can be stacked.

10GE/FCoE converged switching:
? Supports DCB (PFC, ETS, and DCBX) and TRILL.
? Supports FIP Snooping Bridge (FSB).
? Supports Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF).

The two CX311s in a pair of slots can operate independently, in 1+1 redundancy mode, or in load sharing mode by working with the OS and NICs.
The CX311 integrates with the ODM Qlogic FCoE gateway mezzanine module (FCF component), which provides the following functions:
? Port rate: 2G/4G/8G auto-negotiation
? Standard FCF functions: FCoE ports are converted into FC uplink ports.
? Switching and NPV modes
? In switching mode, the FC switch module can be directly attached to an FC storage device.
? In switching mode, the FC switch module can communicate with the FC switch from Qlogic using the E-Port.
? In NPV mode, the FC switch module can communicate with an FC SAN switch from another vendor.
? In NPV mode, the FC switch module can communicate with an FC SAN switch from Qlogic.

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Other related questions:
Whether the CX311 supports L3 switching
The CX311 supports L3 switching.

Default user name and password of the CX31x
The default user name and password of the BMC and converged switching plane of the CX31x are as follows: Default user name: root Default password: Huawei12#$ The default user name and password of the FCoE gateway (available only for the CX311) are as follows: Default user name: admin Default password: Huawei12#$

Default IP address of CX311 FCoE
The default IP address of the CX311 FCoE gateway is provided below. Other switching planes or BMC is not configured with a default IP address. IP address: 192.168.1.100 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Default gateway: 0.0.0.0

Meaning of the CX31x converged switching
Converged switching (which is not strictly defined) indicates the switching that adopts DCB Ethernet switches that support FCoE traffic and E9000 CX310, CX311, and CX312 converged switch modules. Converged networking (which is not strictly defined) indicates the Ethernet networking in the server field that bears the traditional Ethernet data traffic and FCoE traffic. This Ethernet networking must be based on the DCB feature.

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