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FICON (FCV Mode) Planning Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 16 March 2000

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ISBN-10: 073841560X
ISBN-13: 9780738415604
IBM Form #: SG24-5445-00

Authors: Ken Trowell, Franck Injey and John Stimson

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    This IBM Redbooks publication covers the planning for S/390 FICON channels operating in FCV mode into an existing S/390 ESCON channel environment. It provides the information required for all stages of planning for the S/390 9672 G5 and G6 FICON channel in operating FCV mode. Also included is information required for planning for the installation and use of the FICON Bridge adapter in the 9032 Model 5 ESCON Director, and the OS/390 definition changes required to support the movement of control units from ESCON to FICON (FCV mode) channels.

    Table of Contents

    Ch. 1 Introduction to designing a FICON configuration

    Ch. 2 ESCON to FICON assessment

    Ch. 3 FICON (FCV) Channel attachment and operation

    Ch. 4 9672 FICON channel installation support

    Ch. 5 9032 Model 5 ESCON Director

    Ch. 6 FICON cabling and connectivity

    Ch. 7 S/390 Channel performance paradigms

    Ch. 8 FICON performance

    Ch. 9 S/390 FICON (FCV) configuration support

    Ch. 10 S/390 FICON (FCV) CTC support

    Ch. 11 FICON (FCV) configuration scenarios

    Ch. 12 ESCON to FICON aggregation

    Ch. 13 FICON (FCV) configuration design

    App. A FICON Planning Worksheet


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