IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family Native IP Replication

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 17 September 2014, updated 12 June 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738453846
ISBN-13: 9780738453842
IBM Form #: REDP-5103-00
(76 pages)

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Authors: Jon Tate, Christian Burns, Derek Rubright, Lee Sirett


IBM® has announced native Internet Protocol (IP) replication using Bridgeworks SANSlide technology with its IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM Storwize® V7000, IBM Storwize V5000 and Storwize V3700 virtualized storage systems.

This combination of SANSlide and the SVC/Storwize family provides a powerful solution for clients who require efficient, IP-based replication over long distances.

This certification gives SVC/Storwize clients a fully supported, transparent technology that includes unmatched levels of performance and reliability. With the SANSlide protocol acceleration technology, it is now possible to replicate data across continents in a cost-efficient way, with little or no loss in performance. At the same time, bandwidth usage can improve to over 95%, rather than the 1% - 5% normally achieved in long-distance IP networks.
This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows the steps required to implement this solution efficiently and speedily.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to native IP replication in SVC/Storwize
Chapter 2. IP replication configuration overview and considerations
Chapter 3. Implementing IP replication in the SVC/Storwize family
Chapter 4. Best practices and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Command-line interface
Appendix B. CHAP Information and Implementation

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