IBM TotalStorage SAN File System

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.

Published 30 January 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738496391
ISBN-13: 9780738496399
IBM Form #: SG24-7057-03
(648 pages)

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Authors: Charlotte Brooks, Huang Dachuan, Derek Jackson, Matthew A. Miller, Massimo Rosichini


This IBM Redbooks publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM TotalStorage SAN File System. SAN File System is a robust, scalable, and secure network-based file system designed to provide near-local file system performance, file aggregation, and data sharing services in an open environment.

SAN File System helps lower the cost of storage management and enhance productivity by providing centralized management, higher storage utilization, and shared access by clients to large amounts of storage.

We describe the design and features of SAN File System, as well as how to plan for, install, configure, administer, and protect it.

This book is for all who want to understand, install, configure, and administer SAN File System. It is assumed the reader has basic knowledge of storage and SAN technologies.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction to IBM TotalStorage SAN File System
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. SAN File System overview
Part 2. Planning, installing, and upgrading
Chapter 3. MDS system design, architecture, and planning issues
Chapter 4. Pre-installation configuration
Chapter 5. Installation and basic setup for SAN File System
Chapter 6. Upgrading SAN File System to Version 2.2.2
Part 3. Configuration, operation, maintenance, and problem determination
Chapter 7. Basic operations and configuration
Chapter 8. File sharing
Chapter 9. Advanced operations
Chapter 10. File movement and life cycle management
Chapter 11. Clustering the SAN File System Microsoft Windows client
Chapter 12. Protecting the SAN File System environment
Chapter 13. Problem determination and troubleshooting
Part 4. Exploiting the SAN File System
Chapter 14. DB2 with SAN File System
Appendix A. Installing IBM Directory Server and configuring for SAN File System
Appendix B. Installing OpenLDAP and configuring for SAN File System
Appendix C. Client configuration validation script
Appendix D. Additional material

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