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IBM System Storage DS8870 Architecture and Implementation by Bjoern Wesselbaum, Michael Stenson, Xin Liu, Karl Hohenauer, Ronny Eliahu, Hans-Paul Drumm, Delmar Demarchi, Peter Cronauer, Bruno Anderson Barbosa, Bertrand Dufrasne

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DS8800 to DS8870 model conversion
In this chapter, we describe model conversion from DS8800 to DS8870.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Introducing model conversion
Mechanical conversion overview
Model conversion phases
19.1 Introducing model conversion
It is now possible to model convert an existing DS8800 (Model 951, 95E) into a DS8870 (Model 961, 96E). This conversion utilizes existing storage enclosures, disk drives, host adapters, and device adapters. All other hardware is physically replaced. This conversion process can be performed ...

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