Implementing Integrated Windows Server through iSCSI to System i5

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 31 October 2006, updated 06 May 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738494941
ISBN-13: 9780738494944
IBM Form #: SG24-7230-00
(474 pages)

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Authors: Nick Harris, Phil Ainsworth, Edwin Bakker, Gary Hansen


This IBM Redbooks publication discusses the newest implementation of the Integrated xSeries servers, which utilizes the iSCSI protocol to communicate with the System i5. The iSCSI product offers an additional scalable network connection to the System i5 system bus or the HSL loop. In this book, we discuss:
The architecture and scenarios for utilizing this new function
Concepts and terminology of iSCSI
Planning for the iSCSI environment
IBM Director Server and iSCSI
Operating iSCSI Servers
Backup and Recovery of iSCSI attached servers
Virtual Ethernet in an iSCSI environment
This book offers planning and implementation advice and guidance for IBM, IBM Business Partners, and customers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to iSCSI integrated server support
Chapter 2. iSCSI architecture on System i5
Chapter 4. Installing the iSCSI integrated server
Chapter 5. Implementing IBM Director Server
Chapter 6. Managing integrated iSCSI environments
Chapter 7. Backup and Recovery
Chapter 8. Virtual Ethernet LAN
Chapter 9. Scaling your iSCSI network

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