IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 12 January 2017, updated 07 February 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738442321
ISBN-13: 9780738442327
IBM Form #: SG24-8368-00
(224 pages)

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Authors: Markus Oscheka, Bert Dufrasne, Roger Eriksson, Detlef Helmbrecht, Petar Kalachev, Bruce Spell


This edition was last updated in December 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, such as IBM AIX® and Microsoft Windows.

The goal is to give an overview of the versatility and compatibility of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family of storage systems with various platforms and environments.

The information that is presented here is not meant as a replacement or substitute for the Host Attachment Kit publications. It is meant as a complement and to provide usage guidance and practical illustrations.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. XIV Host Connectivity
Chapter 2. IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Host Connectivity
Chapter 3. Windows connectivity
Chapter 4. Linux connectivity
Chapter 5. AIX connectivity
Chapter 6. Clients connecting through VIOS
Chapter 7. VMware connectivity

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