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Lenovo recently acquired IBM x86 products in the United States and other countries. IBM will continue to host x86-related content on until migrated to Lenovo.
This paper will review the self-provisioning capabilities of Lenovo Networking switches. It includes discussion of three different modes of self-provisioning and a template Python script which can be used to have a switch load itself with a desired ...

April 2015 | PDF | 310 KB
This paper presents an intro to the use of FCoE on Lenovo Networking switches. It is intended as a brief ref for tech sellers & customer engineers, but not as a substitute for the complete documentation of the switches. It covers FCoE concepts, ...

April 2015 | PDF | 2 MB
This white paper focuses on the methodology for creating VLANs and provisioning ports on Lenovo networking equipment. In addition to providing an overview of VLANs, this white paper also provides practical VLAN configuration tips and troubleshooting ...

January 2015 | PDF | 5 MB
The overall scope of Network Security is enormous. This paper will only focus on practices relevant to Ethernet switches and routers.

April 2014 | PDF | 411 KB
iWARP offers comparable application level performance at 40 Gbps with the latest InfiniBand FDR speeds. Today, the iWARP protocol is available at 40Gbps & enables MPI apps to run unmodified over the familiar & preferred Ethernet technology (using Cheslsio...

November 2013 | PDF | 1 MB
To reduce costs and complexity, modern data centers are moving toward smarter, more dynamic network infrastructures. An open data center with an interoperable network (ODIN) is a flat, converged, virtualized data center network that is based on open ...

May 2012 | PDF | 1 MB
This volume discusses a new form of Ethernet that can be deployed along with conventional Ethernet networks, or as the foundation for advanced features including RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

May 2012 | PDF | 156 KB
ODIN Volume 1 discusses some of the key issues in the evolution of data center networks.

May 2012 | PDF | 1009 KB
Wide area networks (WANs) are used to interconnect multiple data centers, and are an important part of the overall network design strategy. While this document will not discuss backup/recovery requirements planning, it does present an overview of ...

May 2012 | PDF | 236 KB
This volume of the Open Datacenter Interoperable Network (ODIN) describes software defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow.

May 2012 | PDF | 295 KB
This section will consider the evolution from conventional network design to several emerging standards that will support higher scalability and more complex network topologies.

May 2012 | PDF | 293 KB
This white paper highlights VMready and explains that virtualized data centers must enable the dynamic and automatic movement of Virtual Machines while protecting their security and maintaining accessibility. Read more about virtual-machine awareness.

February 2012 | PDF | 1 MB
IBM Smarter Computing solutions, equipped with IBM System Networking products, bring speed and intelligence to the essential access, distribution and aggregation layers where server and storage systems are connected to the data center network.

November 2011 | PDF | 126 KB
This white paper describes how, as networks move away from hierarchical core-centric models toward a flatter architecture, scale-out will be achieved through the lowest-cost, highest-performance interconnects available. Today that is the BNT 1 GbE and 10 ...

July 2011 | PDF | 529 KB
The private clouds discussed in this paper describe an architecture in which the servers and networks can respond to changing demands, by scaling compute capacity and connecting server capacity where it is needed.

June 2011 | PDF | 292 KB
Read this white paper that describes how Fibre Channel over Ethernet is a standard that transports storage data over reliable Ethernet networks to enable the convergence of storage, networking and clustering onto a cost-effective fabric.

May 2011 | PDF | 863 KB
Companies with storage networks are switching from Fibre Channel to Ethernet-based storage solutions that use 10 Gigabit Ethernet. This trend is accelerating now with the availability of lossless DCB Ethernet products, such as the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8124...

May 2011 | PDF | 301 KB
OpenFlow is a technology that can increase the value of data center services dramatically. Implementing OpenFlow provides network administrators with greater control over their resources, integrated network and server management, and an open management ...

May 2011 | PDF | 371 KB
IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center's capabilities focus on storage configuration management and provide analysis of current storage utilization and best practice recommendations to provide the storage administrator with analytical input that will ...

March 2011 | PDF | 322 KB

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