IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Product Introduction and Initial Setup

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Published on June 24, 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434396
ISBN-13: 9780738434391
IBM Form #: SG24-7785-00


Authors: Jon Tate, Andrew Bernoth, Ivo Gomilsek, Peter Mescher and Steven Tong

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    Abstract

    As organizations drive to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructures to reduce costs, and manage risk, networking is pivotal to success. Optimizing network performance, availability, adaptability, security, and cost is essential to achieving the maximum benefit from your infrastructure.

    In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we address the requirements:

    • Expertise to plan and design networks with holistic consideration of servers, storage, application performance and manageability
    • Networking solutions that enable investment protection with performance and cost options that match your environment
    • Technology and expertise to design and implement and manage network security and resiliency
    • Robust network management software for integrated, simplified management that lowers operating costs of complex networks

    IBM and Brocade have entered into an agreement to provide expanded network technology choices with the new IBM b-type Ethernet Switches and Routers, to provide an integrated end-to-end resiliency and security framework.

    Combined with the IBM vast data center design experience and the Brocade networking expertise, this portfolio represents the ideal convergence of strength and intelligence. For organizations striving to transform and virtualize their IT infrastructure, such a combination can help you reduce costs, manage risks, and prepare for the future. This book is meant to be used along with "IBM b-type Data Center Networking: Design and Best Practices Introduction," SG24-7786.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Product introduction

    Chapter 2. Command Line Interface and Element Manager basics

    Chapter 3. Initial product setup

    Chapter 4. Protocols and features

    Chapter 5. Layer 2 switching

    Chapter 6. Layer 3 routing

    Chapter 7. Stacking (B50G model only)

    Chapter 8. Quality of Service

    Chapter 9. Network traffic security

    Chapter 10. PoE and LLDP

    Chapter 11. Multicast

    Chapter 12. High availability network functions

    Chapter 13. Manageability and monitoring

    Chapter 14. Maintenance

    Chapter 15. Interface hardware configuration

     

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