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Data Center Fundamentals by Maurizio Portolani, Mauricio Arregoces - CCIE No. 3285

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Chapter 14. IBM Data Center Technology

This chapter covers the following topics:

• The essentials of the Systems Network Architecture (SNA), IBM Data Center technology including mainframes, channels, the front-end processor (FEP), and the virtual telecommunications access method (VTAM)

• The mainframe attachment options: enterprise system connections (ESCON), the channel interface processor (CIP), the channel port adapter (CPA), and the Open System Architecture (OSA) card

• The evolution of SNA from subarea SNA to application peer-to-peer networking (APPN)

• How to transport SNA on an IP network via data-link switching plus (DLSW+) and SNA switching (SNAsw)

• The concept of Sysplex for cluster environments

• The design of today’s Data Centers ...

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