VMWare - Networking storage - how does 10GBe work?

I have only experienced connecting ESXI hosts and a storage server to a Fibre Channel Switch, which allows me to connect the hosts to the storage.  
But if I were to try and use ethernet with 10GBe switch for the hosts and storage, how do the host and storage "see" each other?
In the FC switch I just had to connec them using the zone and WWN.
Does 10GBe switch use TCP/IP?
If VMWare if I go to add storage, there is no option for IP address of a storage. Only iSCSI or FC.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You could either use iSCSI or NFS over 10GBe ethernet.

But there is an option to connect to NFS. - Add New Storage for NFS or iSCSI. (LUNs)

iSCSI is configured as per my EE Article

HOW TO: Add an iSCSI Software Adaptor and Create an iSCSI Multipath Network in VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.0

I think FC is a little easier to configure than iSCSI, because you need to create an iSCSI Multipath Network, and then Add the IP Address of your iSCSI SAN.

It was similarities, e.g. iSCSI has a IQN which is similar to a FC - WWNN.

This is what you add to Map your LUNs on the iSCSI SAN, or grant Access. In a similar method on a FC SAN, you add a WWNN HBA address to your LUN for access.

However FC done correctly, does require a fabric, and at least two FC switches, and correct Zoning and Multipath setup, for avoid a single point of failure.

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