IBM Converged Switch B32

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Published on 24 April 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435333
ISBN-13: 9780738435336
IBM Form #: SG24-7935-00


Authors: Jon Tate, Shanmuganthan Kumaravel and Jose Rodriguez Ruibal

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redbooks® document introduces the IBM Converged Switch B32. This switch supports Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Fibre Channel, Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE), and traditional Ethernet protocol connectivity for servers and storage. FCoE is a new protocol that can expand Fibre Channel into the Ethernet environment, and it helps to combine and leverage the advantages of two technologies, Fibre Channel protocol and Ethernet.

    Features of the IBM Converged Switch B32 include:

    • A 32-port multiprotocol switch for server I/O consolidation
    • Enterprise-class availability for business continuance
    • Improved return on investment and investment protection
    • Fabric security for mission-critical information

    In the related publication An Introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Convergence Enhanced Ethernet, REDP-4493 we introduce FCoE and CEE concepts.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Converged networking

    Chapter 2. IBM Converged Switch B32 introduction

    Chapter 3. Deployment considerations and best practices

    Chapter 4. IBM Converged Switch B32 installation and configuration

    Chapter 5. B32 Switch management with Web Tools

     

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