IBM Elastic Storage Server Implementation Guide for Version 5.3

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 24 January 2019, updated 05 February 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738457418
ISBN-13: 9780738457413
IBM Form #: REDP-5487-00
(102 pages)

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Authors: Luis Bolinches, Puneet Chaudhary, Kiran Ghag, Poornima Gupte, Vasfi Gucer, Nikhil Khandelwal, Ravindra Sure


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage™ Server as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum™ Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™).

IBM Elastic Storage Servers can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements, providing reliability, performance, and scalability. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture and helps you to plan the installation and integration of the environment. The following combination of physical and logical components are required:

  • Hardware

  • Operating system

  • Storage

  • Network

  • Applications

This paper provides guidelines for several usage and integration scenarios. Typical scenarios include Cluster Export Services (CES) integration, disaster recovery, and multicluster integration.

This paper addresses the needs of technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who must deliver cost-effective cloud services and big data solutions.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to the IBM Elastic Storage Server
Chapter 2. Planning and integration
Chapter 3. Recommended practices for implementing Elastic Storage Server and IBM Spectrum Scale use cases
Chapter 4. Multicluster integration with ESS
Chapter 5. Cluster Export Services (CES) integration with ESS
Chapter 6. Scenarios for disaster recovery: Stretch cluster and active file management
Chapter 7. Adding ESS Generation 2 (PPC64LE) building blocks to ESS Generation 1
Chapter 8. Other use cases

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