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.
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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