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Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 30 March 2011, updated 01 April 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435376
ISBN-13: 9780738435374
IBM Form #: SG24-6116-10

Authors: Jon Tate, Uwe Dubberke, Michael Engelbrecht, Shanmuganthan Kumaravel and Jose Rodriguez Ruibal

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    "Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not."

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication, written at a Data Center Fabric Manager v10.1.4 and Fabric Operating System v6.4 level, consolidates critical information while also covering procedures and tasks that you are likely to encounter on a daily basis when implementing an IBM b-type SAN.

    The products that we describe in this book have more functionality than we can possibly cover in a single book. A storage area network (SAN) is a powerful infrastructure for consolidation, distance solutions, and data sharing. The quality applications that the IBM SAN portfolio provides can help you take full advantage of the benefits of the SAN.

    In this book, we cover the latest additions to the IBM b-type SAN family and show how you can implement them in an open systems environment. In particular, we focus on the Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) environment. We address the key concepts that these products bring to the market and, in each case, we provide an overview of the functions that are essential to building a robust SAN environment.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Product introduction

    Chapter 2. Data Center Fabric

    Chapter 3. Hardware features

    Chapter 4. Fabric Operating System

    Chapter 5. Management tools

    Chapter 6. Implementation

    Chapter 7. License administration

    Chapter 8. Web Tools

    Chapter 9. IBM System Storage Data Center Fabric Manager

    Chapter 10. Host Connectivity Manager

    Chapter 11. Virtual Fabrics

    Chapter 12. Basic zoning

    Chapter 13. Multiple switches and fabrics

    Chapter 14. Security

    Chapter 15. Adaptive Networking

    Chapter 16. Performance monitoring

    Chapter 17. Health and troubleshooting


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