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.