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Quiz: Using 10 Gigabit Ethernet in your data center

10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) networks can reduce cost and introduce flexibility in the data center while taking on the processing load and preventing latency throughout the network. Network data center managers need to understand how 10 GbE enables consolidation and virtualization. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the benefits of using 10 Gigabit Ethernet in your data center.


10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) allows networking pros to build bigger, faster and more resilient networks. But there are challenges.  Network and data center managers must ensure that each system and application on the network has the bandwidth and quality of service it needs while maintaining interoperability and avoiding bottlenecks. But with knowledge in hand you'll understand how 10 GbE can improve your data center network  by introducing flexibility and preventing latency while enabling data and storage network convergence.


 This quiz tests what you know about 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Answer these questions correctly and you will be on your way to ensure that you understand the choices to make when it comes to designing and managing your data center and its connections.


1. What is TRILL? *
2. What are cable options for FCoE? *
3. Relative to multiple 1Gbps Ethernet connections on a virtual server host, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is today: *
4. Fibre Channel over Ethernet requires a lossless network via data center bridging. *
5. To converge your storage and data traffic to one network you must run FCoE. *
6. Spanning tree enables multiple paths from one switch to another. *
7. 10 GbE switches must be backward compatible *

This was last published in March 2011

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