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Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Jan 2014, last updated 31 Mar 2016

This IBM® Redbooks® publication for the Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication for the Open environment walks you through the process of establishing sessions, and managing and monitoring copy services through Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication. The book introduces enhanced copy services and new session types that are used by the latest IBM storage systems. Tips and guidance for session usage, tunable parameters, troubleshooting, and for implementing and managing Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication’s latest functionality up to v5.2 also are ... [more]


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Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 2 Mar 2016

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum ... [more]


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VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with IBM DB2, IBM Spectrum Control, and IBM Spectrum Protect
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 2 Feb 2016

Dynamic organizations want to accelerate growth while reducing costs. To do so, they must speed the deployment of business applications and adapt quickly to any changes in priorities. Organizations require an IT infrastructure to be easy, efficient, and versatile. The VersaStack solution by Cisco and IBM® can help you accelerate the deployment of your datacenters. It reduces costs by more efficiently managing information and resources while maintaining your ability to adapt to business change. The VersaStack solution combines the innovation of Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) ... [more]


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Quick-start Guide to Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 28 Jan 2016

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a quick, yet comprehensive, guide to configuring Virtual Volumes (VVols) for systems powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. You are guided through the configuration of the storage system, IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition, and the VMware vSphere Web Client. These three components are key to enabling the Virtual Volumes management framework.


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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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Optimize your investments with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center and IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Storage Software

Solution Guide, published 5 Nov 2014, last updated 8 Jun 2015

IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center V5.2 enables easy migration to agile, cloud-based storage environments. This solution comprises the advanced functions available in IBM Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller, and IBM Tivoli FlashCopy® Manager, as well as the advanced analytics provided by the IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center V5.2 license. By integrating these separate products, Virtual Storage Center provides a combined storage virtualization platform and storage management solution. It provides more room for data growth and simplifies the ... [more]


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DFSMShsm Fast Replication Technical Guide
IBM Z Software

Redbooks, published 4 May 2015, last updated 12 May 2015

DFSMShsm fast replication provides DFSMShsm management for the use of volume-level fast replication. Fast replication is made possible by using the FlashCopy® capability of storage servers. With this capability, a set of storage groups can be defined as a copy pool. The volumes in this pool are processed collectively creating, by fast replication, backup versions that are managed by DFSMShsm. Recovery can be performed at the volume or copy pool level. This capability is designed to work specifically with DB2® Version 8 or later. With DFSMShsm fast replication, the backup and recovery of DB2 ... [more]


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IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 May 2015

Today’s IT companies are driven by continued data growth and economic pressure of huge amounts of data that needs to be stored on storage devices for fast access. Moving this data to lower tier devices like tape or optical devices (CD or DVD) is only a partial solution. IBM® Real-time Compression™ fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with software 11.6 is the answer to this challenge. It provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware, and effectively reduces software cost. This technology further extends the ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Control Base: Enabling VMware Virtual Volumes with IBM XIV Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 30 Apr 2015

With the announcement of vSphere 6.0, VMware also officially released support for the vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOL) architecture. VVOL allows more efficient operations and control of external storage resources, such as the IBM® XIV® storage system. This IBM Redpaper publication provides a short overview of the VVOL architecture implementation in XIV. The integration of VVOL with XIV is based on the VMware APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA). The IBM support for VASA is delivered as part of IBM Spectrum Control. This paper discusses the prerequisites and shows a step-by-step illustration on ... [more]


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DFSMShsm: Managing PDSE V2 Data Sets
IBM Z Software

Redpaper, published 27 Apr 2015

The aim of this IBM® Redpaper™ is to provide a simple scenario to demonstrate how the PDSE V2 data sets with member generation can be integrated into existing storage management policies and processes. It shows how DFSMShsm can manage both PDSE version 1 and 2 data sets by showing the sample plan and implementation we used in a controlled test environment. It also demonstrates that DFSMShsm can migrate, recall, backup and recover these data sets.


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IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center
Industry Solutions

Redbooks, published 20 Feb 2015, last updated 6 Mar 2015

IBM® SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center provides efficient virtualization and management of heterogeneous storage systems. It facilitates migration to an agile cloud architecture that can optimize storage availability and performance, while helping to reduce costs. IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center (VSC) helps convert existing storage to IBM Smarter Storage, providing more room for data growth and simplified storage administration. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives an overview of the concepts of software-defined environment (SDE) and software-defined storage (SDS), and how they work ... [more]


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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 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 Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.2 is a feature-rich storage management software suite. The integrated suite provides detailed monitoring, reporting, and management within a single console. In addition, implementing the IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (VSC) license with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center addresses new workloads that require massive scale and rapid pace, and accelerates business insight, by adding advanced analytics functions such as storage optimization, provisioning, and transformation. This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for storage administrators ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2.1 DFSMS Technical Update
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 15 Sep 2014

Each release of IBM® z/OS® DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements integrated into z/OS V2.1 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. This book is written for storage professionals and system programmers ... [more]


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DFSMSrmm Primer
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 25 Mar 2014, last updated 4 Sep 2014

DFSMSrmm from IBM® is the full function tape management system available in IBM OS/390® and IBM z/OS®. With DFSMSrmm, you can manage all types of tape media at the shelf, volume, and data set level, simplifying the tasks of your tape librarian. Are you a new DFSMSrmm user? Then, this IBM Redbooks® publication introduces you to the DFSMSrmm basic concepts and functions. You learn how to manage your tape environment by implementing the DFSMSrmm management policies. Are you already using DFSMSrmm? In that case, this publication provides the most up-to-date information about the new functions ... [more]


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Scale Out Network Attached Storage Monitoring
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Aug 2014

Monitoring of your Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) cluster resources is key to ensuring that all components are functioning at their optimum level. There are a variety of tools available to help collect valuable resource configuration, utilization, and performance information as well as capturing growth trends over time. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to several monitoring tools and how to use them. Scenarios for monitoring the SONAS environment using these tools are provided. The tools documented in this publication are SONAS built-in monitoring, IBM ... [more]


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Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 27 Jun 2014, last updated 19 Aug 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM ProtecTIER® products with IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager to harness the performance and the power of the two products working together as a data protection solution. This book goes beyond the preferred practices of each product and provides in-depth explanations of each of the items that are configurable, and the underlying reasons behind the suggestions. This book provides enough detailed information to allow an administrator to make the correct choices about which methods to use when implementing both products to ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 15 Aug 2014

When you hear IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager, the first thing that you typically think of is data backup. Tivoli Storage Manager is the premier storage management solution for mixed platform environments. Businesses face a tidal wave of information and data that seems to increase daily. The ability to successfully and efficiently manage information and data has become imperative. The Tivoli Storage Manager family of products helps businesses successfully gain better control and efficiently manage the information tidal wave through significant enhancements in multiple facets of data protection. ... [more]


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Securing IBM HyperSwap and IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication Communication Using AT-TLS
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 22 Jul 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication V5.2 can establish a connection to an IBM z/OS® server from a Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication distributed installation or from another z/OS installation that can reside outside the sysplex that is being managed. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the steps to connect to, configure, and manage z/OS IBM HyperSwap® from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication V5.2. This paper helps you configure IBM HyperSwap to communicate with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication securely through ... [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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IBM Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 20 Jun 2014

With the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions that precisely match their specific needs. Combined with the IBM System x® servers and preinstalled by an IBM Business Partner, Windows Storage Server delivers enterprise-class storage management technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution. It is a great choice for your business regardless of whether you are a first-time user of network-attached storage (NAS) or you are deploying advanced storage ... [more]


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Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Solution Design Considerations
Storage Software

Solution Guide, published 14 May 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (referred to as Data Protection for VMware) provides a comprehensive solution for protecting virtual machines (VMs). Data Protection for VMware eliminates the impact of running back-ups on a VM by offloading backup workloads from a VMware ESX or ESXi-based host to a vStorage backup server. It works with the Tivoli Storage Manager backup-archive client (installed on the vStorage backup server) to complete full, incremental, and incremental forever snapshots of VMs. The intent of this IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide is to help with key ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 6 May 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication provides support for the advanced copy services capabilities on the DS8000® and DS6000™, in addition to the support for SAN Volume Controller. This support focuses on automating administration and configuration of these services, operational control (starting, suspending, resuming) copy services tasks, and monitoring and managing the copy services sessions. In addition to the support for FlashCopy® and Metro Mirror, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication supports Global Mirror on the DS8000, and SAN Volume hardware ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 Technical Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products offer storage infrastructure management that helps optimize storage management by centralizing, simplifying, automating, and optimizing storage tasks associated with storage systems, data disaster recovery, storage networks, and capacity management. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products include:
- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1
- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select Edition V5.1
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 is designed to provide device management capabilities, such ... [more]


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Reference Architectures for IBM Real-time Compression Technology
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Jan 2014

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression™ Appliances for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding, but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection, and access. IBM Real-time ... [more]


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Managing IBM z/OS HyperSwap from IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems
Storage Software

Solution Guide, published 18 Dec 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide walks you through the process of setting up and using the solution of managing an IBM z/OS® HyperSwap® session from IBM Tivoli® Storage for Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems.


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Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware Deployment Guide
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 25 Nov 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication helps you to install, tailor, configure, and use IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware. The features of Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware are described. Scenarios are provided for implementation of Tivoli Storage Manager Virtual Environment to protect virtual machines in several environments. This publication includes answers to common implementation errors and questions you might have that are related to the implementation of Data Protection for ... [more]


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