IBM b-type Gen 7 Installation, Migration, and Best Practices Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on March 29, 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460478
ISBN-13: 9780738460475
IBM Form #: SG24-8497-01


Authors: Brian Larsen, Kameswara Bhaskarabhatla, Matt Brennan, AJ Casamento, Jack Consoli, Mark Detrick, Johnny Fonseca and Tim Jeka

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    Abstract

    The IBM® b-type Gen 7 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 understand how to implement or migrate to an IBM b-type Gen 7 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, and managing and monitoring your SAN environment.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM b-type Gen 7

    Chapter 2. IBM b-type Gen 7 product review

    Chapter 3. Gen 7 Fabric Operating System overview

    Chapter 4. Virtual Fabrics overview

    Chapter 5. Fibre Channel SAN design, implementation, and migration

    Chapter 6. FICON design, implementation, and migration

    Chapter 7. IBM b-type Gen 7 extension design, implementation, and migration

    Chapter 8. NVMe over Fibre Channel SAN design, implementation, and migration strategies

    Chapter 9. Brocade Fabric OS administrative tools and diagnostics

    Chapter 10. IBM b-type Gen 7 SAN automation

    Chapter 11. IBM SANnav Management Suite overview

    Chapter 12. Storage area network security

    Appendix A. Fabric details

    Appendix B. Brocade Fabric OS CLI monitoring commands

     

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