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

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Published 14 December 2007, updated 11 January 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738486620
ISBN-13: 9780738486628
IBM Form #: SG24-7266-00
(222 pages)

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


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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