FIP snooping

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) is used to transport Fibre Channel (FC) storage data over a dedicated Ethernet cable. FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP) handles the FC discovery and login process for FCoE networks. FIP uses a Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF), which is an Ethernet switch capable of handling FCoE. An FCF is like a Fibre Channel switch that has Ethernet ports.

FIP provides an Ethernet MAC address used by FCoE to traverse the Ethernet network. FIP obtains the Fibre Channel ID (FC ID) from the Ethernet network, which is required on the Fibre Channel network.

FIP snooping provides statistical data that can be used to monitor, verify, or troubleshoot connectivity.

For a list of interconnects where FIP snooping is supported, see the appropriate support or compatibility matrix on the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Information Library.