Getting Started with the INRANGE FC/9000 FICON Director

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 March 2003

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ISBN-10: 0738428434
ISBN-13: 9780738428437
IBM Form #: SG24-6858-00
(96 pages)

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Authors: Bill White


This IBM Redbooks publication discusses how to install, tailor, and configure the INRANGE FC/9000 FICON Director, in conjunction with the FICON topologies supported by zSeries and 9672 Generation 5 and Generation 6 servers. It focuses on the hardware installation as well as the software definitions needed to provide connectivity for supported FICON environments.

This book provides planning information and FICON Director setup information. Also included are helpful utilities for monitoring and managing the INRANGE FC/9000 FICON Director environment.

This document is intended for system engineers, SAN administrators, and system programmers who will plan and install INRANGE FC/9000 FICON Directors. A good background in systems planning, hardware and cabling infrastructure planning, and zSeries I/O definitions (HCD or IOCP), as well as Fibre Channel or FICON Directors, is assumed.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Technical description
Chapter 3. Pre-installation planning
Chapter 4. Setting up the IN-VSN Enterprise Manager environment
Chapter 5. Configuring the FICON Director
Appendix A. Useful procedures
Appendix B. Chassis and port location
Appendix C. FICON Director configuration worksheet

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