IBM z Systems Qualified DWDM: Ciena 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Release 9.24

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 13 April 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738455237
ISBN-13: 9780738455235
IBM Form #: REDP-5357-00
(20 pages)

Authors: Bill White, Andrew Crimmins, Pasquale Catalano

Abstract

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM z Systems™ qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols that are described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non-GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in Poughkeepsie, NY.

IBM and Ciena successfully completed qualification testing of the 6500 Packet-Optical platform. This paper describes the applicable environments, protocols, and topologies that are qualified and supported by IBM z Systems for connecting through the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform Release 9.24 hardware and software.

Table of contents

z Systems GDPS qualification overview
GDPS components and protocols
Technical description

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