IBM Storage Networking c-type FICON Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 January 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460214
ISBN-13: 9780738460215
IBM Form #: SG24-8468-00
(452 pages)

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Authors: William White, Aubrey Applewhaite, Mike Blair, Gary Fisher, Gavin O'Reilly, Lyle Ramsey, Fausto Vaninetti


The next-generation IBM® c-type Directors and switches for IBM Storage Networking provides high-speed Fibre Channel (FC) and IBM Fibre Connection (IBM FICON®) connectivity from the IBM Z® platform to the storage area network (SAN) core. It enables enterprises to rapidly deploy high-density virtualized servers with the dual benefit of higher bandwidth and consolidation.

This IBM Redpaper Redbooks publication helps administrators understand how to implement or migrate to an IBM c-type SAN environment. It provides an overview of the key hardware and software products, and it explains how to install, configure, monitor, tune, and troubleshoot your SAN environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Storage Networking c-type family for mainframe IBM Fibre Connection environments
Chapter 2. IBM Storage Networking c-type features
Chapter 3. IBM Storage Networking c-type security
Chapter 4. Lab environment and topology
Chapter 5. IBM Storage Networking c-type design considerations
Chapter 6. Initial connectivity and setup
Chapter 7. IBM Storage Networking c-type configuration
Chapter 8. IBM Storage Networking c-type operations

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