This IBM Redbook represents a compilation of best practices for configuring the IBM TotalStorage DS300 (iSCSI) and DS400 (Fibre). These workgroup storage subsystems for IBM xSeries and BladeCenter servers are designed to provide an exceptional solution for workgroup storage applications such as file, print and Web serving, as well as, remote boot storage for diskless servers.
The redbook provides a conceptual framework for understanding the DS300 and DS400 in a Storage Area Network and includes recommendations, hints, and tips for the physical installation, cabling, and zoning. It shows:
* Supported configurations
* Proper use of the software and hardware initiators
* Array and Logical drive configurations to support maximum throughput
* DSM and MPIO usage
* Understanding failover and failback
* Best practices with installation (i.e., FC switches, BladeCenters, Ethernet switches)
* Single to dual upgrade
This book is intended for IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, and customers responsible for the planning, deployment, and maintenance of IBM TotalStorage DS300/DS400 products.