IBM TotalStorage SAN File System

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 30 January 2006

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ISBN-10: 0738496391
ISBN-13: 9780738496399
IBM Form #: SG24-7057-03


Authors: Charlotte Brooks, Huang Dachuan, Derek Jackson, Matthew A. Miller and Massimo Rosichini

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    Abstract

    This IBM Redbooks publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM TotalStorage SAN File System. SAN File System is a robust, scalable, and secure network-based file system designed to provide near-local file system performance, file aggregation, and data sharing services in an open environment.

    SAN File System helps lower the cost of storage management and enhance productivity by providing centralized management, higher storage utilization, and shared access by clients to large amounts of storage.

    We describe the design and features of SAN File System, as well as how to plan for, install, configure, administer, and protect it.

    This book is for all who want to understand, install, configure, and administer SAN File System. It is assumed the reader has basic knowledge of storage and SAN technologies.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction to IBM TotalStorage SAN File System

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. SAN File System overview

    Part 2. Planning, installing, and upgrading

    Chapter 3. MDS system design, architecture, and planning issues

    Chapter 4. Pre-installation configuration

    Chapter 5. Installation and basic setup for SAN File System

    Chapter 6. Upgrading SAN File System to Version 2.2.2

    Part 3. Configuration, operation, maintenance, and problem determination

    Chapter 7. Basic operations and configuration

    Chapter 8. File sharing

    Chapter 9. Advanced operations

    Chapter 10. File movement and life cycle management

    Chapter 11. Clustering the SAN File System Microsoft Windows client

    Chapter 12. Protecting the SAN File System environment

    Chapter 13. Problem determination and troubleshooting

    Part 4. Exploiting the SAN File System

    Chapter 14. DB2 with SAN File System

    Appendix A. Installing IBM Directory Server and configuring for SAN File System

    Appendix B. Installing OpenLDAP and configuring for SAN File System

    Appendix C. Client configuration validation script

    Appendix D. Additional material

     

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