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IBM System z Qualified DWDM: Ciena 565/5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform Release Level 11.21

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 21 January 2014

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IBM Form #: REDP-4720-02

Authors: Bill White, Pasquale Catalano and Andrew Crimmins

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is one in a series that describes IBM System z® qualified dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) vendor products for IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (IBM GDPS®) solutions with Server Time Protocol (STP). The protocols described in this paper are used for IBM supported solutions that require cross-site connectivity of a multisite Parallel Sysplex or remote copy technologies, which can include GDPS and non-GDPS applications. GDPS qualification testing is conducted at the IBM Vendor Solutions Connectivity (VSC) Lab in Poughkeepsie, NY.

    IBM and Ciena Communications Inc. successfully completed qualification testing of the 565/5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform. This paper describes the applicable environments, protocols, and topologies that are qualified and supported by System z for connecting through the 565/5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform hardware and software, release level 11.21.

    This paper is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about 565/5100/5200 Advanced Services Platform release level 11.21.

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