Hello Walden, 

I don't have any direct experience with the EMC product line, but here's 
my input. 

How will you be attaching the SAN to the 400 ?  Fiber/iSCSI ???

>From my understanding there are a couple ways to use a SAN:

1.) Direct attached to the 400 (iSeries :-) ). If you're right and you're 
simply creating an ASP, you should have no technical issues. The SAN disk 
should just look like IFS storage. EMC probably has SAN management 
software you'll use to partition the disk if it will be shared between the 
AS/400 and other servers. 

2.) If you are not direct attached to the SAN, you can map access to the 
SAN through a NAS device and use FTP/NFS/QNTC file access methods to 
read/write data to the shared storage. 

Which imaging product a will you be using this with ?  Your vendor should 
hopefully have some insight on this. 

Richard Schoen
RJS Software Systems Inc. 
Email: richard@xxxxxxxxxxx
Web Site: http://www.rjssoft.com
Tel: (952) 898-3038
Fax: (952) 898-1781


message: 2
date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:24:03 -0500
from: "Walden H. Leverich" <WaldenL@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: SAN Attached to iSeries - Anyone?

We're looking at attaching an EMC SAN to the iSeries. We would most
likely be using the storage space for image files stored in the IFS and
defining as ASP just for that purpose. 

1) Anyone have experience attaching EMC SANs to V5R2 iSeries? Good or
Bad. (Yes, EMC, not Shark)

2) Since we are using this storage in a separate ASP for IFS storage I
don't really care about the iSeries doing a scatter load of disk. Do we
have to define the space as lots of small drives, or will the iSeries
support a single 2TB drive?


Walden H Leverich III
President & CEO
Tech Software
(516) 627-3800 x11

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