Implementing or Migrating to an IBM Gen 5 b-type SAN

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Published on August 05, 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441821
ISBN-13: 9780738441825
IBM Form #: SG24-8331-00


Authors: Mirza Baig, Liam Dowds, Silviano Gaona, Paulo Neto, Gaston Rius and Megan Gilge

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    Abstract

    The IBM® b-type Gen 5 Fibre Channel directors and switches provide reliable, scalable, and secure high-performance foundations for high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next generation flash and SSD storage. They are designed to meet the demands of highly virtualized private cloud storage and data center environments.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication helps administrators learn how to implement or migrate to an IBM Gen 5 b-type SAN. It provides an overview of the key hardware and software products and explains how to install, monitor, tune, and troubleshoot your storage area network (SAN).

    Read this publication to learn about fabric design, managing and monitoring your network, key tools such as IBM Network Advisor and Fabric Vision, and troubleshooting.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Fabric design overview

    Chapter 3. Management and monitoring tools

    Chapter 4. IBM Network Advisor

    Chapter 5. Product hardware

    Chapter 6. B-type SAN monitoring and management with IBM Spectrum Control

    Chapter 7. Fabric Vision

    Chapter 8. Virtual Fabrics

    Chapter 9. Implementation and migration strategies

    Chapter 10. Fabric administration

    Chapter 11. Security

    Chapter 12. Troubleshooting

     

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