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Fiber Saver (2029) Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 12 April 2001, updated 07 August 2001

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ISBN-10: 0738422444
ISBN-13: 9780738422442
IBM Form #: SG24-5608-02

Authors: Bill White, Guy Donny, Helen Howard, Attila Husz and Lih Wen Hwang

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    IBM offers a Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) solution with the IBM Fiber Saver (2029). The IBM 2029 provides data transport capabilities for data center applications such as:

    -Data center backup and recovery

    -DASD mirroring

    -Tape vaulting and remote printing

    -Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS)

    -LAN interconnectivity

    -Channel extension

    -Peer-to-Peer Remote Copy (PPRC)

    -Storage Area Network (SAN)

    This IBM Redbooks publication is for technical professionals who are interested in a metropolitan area network (MAN) solution for their data center, using DWDM technology.

    This document gives a broad understanding of the IBM 2029 architecture and application, and provides information to help plan, implement, configure, and manage an IBM 2029 network. It also contains a discussion on how to design/create a solution to migrate from an IBM 9729 to an IBM 2029.

    A walkthrough of the commissioning and provisioning process, as well as practical examples for problem determination, are also included.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Overview

    Chapter 2. Technical description

    Chapter 3. Data center environment

    Chapter 4. Network planning and design

    Chapter 5. System management connectivity

    Chapter 6. Configuring the network

    Chapter 7. Dual Fiber Switch (DFS)

    Chapter 8. Hardware Management Console (HMC)

    Chapter 9. Problem determination using the System Manager

    Appendix A. Network installation worksheets

    Appendix B. Fiber optic overview and specifications

    Appendix C. Physical specifications


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