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IBM Enterprise Content Management and DR550 for E-mail Archiving and Records Management Overview
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 9 Feb 2009, last updated 26 Jan 2010

This update is only for some editorial changes and is NOT a new version. This IBM® Redpaper publication provides an installation and configuration guide for an e-mail archiving reference implementation. This solution leverages the use of DR550 and major IBM software components, such as Content Manager, CommonStore, and Records Manager. The objective is to create and validate the architecture that enables the use of DR550 to support an end to end Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) scenario by demonstrating, with Lotus® Domino® or Microsoft® Exchange, e-mail archiving and retention ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller 8A4 Hardware: Performance and Scalability with the IBM System Storage DS3400
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 8 Jan 2010

In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication, we discuss the performance and scalability of a storage area network (SAN) environment that is based around IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) 8A4 hardware and IBM System Storage™ DS3400 storage controllers. We discuss performance, in terms of I/O per second (IOPS) and MB per second (MBPS), that can be achieved from a single I/O group of SVC 8A4 nodes. By focusing on cache hit I/Os, we demonstrate that the entry level hardware can achieve significant performance benefits in a SAN, thereby offering a suitable alternative to the 8G4 for mid-sized businesses. ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller and Brocade Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2009

In this IBM® Redpapers™ publication, we describe various scenarios for the recovery of virtual machines should a disaster befall your data center. The solutions described rely on the integration of the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC) with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the appropriate Brocade SAN switch and routing technology. The type of solution used depends on the level of protection required and the time available to perform recovery, so the appropriate scenario should be chosen according to your needs. The first of these requirements is known as the ... [more]


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VMware Proof of Practice and Performance Guidelines on the SAN Volume Controller
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 18 Dec 2009

This IBM® Redpapers™ publication presents the results of I/O performance tests conducted using VMware ESX running on IBM System x® servers attached to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC). We show the results of tests involving different work loads and I/O patterns and offer guidance about how best to use the SVC with VMware. We reference the SVC performance best practices that are detailed in various IBM Redbooks® publications, as well as VMware ... [more]


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Certification Study Guide Series: Tivoli Storage Manager V6.1
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 2 Dec 2009

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a study guide for IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 6.1 and is aimed at individuals who want to get IBM Certifications in this specific product. The IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Certification, offered through the Professional Certification Program from IBM, is designed to validate the skills required of technical professionals who work in the implementation of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 6.1 product. This book provides a combination of theory and practical experience needed for a general understanding of the subject matter. The book also provides ... [more]


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DFSMS V1.10 and EAV Technical Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 2 Sep 2009, last updated 25 Sep 2009

Each release of 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 in z/OS V1R9 DFSMS. It then provides an in-depth technical description of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R10 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation ... [more]


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Managing Unified Storage with IBM System Storage N series Operation Manager
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 4 Aug 2009

IBM® System Storage™ N series with Operations Manager software offers comprehensive monitoring and management for N series enterprise storage and content delivery environments. Operations Manager is designed to provide alerts, reports, and configuration tools from a central control point, helping you keep your storage and content delivery infrastructure in-line with business requirements for high availability and low total cost of ownership. We focus especially on Protection Manager, which is designed as an intuitive backup and replication management software for IBM System Storage N series ... [more]


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IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Advanced Topics
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 21 Jun 2007, last updated 9 Jun 2009

You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® TotalStorage® Productivity Center. You have successfully completed performance data collection and have generated reports. But how do you best use the TotalStorage Productivity Center to manage your storage infrastructure? This IBM Redbooks® publication shows how to best set up TotalStorage Productivity Center based on the storage environment infrastructure, and then manage that storage infrastructure with TotalStorage Productivity Center. It includes experiences from client accounts and our own internal experiences. This book ... [more]


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Installing the Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster on N series
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Feb 2009

IBM® System Storage™ N series offers a wealth of data protection, high availability, and multiprotocol and performance features. By installing the Microsoft® Windows® 2008 Hyper-V™ failover cluster on the N series you create a configuration that meets today’s virtualization and data availability requirements. This IBM Redpaper publication outlines the steps performed to install the Microsoft Windows 2008 Hyper-V failover cluster server using an N series storage ... [more]


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Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 19 Dec 2008, last updated 3 Feb 2009

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is written as part of the deployment guide series. It discusses the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager FastBack product family. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack is a complete backup, recovery, and continuous data protection solution for Windows® based servers. It is a new addition to the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager family of products. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack includes a specialized solution for backing up Microsoft® Exchange server and provides Bare Machine Recovery. Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack also supports a disaster recovery scenario by providing a hub ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client for Macintosh
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 10 Dec 2008

This IBM® Redpaper publication provides a step-by-step overview of how to set up IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager Backup-Archive Client for Macintosh. It also discusses a recommended configuration as well as best practices. This paper is written for the administrators who will back up the machine and not from the point of view of the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator. However, administrators will need to gather some information from the Tivoli Storage Manager Administrator. Also, in the writing of this paper, we assume some basic knowledge of using and administering the Mac ... [more]


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IBM System Storage and Virtual File Manager
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 2 Oct 2008, last updated 8 Dec 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) logically aggregates user file data distributed across heterogeneous environments and provides administrators with tools and policies to automate data management. VFM is designed to provide data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management, and disaster recovery while avoiding disruption to users. VFM provides this functionality through automated policy-based data management leveraging a global ... [more]


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Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 28 Oct 2008

The objective of this IBM Redbooks publication is to provide comprehensive instructions for deploying the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to various environments. Readers should possess general knowledge of communication network architecture and design, basic size considerations of the Tivoli Storage Manager database, and basic pool management of Tivoli Storage Manager servers. This document is intended to be read and used by presales systems engineers and services personnel to build a customized deployment of the Tivoli Storage Manager. We expect such individuals have significant knowledge of ... [more]


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IBM System Storage FlashCopy Manager and PPRC Manager Overview
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Sep 2008

IBM® System Storage™ FlashCopy® Manager and System Storage PPRC Manager are IBM program products for IBM z/OS® and System z™ CKD IBM storage users. These program products assist in the implementation and use of System Storage DS8000™ , DS6000™ , or Enterprise Storage Server® (ESS) FlashCopy, as well as IBM Metro Mirror, Global Copy, and Global Mirror. They are composed of Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF) menu-driven application dialogs that generate z/OS batch jobs. In turn, these jobs invoke specialized z/OS programs. This IBM Redpaper publication provides an overview of ... [more]


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DFSMShsm ABARS Aggregate Stacking Procedure
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 4 Aug 2008

This document describes how customers can take existing aggregate backup output files and utilize MVS utilities to stack multiple aggregates or multiple versions of the same aggregate onto a single tape and recover any of these (stacked) aggregates.


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Backing up Microsoft SQL Server with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 27 Jun 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to plan, install, and implement backup and restore for Microsoft SQL Server using Tivoli Storage Manager products. The book is intended for Tivoli Storage Manager professionals who are responsible for the backup and restore of a Microsoft SQL Server installation using Tivoli Storage Manager. We discuss the planning, installation, and operation of Tivoli Storage Manager with Microsoft SQL Server. We also give an overview of the Tivoli Storage Manager family of products. We provide essential information regarding Microsoft SQL Server - information ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller 4.2.1 Cache Partitioning
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 30 Apr 2008

This IBM redpaper discusses the cache partitioning feature added to the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) version 4.2.1. In this redpaper we briefly describe the functions of a read and write cache, including an explanation of the terminology used. This paper also discusses the benefits of partitioning cache resources, and concludes with an explanation of how this has been implemented in SVC 4.2.1


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z/OS V1R8 DFSMS Technical Update
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2008, last updated 30 Apr 2008

Each release of 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 technical overview of the functions and enhancements in z/OS V1R8 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. Also included are enhancements that were made available through an enabling PTF that ... [more]


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TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.3 Update Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 23 Apr 2008

IBM® TotalStorage® Productivity Center provides an integrated storage infrastructure management solution that is designed to allow you to manage every point of your storage infrastructure, between the hosts through the network and fabric, through to the physical disks. It can help simplify and automate the management of devices, data, and storage networks. IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center V3.3 continues to build on the function provided in prior releases. This book takes you through what is new in TotalStorage Productivity Center and explains how to implement and use the new function. ... [more]


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SQL Server 2000 Sizing and Capacity Planning Guidelines
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 8 Mar 2008

This IBM Redbooks publication discusses database sizing guidelines for deploying SQL Server 2000 databases that use IBM System Storage N series. Enterprise-level SQL Server environments require careful planning driven by performance and reliability criteria that are the critical components for many SQL Server implementations. Servicing user transactions and delivering consistent and acceptable response times are critical for most applications using SQL Server for storing and retrieving data from databases. Performance degradation can only be prevented when resource utilization is monitored ... [more]


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