Extended distance solutions
This chapter describes architectural requirements and implementation for IBM System z connectivity over extended distances. It covers the following topics:
Fiber optic link unrepeated distances
Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON)
Fibre Connection (FICON)
Coupling links
Sysplex Timer links (ETR and CLO)
Server Time Protocol (STP)
IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex (GDPS)
Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) technologies
System z qualified WDM vendors
 
13.1 Unrepeated distances
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