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Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 Dec 2017

Today’s global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, powered by IBM FlashCore® technology, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights and unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3. It provides in-depth knowledge of ... [more]


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FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, XIV and Spectrum Accelerate with IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 15 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes preferred practices for attaching members of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including the IBM XIV® Gen3 Storage System, IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and other Spectrum Accelerate based deployments, to either an IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller or IBM Storwize® V7000 system. The paper also explains what to consider for data migration when done in combination with an SVC or a Storwize V7000 system. In addition, this publication describes data reduction, and where it is appropriate to enable data ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000R Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Product Guide, last updated 15 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that is used in IBM FlashSystem™ A9000R Model 425 and Model 415, with IBM FlashSystem A9000R Software V12.2. IBM FlashSystem A9000R is an excellent platform for industry leaders with rapidly growing cloud storage and mixed workload environments. It integrates the microsecond latency, and high availability of IBM FlashCore™ technology in a scalable, grid architecture. This rack-based offering comes integrated with the world class software features that are built with IBM Spectrum™ ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Product Guide, last updated 15 Dec 2017

This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that are used in IBM® FlashSystem™ A9000 Model 425 and Model 415, with IBM FlashSystem A9000 Software V12.2. IBM FlashSystem A9000 integrates the extreme performance of IBM FlashCore technology with a grid architecture and comprehensive data reduction in one powerful solution. Whether you are a service provider that requires highly efficient management or an enterprise that is implementing cloud on a budget, IBM FlashSystem A9000 provides consistent and predictable microsecond response ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 Dec 2017

This edition applies to FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R , Model 415 and 425 with Storage Software Version 12.2 This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era. Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 12 Jan 2017, last updated 14 Dec 2017

This edition was last updated in November 2017 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 ... [more]


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DS8000 Cascading FlashCopy Design and Scenarios
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 14 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM Cascading FlashCopy® support introduced with the IBM DS8000® License Machine Code (LMC) Release 8.3 (LMC 8.8.30.xx.xx, bundle version 88.30.xxx.xx) or later. The Cascading FlashCopy support enables a FlashCopy source device to become a FlashCopy source, or a FlashCopy target device to become a FlashCopy source. This capability provides improvements to a range of Copy Services scenarios, but essentially enables the reversal of one of several FlashCopy relationships without first withdrawing the other relationships. This publication explores a ... [more]


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Monitoring and Managing the IBM Elastic Storage Server Using the GUI
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 14 Dec 2017

The Elastic Storage Server (ESS) GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the ESS system. The ESS GUI is a web application that runs on web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. It uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. Therefore, no client-side installation is required to use the GUI. This document provides detailed information about the ESS GUI features. This edition applies to ESS version ... [more]


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Automating IBM Spectrum Scale Deployment with Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud and Juju Charms
Storage Solutions

Redguide, published 14 Dec 2017

Automation is key to faster deployments with fewer resources. Now Juju charms can help to automatically deploy and operate IBM® Spectrum Scale with Ubuntu OpenStack cloud.


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Developing Node.js Applications on IBM Cloud
Cloud

Redbooks, published 12 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to create various applications based on Node.js, and deploy and run them on IBM Cloud. This book includes the following exercises:

  • Develop a Hello World application in Node.js on IBM Cloud.
  • Use asynchronous callback to call an external service.
  • Create an Express application.
  • Build a rich front-end application by using React and ES6.
During these exercises, you will perform these tasks:
  • Create an IBM SDK for Node.js application.
  • Write your first Node.js application.
  • Deploy an ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize: Hot Spare Node and NPIV target ports
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 12 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the use of the IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize Hot Spare Node function to provide a high availability storage infrastructure. This paper focuses on the functional behavior of Hot Spare Node when subjected to various failure conditions. This paper does not provide the details necessary to implement the reference architectures (although some implementation detail is provided).


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Scale up for Linux on IBM Z
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 8 Dec 2017, last updated 12 Dec 2017

This book was written by IBM® IT specialists who have experience implementing IBM Z® solutions, especially Linux on IBM LinuxONE™ (LinuxONE) or IBM Z servers. Therefore, the content of this book follows the guidelines from Linux and IBM z/VM® regarding LinuxONE and IBM Z installations. The preferred practices described in this book are gathered from the experiences of those specialists in hundreds of projects at IBM and customer environments. This publication provides you with all of the information that you need to decide the best scaling architecture when implementing Linux on IBM Z or ... [more]


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Essentials of Application Development on IBM Cloud
Cloud

Redbooks, published 11 Dec 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is designed to teach university students and app developers the foundation skills that are required to develop, test, and deploy cloud-based applications on IBM Cloud. It shows the latest features of IBM Cloud for developing cloud applications, enhancing applications by using managed services, and the use of DevOps services to manage applications. This book is used as presentations guide for the IBM Skills Academy track Cloud Application Developer and as preparation material for the IBM professional certification exam IBM Certified Application Developer - ... [more]


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Managing IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator by using IBM Data Server Manager
Analytics

Web Doc, published 4 Dec 2017, last updated 11 Dec 2017

IBM® Data Server Manager is a web-based, integrated database management tools platform that manages IBM Db2® and IBM Db2 for z/OS® databases. With IBM Data Server Manager, you can manage and administer IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator (Accelerator). This IBM Redbooks® Analytics Support web document describes the various functions that are available in Data Server Manager to manage the Accelerator server. This document is targeted at database administrators who work with IBM Db2 Analytics Accelerator. It applies to IBM Data Server Manager Version 2.1.5 and ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Best Practices for Genomics Medicine Workload
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 8 Dec 2017

Advancing the science of medicine by targeting a disease more precisely with treatment specific to each patient relies on access to that patient's genomics information and the ability to process massive amounts of genomics data quickly. While genomics data is becoming a critical source for precision medicine, it is expected to create an expanding data ecosystem. This means that hospitals, genome centers, medical research centers and other clinical institutes need to explore new ways to how they store, access, secure, manage, share and analyze significant amounts of data. Healthcare and life ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Archive Single Drive Edition and Library Edition: Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 6 Dec 2017

The IBM® Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) is the first file system that works in conjunction with Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape technology to set a new standard for ease of use and portability for open systems tape storage. In 2011, LTFS won an Engineering Emmy Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you install, tailor, and configure the IBM Spectrum™ Archive Single Drive Edition (SDE) and the IBM Spectrum Archive™ Library Edition (LE) products. LTFS is a file system that was originally implemented on dual-partition linear ... [more]


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IBM Decision Optimization and Data Science
Analytics

Web Doc, published 6 Dec 2017

This document introduces IBM Decision Optimization to a data science audience. The goals are to identify possible uses of IBM Decision Optimization in data science projects and demonstrate where additional value can be captured by adding an optimization step.


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Monitoring and Managing IBM Spectrum Scale Using the GUI
Tape storage

Redguide, published 6 Dec 2017, last updated 6 Dec 2017

The IBM® Spectrum Scale GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM Spectrum™ Scale system. It is a web application that runs on common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The IBM Spectrum Scale™ GUI uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of the architecture and features of the IBM Spectrum Scale GUI. It includes information about how to install and configure the GUI as well as in-depth information about using the ... [more]


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Using IBM DS8000 in an OpenStack Environment
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 5 Dec 2017

With the availability of the IBM® Storage Driver for OpenStack, the IBM DS8000® can offer a range of capabilities that enable more effective storage automation deployments in to private or public clouds. Enabling OpenStack with DS8000 allows for storage to be made available whenever it is needed without the traditional associated cost of highly skilled administrators and infrastructure. This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains how to integrate the DS8000 in an Openstack environment, first from the DS8000 Storage Administrator perspective and then from a cloud administrator standpoint. The ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 5 Dec 2017

IBM Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is a brand new offering that provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises ... [more]


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