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EMC E-Lab

Foundation of Your Cloud Data Center

Increase the success of your EMC networked storage implementation by leveraging practical experience and best practices from EMC E-Lab. The following EMC technical books (techbooks) and reference manuals supplement existing product documentation with real-world implementation examples, hints, and tips.

EMC TechBooks

  • Backup and recovery in SAN – Provides information on traditional backup and recovery architecture, storage area network (SAN)-based backup and recovery technologies, and disk and tape backup and recovery. The case studies used in this document are distributed by EMC for informational purposes only.
  • Building secure SANs – Identifies and exemplifies common SAN security attacks, presents built-in and bolt-on mechanisms to enhance SAN security, and provides insight on how to implement product-specific security mechanisms.
  • Extended distance technologies – Provides a basic understanding of distance extension technologies and information to consider when working with extended distance. It includes Internet protocol (IP)-based distance extension solutions.
  • FCoE data center bridging (DCB) case studies – Focuses on case studies with a brief overview of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) along with supported configurations and features and information on how to incorporate EMC Connectrix B switches, Cisco Nexus switches, and blade servers using FCoE into an existing data center.
  • FCoE DCB concepts and protocols – Provides a high-level overview of FCoE, supported configurations and features, and examples for incorporating FCoE into an existing data center. It includes discussion of Ethernet basics, setup examples for Nexus Series, Virtual PortChannel (vPC), and MP-8000B, EMC RecoverPoint and Celerra MPFS solutions, and basic troubleshooting techniques.
  • Fibre Channel SAN topologies – Discusses simple and complex Fibre Channel SAN topologies with a high-level overview of Fibre Channel SAN topologies, case studies for Brocade Virtual Fabrics and EMC RecoverPoint, and fiber connectivity (FICON) connectivity.
  • iSCSI SAN topologies – Provides a high-level overview of Internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) SAN topologies and includes basic information about TCP/IP technologies and iSCSI solutions.
  • Managing data center connectivity – Offers insight into options available for managing your data center connectivity including new software management tools developed to bridge the gap in the I/O consolidation environment.
  • Networked storage concepts and protocols – Provides fundamental information about Fibre Channel, fabric design considerations, how SAN technology works, and IP SAN concepts. It also discusses extended distance technologies and solutions.
  • Storage virtualization and replication technologies – Supplies a high-level overview of storage virtualization and replication including EMC Invista, EMC RecoverPoint, and EMC VPLEX. It also covers SAN connectivity for Invista and RecoverPoint along with basic information on interswitch link hops and examples showing hop counts in four different fabric configurations.
  • WAN optimization controller technologies – Provides a high-level overview of wide area network (WAN) optimization controllers (WOC) including network and deployment topologies, storage and replication application, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) configurations, and WOC appliances.

EMC Reference Manuals

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