News on z/VSE's SCSI support
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Today I have news on SCSI devices. In earlier blog entries I described IBM storage options for our SCSI support and provided a link to the SCSI white paper. Just select the "scsi" tag on the right side.
Applications can access SCSI disk via FBA channel programs or FBA interfaces. FBA channel programs are translated at low level I/O interfaces to SCSI commands. Disks like IBM System Storage DS8870, IBM Storwize V7000 or IBM XIV support the SCSI architecture. z/VSE's SCSI support is transparent to FBA and device independent applications.
Today I found out that the IBM Storwize 5000 SCSI device is supported by z/VSE too. More information is here.
The IBM Storwize V5000, V7000 and IBM XIV devices need to be attached through a switch.
You may verify hardware options and supported releases via the IBM
E.g. for the Storwize V5000 select
You then will see the storage version, supported operating systems, etc.
Enjoy your weekend.