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IBM System Storage DS5000 Series Implementation and Best Practices Guide by Alexander Watson, Hrvoje Stanilovic, Libor Miklas, Corne Lottering, Mario Ganem, Antonio Dell'Apa, Matus Butora, Sangam Racherla

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SAN boot with the IBM System Storage DS5000 storage subsystem
SAN boot is a technique that allows servers to utilize an OS image installed on external SAN-based storage to boot up, rather than booting off their own local disk or direct attached storage (internal server disk drives).
Now that iSCSI has become more popular, we need to use the terms remote boot or network boot rather than SAN boot because iSCSI is typically Ethernet communication protocol, not typical SAN storage term. However, because the iSCSI and Fibre Channel worlds are merging ...

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