zSeries Qualified WDM Vendor: Lucent Techologies

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 05 April 2005

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IBM Form #: REDP-3906-00
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Authors: Bill White, Pasquale Catalano, Andrew Crimmins


This IBM Redpaper is one in a series describing zSeries qualified optical Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) vendor products for Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS) solutions.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation and Lucent Technologies have successfully completed testing of the Lucent Technologies Metropolis Enhanced Optical Network (EON) System. The IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity Lab has accepted the test results for inclusion in the zSeries GDPS Qualification program. This Redpaper describes the applicable environments, protocols, and topologies qualified and supported by IBM eServer zSeries for connecting to the Lucent Metropolis EON product hardware and software at release level 8.2.1.

IBM eServer zSeries GDPS Qualification and IBM TotalStorage Proven are complementary programs leveraging the strengths of IBM licensed technologies, intellectual property, and know-how, enhancing interoperability in a multivendor environment. The two programs continue to work together as new technologies and products become available. The Lucent Technologies Metropolis EON System is also IBM TotalStorage Proven.

The zSeries qualified WDM vendor products that support GDPS are:

Adva Fiber Service Platform 2000 (FSP 2000) DWDM system
Cisco ONS 15530 DWDM, ONS 15540 ESPx, and ONS 15454 MSTP
IBM 2029 Fiber Saver DWDM (withdrawn from marketing)
Lucent Technologies Metropolis Enhanced Optical Network (EON) System
Nortel Networks OPTera Metro 5000 Multiservice Platform series

In addition to the above WDM products, the IBM 9036 Model 003 extender is also available to extend Sysplex Timer (ETR and CLO) links from 3 km to 26 km. An IBM 9036-003 is available as a Request for Price Quotation (RPQ 8K1919).

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