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IBM SONAS Best Practices
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2015

As IBM® Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) is adopted, it is important to provide information about planning, installation, and daily administration. This IBM Redbooks® publication also describes leading tuning practices information gained by those who implement and support SONAS. These preferred practices are based on hands-on experience from the field. Monitoring of the SONAS system is included. This IBM Redbooks publication provides information about IBM SONAS features and function at the 1.5.1 level. This book is the companion to the IBM SONAS Implementation Guide, ... [more]


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Exploring the DS8870 RESTful API Implementation
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2015

Representational State Transfer (REST) is a stateless architectural style and development approach that uses existing web technology and protocols, essentially Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts, architecture, and design of the DS8870 RESTful API implementation, available for the DS8870 Release 7.5 and later. It demonstrates how clients can initiate RESTful API communications with their DS8870 storage from a web-browser client, or by using the cURL command-line tool. This paper is intended for readers who want to explore and experiment ... [more]


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IBM DS8870 with Firmware Release 7.5 Product Guide
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 16 Jul 2014, last updated 2 Jul 2015

Built on over 50 years of Enterprise storage expertise, the IBM® DS8000® series is the flagship storage system within the IBM System Storage® portfolio. The IBM DS8870 represents the most recent in this series of high-performance, high-capacity, flexible, and resilient storage systems, aimed at addressing the needs of the most demanding clients. This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the features and functions offered by the IBM DS8870 with firmware Release ... [more]


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IBM SONAS Implementation Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Jun 2015

IBM® Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) is a scale out network-attached storage offering that is designed to manage vast repositories of information in enterprise environments that require large capacities, high levels of performance, and high availability. SONAS provides a range of reliable, scalable storage solutions for various storage requirements. These capabilities are achieved by using network access protocols such as Network File System (NFS), Common Internet File System (CIFS), Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and Secure Copy Protocol ... [more]


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IBM DS8870 Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 23 Jun 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts, functions, and practical usage of IBM Easy Tier® Heat Map Transfer (HMT). IBM System Storage® DS8000® Easy Tier is designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. Easy Tier generates a heat map. It is a workload activity metric for each extent in a logical volume. With Easy Tier HMT, it is possible to transfer the heat map from a mirrored primary site and reapply it periodically at secondary and tertiary sites by using the Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer Utility (HMTU). This capability helps maintain storage ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller and Storwize Family Native IP Replication
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 17 Sep 2014, last updated 12 Jun 2015

IBM® has announced native Internet Protocol (IP) replication using Bridgeworks SANSlide technology with its IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM Storwize® V7000, IBM Storwize V5000 and Storwize V3700 virtualized storage systems. This combination of SANSlide and the SVC/Storwize family provides a powerful solution for clients who require efficient, IP-based replication over long distances. This certification gives SVC/Storwize clients a fully supported, transparent technology that includes unmatched levels of performance and reliability. With the SANSlide protocol acceleration ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Real-time Compression in SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize V7000
Disk storage

Solution Guide, published 7 Oct 2013, last updated 5 May 2015

The IBM® Redbooks® publication, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines, SG21-7521-03, covers many aspects of implementing compression. This IBM Redbooks Solution Guide complements that publication, provides a detailed review of various workloads and use cases, and serves as a best practices guide for IT professionals who have the tasks of sizing, planning, and implementing compression in IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000. Its target audience also includes customers, IBM, and IBM Business Partners. Use the ... [more]


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DS8870 Easy Tier Application
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 23 Jan 2015, last updated 1 Apr 2015

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts, functions, and practical usage of IBM Easy Tier® Application. IBM Easy Tier Application is part of the overall Easy Tier offering. Initially, the overall Easy Tier function was designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. It enables the system, automatically and without disruption to applications, to relocate data (at the extent level) across up to three drive tiers. The process is fully automated. Easy Tier also automatically rebalances extents among ranks within the same tier, removing workload skew ... [more]


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IBM XIV Storage System Product Guide
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 28 Jan 2015

The IBM XIV storage delivers a high-end flash cache optimized storage that is well-suited for heterogeneous workloads and requirements of cloud deployments. The system, with its parallel grid architecture, is designed to be hotspot-free and to eliminate the need for tuning of any kind. The IBM XIV offers flexible purchasing options that make it a great choice for deployment in cloud and SVC environments.


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Implementing a RESTful API to the IBM Storwize Family
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 14 Jan 2015, last updated 23 Jan 2015

The IBM® SAN Volume Controller and Storwize® family currently allows administration through a web-based graphical user interface (GUI), a command-line interface (CLI), and by using Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). However, certain environments are better suited for a RESTful (related to Representational State Transfer (REST) application programming interfaces (APIs). RESTful APIs use the HTTP verbs to act on a resource. For example, a GET request to /volumes lists all volumes and DELETE /volumes/1 deletes the volume with the ID 1. This paper describes an approach to ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8 Introduction and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2014, last updated 22 Jan 2015

Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors; yet, 72 percent of them have not started or are only planning big data activities. In addition, organizations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24% more storage every year, but uses less than half of the capacity it already has. A member of the IBM® Storwize® family, IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Data Platform is a ... [more]


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IBM i and IBM Storwize Family: A Practical Guide to Usage Scenarios
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 22 Apr 2014, last updated 13 Jan 2015

The use of external storage and the benefits of virtualization became a topic of discussion in the IBM® i area during the last several years. The question tends to be, what are the advantages of the use of external storage that is attached to an IBM i environment as opposed to the use of internal storage. The use of IBM PowerVM® virtualization technology to virtualize Power server processors and memory also became common in IBM i environments. However, virtualized access to external storage and network resources by using a VIO server is still not widely used. This IBM Redbooks® publication ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Standby Storage Engine
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 5 Nov 2014, last updated 19 Dec 2014

This IBM Redpaper describes the procedure for making use of an IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Standby Storage Engine in a SAN which is not a part of any cluster, but is a candidate and able to join a cluster at a moment’s notice. The purpose of this is to reduce the impact of having an SVC Storage Engine in a cluster go offline for an extended period.


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 21 Apr 2014, last updated 19 Dec 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified Disk System, a virtualized storage system that consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system. Advantages include simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability. It also offers improved efficiency and flexibility through built-in solid-state drive optimization, thin provisioning, IBM Real-time Compression™, and nondisruptive migration of data from existing storage. The system can virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, which offers a ... [more]


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IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 24 Nov 2014

Organizations are struggling with an unprecedented surge in data, both user-created and machine-created. With an increasing reliance on this rapidly growing data, effective scaling of data storage represents a key challenge for all enterprises. IBM® Hyper-Scale helps you easily overcome provisioning scenarios that normally challenge traditional systems. IBM Hyper-Scale can accommodate several critical client scenarios for centralized administration, data mobility, load balancing, over-provisioning, and storage system repurposing. IBM Hyper-Scale introduces the following major concepts and ... [more]


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IBM XIV Storage System Multi-Site Mirroring
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 15 Sep 2014

Introduced with the IBM® XIV® Storage System software v11.5, the multi-site mirroring function, also referred to as the 3-way mirroring in the XIV GUI, enables world-class high availability and disaster recovery capabilities. As such, the function also enables clients to comply with business, government, and industry-driven requirements and regulations. Essentially, 3-way mirroring as implemented in XIV provides you with:
- Three concurrent copies of data

  • Simple failover and failback mechanism, while keeping data mirrored to ensure business continuity and guarantees: – ... [more]


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    IBM XIV Security with Data-at-Rest Encryption
    Disk storage

    Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2013, last updated 11 Aug 2014

    With the ever-growing landscape of national, state, and local regulations, industry requirements, and increased security threats, ensuring the protection of an organization’s information is a key part of operating a successful business. Encrypting “data at rest” is a key element when addressing these concerns. Most storage products offer encryption at an additional cost. As with all of its features, the IBM® XIV® Storage System provides data-at-rest encryption at no charge. This gives clients the opportunity to take advantage of encryption and still enjoy the lower total cost of ownership ... [more]


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    IBM System Storage N series Software Guide
    Disk storage

    Redbooks, published 31 Jul 2014

    Corporate workgroups, distributed enterprises, and small to medium-sized companies are increasingly seeking to network and consolidate storage to improve availability, share information, reduce costs, and protect and secure information. These organizations require enterprise-class solutions capable of addressing immediate storage needs cost-effectively, while providing an upgrade path for future requirements. IBM® System Storage® N series storage systems and their software capabilities are designed to meet these requirements. IBM System Storage N series storage systems offer an excellent ... [more]


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    LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Storage
    Disk storage

    Redpaper, published 29 Jul 2014

    The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password administration with a centralized directory based approach. This offers a single sign-on capability for multiple DS8000 servers and, possibly, other servers in your environment. This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication approach that is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). This edition applies particularly ... [more]


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    SAN Volume Controller Second HBA Virtualization Feature
    Disk storage

    Redpaper, published 3 Jun 2014, last updated 25 Jun 2014

    The IBM® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) software-defined storage is based on the IBM System x3550 M3 hardware platform. The original SVC design provides high performance and scalability with a single host bus adapter with four-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel I/O. Now, you can add a four-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) to the controller (feature code AHA7). It is commonly referred to as the second HBA. This feature is supported on machine type 2145, Model CG8, and it is mutually exclusive of other supported features, such as internal solid-state drives (feature code 4500) and 10 Gbps ... [more]


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