SAN Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation

SAN Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation

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This IBM Redbooks publication supersedes both: IBM TotalStorage: Introduction to SAN Routing, SG24-7119-00 Implementing the IBM TotalStorage Multiprotocol Routers, SG24-7246-00 The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fuelled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, and manageability by enabling devices in separate SAN fabrics to communicate without merging fabrics into a single, large SAN fabric. This capability enables clients to initially deploy separate SAN solutions at the departmental and data center levels. Then, clients can consolidate these separate solutions into large enterprise SAN solutions as their experience and requirements grow and change. Alternatively, multiprotocol routers can help to connect existing enterprise SANs for a variety of reasons. For instance, the introduction of Small Computer System Interface over IP (iSCSI) provides for the connection of low-end, low-cost hosts to enterprise SANs. The use of an Internet Protocol (IP) in the Fibre Channel (FC) environment provides for resource consolidation and disaster recovery planning over long distances. And the use of FC-FC routing services provides connectivity between two or more fabrics without having to merge them into a single SAN. This book targets storage network administrators, system designers, architects, and IT professionals who sell, design, or administer SANs. It introduces you to the products, concepts, and technology in the IBM System Storage SAN Routing portfolio. This book shows the features of each product and examples of how you can deploy and use them.Several sets of twisted pair wires can be enclosed in a single cable. ... this architecture include the zSeries family of processors. zoning In Fibre Channel environments, the grouping together of multiple ports to ... Index Numerics 2027- R04 379a€“380 2027-R16 379, 382, 384, 386 2062-D01 546 SAN Multiprotocol Routing: Ananbsp;...

Title:SAN Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation
Author:Jon Tate, Steve Fodor, Jure Arzensek, IBM Redbooks
Publisher:IBM Redbooks - 2006-11-09


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