Converged Network Adapter
Converged Network Adapters
Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) can run both Ethernet and Fibre Channel traffic at the same time.
These CNAs combine the functions of an HBA and a Network Interface Card (NIC) on one card. CNAs fully supports FCoE protocols and allow Fibre Channel traffic to converge onto 10 Gbps Ethernet networks.
These Converged Network Adapters play a critical role in the FCoE implementation. When you implement CNAs, they are significant enablers in reducing data center costs by converging data and storage networking.