IBM FlashSystem 9100 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 24 September 2019

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Authors: Jon Tate, Tiago Moreira Candelaria Bastos, Jon Herd, Sang-hyun Kim, Dirk Peitzmann, Antonio Rainero


This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® 9100. These practices are based on field experience.

This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts.

It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting.

This book is intended for experienced storage, SAN, IBM FlashSystem, SAN Volume Controller and Storwize® administrators and technicians. Understanding his book requires advanced knowledge of these environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM FlashSystem 9100 introduction
Chapter 2. Storage Area Network
Chapter 3. Drives and arrays
Chapter 4. Storage Pools
Chapter 5. Volumes
Chapter 6. Copy services
Chapter 7. Hosts
Chapter 8. Monitoring
Chapter 9. Maintenance
Chapter 10. Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
Appendix A. IBM Flash System 9100 HyperSwap

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