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Cisco Adapter FEX is a technology that provides infrastructure consolidation and architecture flexibility, while helping to ensure network separation and operational simplicity.
Based on the emerging standard IEEE 802.1BR, Adapter FEX extends the fabric to the servers, and partitions the server adapter into multiple, logical virtual Network Interface Cards (vNICs) and virtual Host Bus Adapters (vHBAs). It then consolidates multiple 1 Gigabit Ethernet NICs and Fibre Channel HBAs into a single 10 Gigabit Ethernet FCoE adapter.
With Adapter FEX, you benefit from reduced capital and operating expenses, highly secure hardware-based traffic separation, and in-depth traffic visibility. In addition, your data center server environments can cost-effectively scale with your business needs.
Adapter FEX supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) to further enhance network consolidation benefits to each logical adapter port.