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IBM b-type Gen 5 16 Gbps Switches and Network Advisor by Paulo Neto, Bruno Garcia Galle, Kameswara Bhaskarabhatla, Jon Tate

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Product hardware and features
This chapter introduces the new IBM b-type Gen 5 16 Gbps SAN switches and their new hardware features, including the Gen 5 hardware enhancements and the Fabric Vision features and technology.
This chapter provides a high-level guideline about the most commonly encountered SAN topologies.
2.1 Topologies
Before introducing the features of the hardware and software, this chapter provides a brief overview of the topologies that are commonly encountered.
A topology is described in terms of how the switches are interconnected, ...

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