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Fibre Channel Protocol for Linux and z/VM on IBM System z

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: This is publication is now archived. For reference only.


Published on 14 December 2007, updated 11 January 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738486620
ISBN-13: 9780738486628
IBM Form #: SG24-7266-00

Authors: Lydia Parziale, Steve Gracin, John Schnitzler Jr, Steve Wilkins, Jon vonWolfersdorf and Frederick Wong

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication builds upon the existing Linux on zSeries: Fibre Channel Protocol Implementation Guide, SG24-6344, to produce a System z™ book that includes (among other things):

    - A general introduction to Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) concepts

    - Operating system support and usage

    - FCP naming and addressing

    - FCP devices in the 2.6 Linux® kernel

    - N-Port ID Virtualization

    - FCP Security topics

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Fibre Channel Protocol concepts

    Chapter 2. Installing z/VM to SCSI disks

    Chapter 3. Multipath FCP with z/VM

    Chapter 4. FCP devices in the 2.6 Linux kernel

    Chapter 5. Installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on FCP-attached SCSI Devices

    Chapter 6. FCP multipathing on SLES10

    Chapter 7. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 on FCP-attached SCSI

    Chapter 8. FCP multipathing on RHEL 5

    Chapter 9. FCP security topics

    Chapter 10. The N_Port Virtualization feature


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