IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family Native IP Replication

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Published on September 18, 2014, updated June 13, 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738453846
ISBN-13: 9780738453842
IBM Form #: REDP-5103-00


Authors: Jon Tate, Christian Burns, Derek Rubright and Lee Sirett

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    Abstract

    IBM® has announced native Internet Protocol (IP) replication using Bridgeworks SANSlide technology with its IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM Storwize® V7000, IBM Storwize V5000 and Storwize V3700 virtualized storage systems.

    This combination of SANSlide and the SVC/Storwize family provides a powerful solution for clients who require efficient, IP-based replication over long distances.

    This certification gives SVC/Storwize clients a fully supported, transparent technology that includes unmatched levels of performance and reliability. With the SANSlide protocol acceleration technology, it is now possible to replicate data across continents in a cost-efficient way, with little or no loss in performance. At the same time, bandwidth usage can improve to over 95%, rather than the 1% - 5% normally achieved in long-distance IP networks.

    This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows the steps required to implement this solution efficiently and speedily.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to native IP replication in SVC/Storwize

    Chapter 2. IP replication configuration overview and considerations

    Chapter 3. Implementing IP replication in the SVC/Storwize family

    Chapter 4. Best practices and troubleshooting

    Appendix A. Command-line interface

    Appendix B. CHAP Information and Implementation

     

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