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IBM iFlow Director Technical Introduction
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 23 May 2012

IBM® iFlow Director is a high performance, low-latency 10 Gb Ethernet switch integrated flow balancer with policy-based traffic steering capability. It delivers high-availability, scalability, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for appliance vendors that offer IBM BladeCenter® based solutions for applications, such as Security Gateways, Wireless Gateways, Lawful Interception & Network Surveillance, Traffic Management & Service Differentiation, and so on. The system throughput can be scaled by adding more blade servers and up to four switches that run iFlow Director. iFlow Director is ... [more]

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IPv6 Introduction and Configuration
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 21 May 2012

Anyone who is involved with information technology knows that the Internet is running out of IP addresses. The last block of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses was allocated in 2011. Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the replacement for IPv4, and it is designed to address the depletion of IP addresses and change the way traffic is managed. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and architecture of IPv6 with a focus on:
- An overview of IPv6 features
- An examination of the IPv6 packet format
- An explanation of additional IPv6 functions ... [more]

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IP Multicast Protocol Configuration
Storage Networking

Redpaper, published 30 Apr 2012

The most common transmission scheme used in networks today is unicast, which represents “one-to-one” transmission with one sender and one receiver. Sometimes there is a need for one host to send packets that are received by multiple hosts. The problem with implementing this kind of transmission using unicast is that the stream of packets must be replicated as many times as there are receivers. IP Multicast addresses the problem by intelligently sending only one stream of packets and then replicating the stream when it reaches the target domain that includes multiple receivers or reaches a ... [more]

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Implementing the Storwize V7000 and the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 15 Feb 2012

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe how these products can be combined to provide an encryption and virtualization solution:
- IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
- IBM Storwize® V7000
- IBM Tivoli® Key Lifecycle Manager
We describe the terminology that is used in an encrypted and virtualized environment, and we show how to implement these products to take advantage of their strengths. This book is intended for anyone who needs to understand and implement the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, IBM Storwize V7000, IBM Tivoli Key ... [more]

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Juniper Networks EX4500 10GbE Switch
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 7 Jun 2011

The Juniper Networks EX4500 10GbE Switch features up to 48 wire-speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) ports in a two-rack unit (2U) platform. The Juniper Networks® EX4500 Ethernet Switch delivers Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity to networked devices such as System x® servers and other networking switches. Two optional high-speed uplink modules offer four additional 10GbE small form-factor pluggable transceiver (SFP+) ports each for connecting to upstream devices. The EX4500 base switch provides 40 fixed 10GbE pluggable ports that can also support GbE connectors for added flexibility starting in ... [more]

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IBM Converged Switch B32
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® document introduces the IBM Converged Switch B32. This switch supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Fibre Channel, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), and traditional Ethernet protocol connectivity for servers and storage. FCoE is a new protocol that can expand Fibre Channel into the Ethernet environment, and it helps to combine and leverage the advantages of two technologies, Fibre Channel protocol and Ethernet. Features of the IBM Converged Switch B32 include:
- A 32-port multiprotocol switch for server I/O consolidation
- Enterprise-class ... [more]

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Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 30 Mar 2011, last updated 1 Apr 2011

"Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not." This IBM® Redbooks® publication, written at a Data Center Fabric Manager v10.1.4 and Fabric Operating System v6.4 level, consolidates critical information while also covering procedures and tasks that you are likely to encounter on a daily basis when implementing an IBM b-type SAN. The products that we describe in this book have more functionality than we can possibly cover in a single book. A storage area network (SAN) is a powerful infrastructure for consolidation, distance solutions, and data sharing. The quality ... [more]

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IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 11 Mar 2011

The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fueled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, and manageability by enabling devices in separate SAN fabrics to communicate without merging fabrics into a single, large SAN fabric. This capability enables clients to initially deploy separate SAN solutions at the departmental and data center levels. Then, clients can consolidate these separate solutions into large enterprise SAN solutions as their experience and requirements grow and change. Alternatively, multiprotocol ... [more]

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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2011

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, which is a high-performance stand-alone device designed to protect data-at-rest in mission-critical environments. In addition to helping IT organizations achieve compliance with regulatory mandates and meeting industry standards for data confidentiality, the SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch also protects them against potential litigation and liability following a reported breach. Data is one of the most highly valued resources in a competitive business environment. Protecting that data, controlling access ... [more]

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Implementation of IBM j-type Ethernet Appliances
Storage Networking

Redbooks, published 28 Feb 2011

IBM® j-type data center solutions that run Junos software provide operational agility and efficiency that dramatically simplifies the network and delivers unprecedented savings. This solution enables a network design with fewer devices, interconnections, and network tiers. Beyond the obvious cost advantages, the design enables the following key benefits:
- Reduces latency
- Simplifies device management
- Delivers significant power, cooling, and space savings
- Eliminates multiple system failure points
- Performs pervasive security
The high-performance data ... [more]

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