Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Release Notes

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Compatibility Information

Hardware Installation

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco Fabric Manager

Command-Line Interface

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

Troubleshooting and Reference

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the audience, organization, and conventions of the Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide. The preface also provides information on how to obtain related documentation.

Audience

This guide is for experienced network administrators who are responsible for planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining the Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator (IOA) feature.

Organization

This document is organized as follows:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Overview

Presents an overview of the Cisco MDS I/O Accelerator feature and the software and hardware requirements.

Chapter 2

Getting Started

Describes the various configurations that need to be completed before configuring IOA.

Chapter 3

Deployment Considerations

Describes the various deployment scenarios and considerations.

Chapter 4

Configuring IOA Using the CLI

Describes how to use IOA CLI commands to configure and monitor Cisco IOA clusters.

Chapter 5

Configuring IOA Using Fabric Manager

Describes how to use Fabric Manager to configure and monitor Cisco IOA clusters.

Appendix A

SCSI Write Acceleration and Tape Acceleration

Describes the concept of SCSI write acceleration, tape acceleration, and compression.

Appendix B

Cluster Management and Recovery Scenarios

Describes the cluster management guidelines and cluster recovery procedures.


Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.


Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the switch displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

< >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


This document uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Related Documentation

The documentation set for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family includes the following documents. To find a document online, use the Cisco MDS NX-OS Documentation Locator at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/storage/san_switches/mds9000/roadmaps/doclocater.htm

Release Notes

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS NX-OS Releases

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for MDS SAN-OS Releases

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Storage Services Interface Images

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 EPLD Images

Release Notes for Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family

Compatibility Information

Cisco Data Center Interoperability Support Matrix

Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Hardware and Software Compatibility Information and Feature Lists

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for Storage Service Interface Images

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Switch-to-Switch Interoperability Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS NX-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for IBM SAN Volume Controller Software for Cisco MDS 9000

Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release Compatibility Matrix for VERITAS Storage Foundation for Networks Software

Hardware Installation

Cisco MDS 9500 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9200 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9100 Series Hardware Installation Guide

Cisco MDS 9124 and Cisco MDS 9134 Multilayer Fabric Switch Quick Start Guide

Software Installation and Upgrade

Cisco MDS 9000 NX-OS Release 4.1(x) and SAN-OS 3(x) Software Upgrade and Downgrade Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Interface Image Install and Upgrade Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Services Module Software Installation and Upgrade Guide

Cisco NX-OS

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Licensing Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS System Management Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Interfaces Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Fabric Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Quality of Service Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Security Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS IP Services Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager

Cisco Fabric Manager Fundamentals Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager System Management Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Interfaces Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Fabric Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Quality of Service Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Security Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager IP Services Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Intelligent Storage Services Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager High Availability and Redundancy Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Inter-VSAN Routing Configuration Guide

Cisco Fabric Manager Online Help

Cisco Fabric Manager Web Services Online Help

Command-Line Interface

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference

Intelligent Storage Networking Services Configuration Guides

Cisco MDS 9000 Family I/O Accelerator Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family SANTap Deployment Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Data Mobility Manager Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Storage Media Encryption Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Secure Erase Configuration Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Cookbook for Cisco MDS SAN-OS

Troubleshooting and Reference

Cisco NX-OS System Messages Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS Troubleshooting Guide

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS MIB Quick Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family NX-OS SMI-S Programming Reference

Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Server Database Schema

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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