System z End-to-End Extended Distance Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 06 March 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439045
ISBN-13: 9780738439044
IBM Form #: SG24-8047-00
(266 pages)

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Authors: Frank Kyne, Jack Consoli, Richard Davey, Gary Fisher, Iain Neville, Mauricio Nogueira, Fabio Pereira, Giancarlo Rodolfi, Ulrich Schlegel


This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you design and manage an end-to-end, extended distance connectivity architecture for IBM System z®. This solution addresses your requirements now, and positions you to make effective use of new technologies in the future.

Many enterprises implement extended distance connectivity in a silo manner. However, effective extended distance solutions require the involvement of different teams within an organization. Typically there is a network group, a storage group, a systems group, and possibly other teams.

The intent of this publication is to help you design and manage a solution that will provide for all of your System z extended distance needs in the most effective and flexible way possible. This book introduces an approach to help plan, optimize, and maintain all of the moving parts of the solution together.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Storage area network
Chapter 3. Wavelength division multiplexing
Chapter 4. Common multi-site models
Chapter 5. Planning
Appendix A. Performance considerations
Appendix B. Sample qualification letters
Appendix C. Physical layer information
Appendix D. Fiber cabling services
Appendix E. Fiber optic cables

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