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IBM B-Type SAN Extension Platform Implementation Guide

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


Last updated on 05 June 2024

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IBM Form #: SG24-8553-00

Authors: Brian Larsen, Gary Marquard, Jon Fonseca, Mark Detrick and Tim Jeka

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is focused on the IBM b-type SAN Extension platforms and their deployment within IBM storage solutions. IBM b-type Extension platforms provide long distance storage data transport over FCIP, FICON® over IP or IP Extension protocols.

    The content within this book provides the reader an extensive look at the IBM b-type SAN Extension technology, an overview of supported IBM long distance solutions, infrastructure design and the best practices for migrating from older generation systems to the latest offerings.

    The target audience of this book is network and storage administrators.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. The IBM SAN42B-R7 and IBM SAN18B-6 Extension Switches

    Chapter 3. IBM SAN42B-R7 features

    Chapter 4. IBM solution support

    Chapter 5. Extension best practices

    Chapter 6. Extension refresh guidance

    Chapter 7. IBM b-type Extension configuration

    Chapter 8. IBM b-type Extension architectures

    Chapter 9. IBM SANnav 2.3


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    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.