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IBM System Storage™ Digital Media Storage Solution Installation Guide Selling and Deploying DS3000/DS4000/DS5000 in Mac, Linux, Windows Client, and StorNext Environments Con Rice Modular Storage Product Specialist LSI Corporation 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 325 Reston, VA20191 Cell: 703-867-0012 Tel: 703-262-5418 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org...
This paper outlines support of Windows Client (XP, Vista, and Windows 7), Linux (RHEL and SUSE) and Mac (OS X 10.5 – 10.6.x) with IBM DS3000, DS4000, and DS5000 Storage Servers. It also discusses support in StorNext environments. The solutions discussed arose because of customer demand seen in the media and entertainment industry and within the oil and gas industry.
The IBM Digital Media Solution combines high-performance IBM System Storage DS3000, DS4000 and DS5000 arrays used in conjunction with ATTO’s Celerity line of quad/dual/single port 8Gb FC HBAs and Quantum’s StorNext File System software to provide the infrastructure needed for content developers and video professionals to easily access, transfer, archive data, with the flexibility to scale performance and capacity to the various workflows.
The announced support for the IBM Digital Media Storage Solution is the result of efforts between ATTO (HBAs), Quantum (StorNext), LSI (Storage Subsystems), and IBM. We have identified a set of hardware, firmware, and configuration parameters that will be supported. The set of configurations will be expanded in a logical manner over the next few months as additional choices are available and tested.
Windows Servers Linux Servers Using this table, support can be obtained for IBM DS3400, DS3500 (FibreChannel only), DS5020 (FibreChannel only), DS5100 or DS5300 (FibreChannel only). Some legacy systems such as DS4700 can also be supported. These operating systems platforms can share SAN connectivity as can any supported operating systems.
This is to limit both complexity and the amount of time required to initialize clients on the SAN • Redundant Meshed FibreChannel SAN (cross-connected) • Some IBM documentation may seem to preclude this, but those documents are based on an old multipathing methodology • Limits cause for failover to Controller failure •...
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