iSeries in Storage Area Networks A Guide to Implementing FC Disk and Tape with iSeries

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 March 2005

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ISBN-10: 073849190X
ISBN-13: 9780738491905
IBM Form #: SG24-6220-01
(430 pages)

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Authors: Nick Harris, Jana Jamsek, Joseph Raphael, Nancy Roper


This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the new Power5 architecture as it applies to logical partitioned eServer i5 servers. This functionality is delivered through a new configuration and management interface called the Hardware Management Console (HMC).

This book will help you design your server partition scheme from scratch. We also discuss the requirements to migrate from existing iSeries servers with and without logical partitions.

This book will help you install, tailor, and configure logical partitions (LPARs) on eServer i5 servers. You will understand how to setup the server and HMC via the guided setup wizard, and also cover the creation of multiple i5/OS partitions.

Table of contents

Part 1. Introduction and positioning
Chapter 1. Introduction to iSeries and Storage Area Networks (SAN)
Chapter 2. iSeries external storage positioning and examples
Part 2. SAN
Chapter 3. Storage Area Networks (SAN)
Part 3. External disk
Chapter 4. Planning for external disk
Chapter 5. Adding ESS storage to the iSeries server
Chapter 6. Creating iSeries storage in ESS
Chapter 7. Mirroring to an ESS
Chapter 8. Multipath for iSeries
Chapter 9. Migrating external disk from SCSI to FC
Part 4. FC attached tape
Chapter 10. Using Fibre Channel attached tape devices
Part 5. Advanced topics
Chapter 11. Load Source Mirroring in the ESS
Chapter 12. Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy
Chapter 13. FlashCopy
Chapter 14. Taking backups from a FlashCopy
Appendix A. Comparative discussion
Appendix B. iSeries availability

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