IBM HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 10 July 2017, updated 10 August 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738456144
ISBN-13: 9780738456140
IBM Form #: REDP-5434-00
(142 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Markus Oscheka, Deepthi Anne, Michael Gray, Andrew Greenfield, Detlef Helmbrecht, John Hyams, Lisa Martinez, Roey Yeshua


IBM HyperSwap® is the high availability (HA) solution that provides continuous data availability in case of hardware failure, power failure, connectivity failure, or disasters. The HyperSwap capability is available for IBM® FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem® A9000R, starting with software version 12.1.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding the architecture, design, and implementation of HyperSwap. It also discusses and illustrates various use cases pertaining to the use and functionality of HyperSwap.

This paper is intended for those who want to deploy solutions that take advantage of HyperSwap for FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R
Chapter 2. Prerequisites
Chapter 3. HyperSwap implementation and usage
Chapter 4. HyperSwap failure scenarios
Chapter 5. Using VMware Site Recovery Manager and HyperSwap
Chapter 6. Microsoft Failover Clustering and HyperSwap
Chapter 7. Volume Shadow Copy Service and HyperSwap Snapshots

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