iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 13 July 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441783
ISBN-13: 9780738441788
IBM Form #: SG24-8327-00
(212 pages)

Authors: Megan Gilge, Christopher Bogdanowicz, Shweta Kulkarni, Shanmuganathan Kumaravel, Saiprasad Parkar, Mario Rodriguez, Jeetendra Sonar


This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps administrators and technical professionals understand Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and how to implement it for use with IBM Storwize® storage systems. iSCSI can be used alone or with other technologies.

This publication provides an overview of the iSCSI protocol and helps you understand how it is similar to and different from Fibre Channel (FC) technology. It helps you plan and design your network topology. It explains how to configure your IBM Storwize storage systems and hosts (including IBM AIX®, Linux, VMware, and Microsoft Windows hosts) to interact with it. It also provides an overview of using IBM Storwize storage systems with OpenStack.

This book describes iSCSI configuring for IBM Storwize and SAN Volume Controller storage systems at Version 7.6 or later.

In addition to configuration, this publication provides information about performance and troubleshooting.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to iSCSI in IBM Storwize storage systems
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM Storwize iSCSI capabilities
Chapter 3. Planning considerations
Chapter 4. Configuring the IBM Storwize storage system and hosts for iSCSI
Chapter 5. iSCSI storage connection security
Chapter 6. IBM Storwize performance
Chapter 7. IBM Storwize storage systems for OpenStack
Chapter 8. Troubleshooting

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