IBM Midrange System Storage Hardware Guide

16 Mar 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the IBM Midrange System Storage™ servers, which include the IBM System Storage DS4000® and ...

IBM System Storage DS Storage Manager Copy Services Guide

28 Feb 2011, Redbooks ... The purpose of this IBM® Redbooks® publication is to provide customers with guidance and recommendations for how and when to use the IBM System Storage® Copy Services premium features. The topics discussed in this publication apply to the ...

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series Hardware Guide

10 Jan 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the IBM System Storage DS5000 families of products. This edition covers updates and ...

IBM System Storage DS5000 Series Implementation and Best Practices Guide

21 Dec 2012, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication represents a compilation of best practices for deploying and configuring the IBM System Storage® DS5000 Series family of products. This book is intended for IBM technical professionals, Business Partners, ...

IBM System Storage N series with VMware vSphere 5

27 Feb 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a basic introduction to the IBM System Storage® N series, virtualization, and VMware 5.x. It explains how to use the N series with VMware vSphere 5 environments and the benefits of doing so. ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 Technical Guide

8 Apr 2014, Redbooks ... 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, ...

IBM System Storage N series Clustered Data ONTAP

4 Jun 2014, Redbooks ... IBM® System Storage® N series storage systems offer an excellent solution for a broad range of deployment scenarios. IBM System Storage N series storage systems function as a multiprotocol storage device that is designed to allow you to ...

IBM System Storage N series Software Guide

31 Jul 2014, Redbooks ... 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. ...

IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node Introduction and Implementation Guide

13 Mar 2014, Redbooks ... IBM® Flex System™ products are ideally suited for data center environments that require flexible, cost-effective, secure, and energy-efficient hardware. IBM Flex System V7000 Storage Node is the latest addition to the IBM Flex Systems ...

IBM System Storage Solutions Handbook

15 Jul 2016, Redbooks ... The IBM® System Storage® Solutions Handbook helps you solve your current and future data storage business requirements. It helps you achieve enhanced storage efficiency by design to allow managed cost, capacity of growth, greater mobility, ...

VMware Implementation with IBM System Storage DS5000

16 Nov 2012, Redpapers ... In this IBM® Redpaper™, we compiled best practices for planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining IBM Midrange storage solutions. We also compiled configurations for a VMware ESX and VMware ESXi Server-based host ...

IBM Information Infrastructure Solutions Handbook

11 Jul 2010, Redbooks ... An information infrastructure is comprised of software, servers, storage, and networks, integrated and optimized to deliver timely, secure, and trusted information throughout the organization and to its clients and partners. With the ...

IBM Midrange System Storage Implementation and Best Practices Guide

31 Mar 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication represents a compilation of best practices for deploying and configuring IBM Midrange System Storage™ servers, which include the DS4000® and the DS5000 family of products. This book is intended for IBM ...

IBM System Storage N series Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments

25 Jan 2013, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides deployment guidelines, workload estimates, and preferred practices for clients who want a proven IBM technology stack for VMware environments. The result is a Reference Architecture for Virtualized ...

Using the IBM System Storage N series with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

28 Apr 2010, Redbooks ... IBM®, as a result of its recent product introduction of the IBM System Storage™ N series, has become more tightly integrated with network-attached storage (NAS), exploiting the backup and recovery features of the N series and Network ...

IBM System Storage N series and VMware vSphere Storage Best Practices

20 Jul 2010, Redbooks ... IBM® System Storage® N series technology enables companies to extend their virtual infrastructures to include the benefits of advanced storage virtualization. The N series offers unified storage solutions that provide industry-leading ...

SAN Boot Implementation and Best Practices Guide for IBM System Storage

30 Sep 2012, Redbooks ... Booting servers from a storage area network (SAN) is being used increasingly in complex data center environments today, due to its significant benefits over the traditional method of booting from local disks. SAN Boot enables organizations ...

IBM System Storage DS8700 Architecture and Implementation

12 Feb 2011, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM System Storage® DS8700 storage subsystem. This book has reference information that will help you plan for, install, and configure the ...

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center

6 Mar 2015, Redbooks ... 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, ...

XIV Storage System in a VMware Environment

20 Mar 2013, Redpapers ... The IBM® XIV® Storage System is an excellent choice for VMware storage requirements. XIV achieves consistent high performance by balancing the workload across physical resources. This paper includes information about the following ...

Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems

31 Mar 2016, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Optimizing Your Oracle Investment with IBM Storage Solutions

12 Apr 2012, Redpapers ... IBM® offers true enterprise class storage support for Oracle deployments at a low total cost of ownership (TCO). With disk, tape, storage network hardware, consolidated management console, storage software, and security software, IBM can ...

IBM SmartCloud Virtual Storage Center Solution

31 May 2013, Solution Guide ... With data growth showing no signs of slowing, it is imperative that organizations improve their storage efficiency and reduce administration complexity. The need for economic and operational efficiencies transcends all organizations. ...

Adding an IBM LTFS EE Tape Tier to an IBM SCSA Managed Storage Cloud

5 Mar 2014, Web Doc ... IBM® SmartCloud® Storage Access (SCSA) is an IBM storage cloud management software product that enables cloud service with virtualization and automation. IBM Linear Tape File System™ Enterprise Edition (LTFS EE) can use LTFS for the policy ...

IBM System Storage N series Quick Reference Guide

23 Jan 2013, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication for the IBM System Storage® N series is a Quick Reference Guide that briefly defines some of the key technologies. It summarizes features and benefits and provides web links to access additional information.

IBM System Storage FlashCopy Manager and PPRC Manager Overview

11 Sep 2008, Redpapers ... 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™ , ...

Integrating IBM DB2 with the IBM System Storage N series

9 Apr 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes the steps carried out to configure and install an IBM DB2 database in a N series storage system UNIX environment. It particularly elaborates the configuration steps for the UNIX host as well as the ...

IBM System Storage DS3950 Introduction

30 Dec 2010, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides you with an overview of the new IBM System Storage® DS3950 offering and its functionality. Descriptions of the hardware components and the various cabling options are provided. Because the DS3950 is ...

IBM System Storage DS4000 and Storage Manager V10.30

6 Mar 2009, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication consolidates, in one document, detailed descriptions of the hardware configurations and options offered as part of the DS4000 series of storage servers. This edition covers updates and additional functions ...

Using the IBM System Storage N series with Mail Servers

11 Dec 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication gives mail database administrators a introduction to the IBM System Storage N series. It also gives both storage administrators and mail database administrators the information to prepare, install, and ...

IBM System Storage N3700 A20 Setup

20 Feb 2007, Redpapers ... In this IBM Redpaper, we discuss the hardware setup and initial configuration of the IBM System Storage N series after delivery and unpacking. This paper provides information about cabling and the setup procedure for the clustered system, ...

Using the IBM System Storage N Series with Databases

23 Aug 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses how to optimize the IBM System Storage™ N series products with some of the major commercially available databases available to customers today. Topics include installation, performance, ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager

1 Mar 2010, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ document provides a brief overview of IBM Tivoli® Storage FlashCopy® Manager and how it interacts with the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC). It describes FlashCopy Manager features and benefits and ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Versions 5.4 and 5.5 Technical Guide

20 Aug 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides details of changes, updates, and new functions in IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager Version 5.4, and Version 5.5. We cover all the new functions of Tivoli Storage Manager that have become available since ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Management Concepts

18 Mar 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes the features and functions of IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. It introduces Tivoli Storage Management concepts for those new to storage management, in general, and to IBM Tivoli Storage Manager, in ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager in a Clustered Environment

20 Jun 2005, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication is an easy-to-follow guide that describes how to implement IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Version 5.3 products in highly available clustered environments. The book is intended for those who want to plan, install, ...

IBM Hyper-Scale Manager for IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate

12 Apr 2019, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes storage management functions and their configuration and use with the IBM Hyper-Scale Manager management graphical user interface (GUI) for IBM XIV® Gen3, IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and A9000R, and IBM ...

N series SnapMirror Async Guide

5 Oct 2011, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents an overview of implementing N series SnapMirror Async technology, with step-by-step configuration examples and recommendations to assist the reader in designing an optimal SnapMirror ...

IBM System Storage b-type Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation

11 Mar 2011, Redbooks ... The rapid spread and adoption of production storage area networks (SANs) has fueled the need for multiprotocol routers. The routers provide improved scalability, security, and manageability by enabling devices in separate SAN fabrics to ...

Implementing an IBM b-type SAN with 8 Gbps Directors and Switches

1 Apr 2011, Redbooks ... "Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not." This IBM® Redbooks® publication, written at a Data Center Fabric Manager v10.1.4 and Fabric Operating System v6.4 level, consolidates critical information while also ...

IBM Real-time Compression Appliance Version 4.1

2 Apr 2013, Redbooks ... Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression Appliance for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency ...

IBM SAN and SVC Stretched Cluster and VMware Solution Implementation

28 Jul 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM Storage Area Network and IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution when combined with VMware. We describe guidelines, settings, and implementation steps necessary to achieve a ...

Data Migration to IBM Disk Storage Systems

23 Feb 2012, Redbooks ... Data migration has become a mandatory and regular activity for most data centers. Companies need to migrate data not only when technology needs to be replaced, but also for consolidation, load balancing, and disaster recovery. This IBM ...

IBM System Storage DS8000: Host Attachment and Interoperability

14 Feb 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication addresses host attachment and interoperability considerations for the IBM System Storage® DS8000® series. Within this book, you can find information about the most popular host operating systems platforms, ...

Implementing the IBM Storwize V3500

21 Oct 2013, Redbooks ... Businesses of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing huge volumes of data that are becoming increasingly valuable. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT ...

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000 Replication Family Services

16 Feb 2017, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new features that have been added with the release of the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) and IBM System Storage Storwize® V7000 6.4.0 code, including Replication Family ...

VMware Implementation with IBM System Storage DS5000

14 Jun 2013, Redbooks ... In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we compiled best practices for planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining IBM Midrange Storage Solutions. In this publication, we use IBM System Storage® DS5000 storage subsystem for the ...

IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

18 Jun 2014, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, including IBM i. The book provides information and references for combining the XIV Storage System ...

IBM System Storage N series with VMware vSphere 4.1

9 Apr 2012, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a basic introduction to the IBM System Storage® N series, virtualization, and VMware. It explains how to use the N series with VMware vSphere 4 environments and the benefits of doing so. Examples ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z

6 May 2014, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM SAN Solution Design Best Practices for VMware vSphere ESXi

16 Sep 2013, Redbooks ... In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe recommendations based on an IBM b-type storage area network (SAN) environment that is utilizing VMware vSphere ESXi. We describe the hardware and software and the unique features that they ...

IBM System Storage DCS3700 Introduction and Implementation Guide

24 Jul 2013, Redbooks ... The IBM® System Storage® DCS3700 consists of IBM System Storage DCS3700 storage subsystem and IBM System Storage DCS3700 expansion unit. The DCS3700 features the latest technologies, including 6 Gbps SAS and 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster with PowerVM and PowerHA

18 Nov 2013, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM Storage Area Network and IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution when combined with PowerVM® and PowerHA®. We describe guidelines, settings, and the implementation steps that ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8 Introduction and Implementation

22 Jan 2015, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System

19 Dec 2014, Redbooks ... 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, ...

Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI

18 Jul 2014, Redbooks ... Along with servers and networking infrastructure, networked storage is one of the fundamental components of a modern data center. Because storage networking has evolved over the past two decades, the industry has settled on the basic ...

IBM System Storage N series Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments

13 Jun 2014, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides deployment guidelines, workload estimates, and preferred practices for clients who want a proven IBM technology stack for virtualized VMware and Microsoft environments. The result is a Reference ...

Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager

19 Aug 2014, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM System Storage N series Hardware Guide

30 May 2014, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a detailed look at the features, benefits, and capabilities of the IBM System Storage® N series hardware offerings. The IBM System Storage N series systems can help you tackle the challenge of ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide

19 Oct 2014, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Scale Out Network Attached Storage Monitoring

21 Aug 2014, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Introduction to IBM Real-time Compression Appliances

24 Oct 2013, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller and FlashSystem 820

10 Nov 2014, Redbooks ... In today's 24 x 7 world, there is likely not a business on this planet, IBM® Smarter Planet® or not, that finds that their storage requirements are growing too fast and demand is starting to outpace supply. Not only this, but in this ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution

15 Aug 2014, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM Storwize V7000, Spectrum Virtualize, HyperSwap, and VMware Implementation

27 Nov 2017, Redbooks ... IBM® Spectrum Virtualize Software Version 7.8 provides software-defined storage capabilities across various platforms, including IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize® V7000, Storwize V7000 (Unified), Storwize V5000, Storwize V3700, and ...

IBM SONAS Implementation Guide

26 Jun 2015, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM XIV Storage System Business Continuity Functions

7 Aug 2018, Redbooks ... The IBM XIV® Storage System has a rich set of copy functions suited for various data protection scenarios that enable you to enhance your business continuance, disaster recovery, data migration, and online backup solutions. These functions ...

Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Gen2

29 Mar 2016, Redbooks ... 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. Nevertheless, 72% of them ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Beyond the Basics

9 Jan 2017, Redbooks ... You have installed and performed the basic customization of IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center. You have collected performance data and generated reports. Now it’s time to learn the best ways to use the software to manage your ...

IBM SONAS Best Practices

25 Sep 2015, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM Linear Tape File System Enterprise Edition V1.1.1.2: Installation and Configuration Guide

29 Jan 2015, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) Enterprise Edition (EE) V1.1.1.2 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. ...

Implementing the IBM Storwize V3700

19 Feb 2016, Redbooks ... Organizations of all sizes are faced with the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. However, storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more and more difficult. IT ...

IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation

3 Nov 2017, Redbooks ... Not a new version - included warning for self signed X509 certificates - see section 5.2 This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System. The XIV Storage ...

IBM ProtecTIER Implementation and Best Practices Guide

16 Aug 2016, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practice guidance for planning, installing, configuring, and employing the IBM TS7600 ProtecTIER® family of products. It provides the latest best practices for the practical application of ...

Introducing and Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000

28 Dec 2016, Redbooks ... The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT ...

Cloud Object Storage as a Service: IBM Cloud Object Storage from Theory to Practice - For developers, IT architects and IT specialists

23 Mar 2017, Redbooks ... The digital enterprise has resulted in an explosion of data, and data volumes are expected to grow in zettabyte scale in the next few years. This explosive growth is largely fueled by unstructured data, such as video, social media, photos, ...

VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with Oracle RAC, IBM FlashSystem V9000, and IBM Spectrum Protect

17 Oct 2016, Redbooks ... 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 today require an IT infrastructure that ...

iSCSI Implementation and Best Practices on IBM Storwize Storage Systems

26 Oct 2017, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps administrators and technical professionals understand Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and how to implement it for use with IBM Storwize® storage systems. iSCSI can be used alone or ...

IBM Copy Services Manager Implementation Guide

28 Sep 2017, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an overview of IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) for IBM Z and open systems, and documents a set of scenarios for using IBM Copy Services manager to automate and manage replication tasks based on IBM ...

IBM Spectrum Accelerate Deployment, Usage, and Maintenance

19 Jul 2017, Redbooks ... This edition applies to IBM® Spectrum Accelerate V11.5.4. IBM Spectrum Accelerate™, a member of IBM Spectrum Storage™, is an agile, software-defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds on the customer-proven and mature ...

IT Modernization using Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management and IBM Spectrum Storage

5 Apr 2016, Redbooks ... Data is the currency of the new economy, and organizations are increasingly tasked with finding better ways to protect, recover, access, share, and use data. Traditional storage technologies are being stretched to the breaking point. This ...

IBM System Storage DS8000 Performance Monitoring and Tuning

7 Apr 2016, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides guidance about how to configure, monitor, and manage your IBM DS8880 storage systems to achieve optimum performance, and it also covers the IBM DS8870 storage system. It describes the DS8880 ...

IBM Spectrum Family: IBM Spectrum Control Standard Edition

15 Mar 2016, Redbooks ... IBM® Spectrum Control (Spectrum Control), a member of the IBM Spectrum™ Family of products, is the next-generation data management solution for software-defined environments (SDEs). With support for block, file, object workloads, and ...

Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize

2 Mar 2016, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6 Installation and Configuration Guide

19 Apr 2019, Redbooks ... Note: This is a republication of IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6: Installation and Configuration Guide with new book number SG24-8445 to keep the content available on the Internet along with the recent publication IBM ...

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

14 Dec 2017, Redguides ... 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.

IBM DS8870 and VMware Synergy

20 Aug 2013, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the support of the IBM System Storage® DS8870 for VMware vSphere in general terms. It also describes in greater detail the VMware vSphere Storage APIs Array Integration (VAAI) primitives, the IBM ...

IBM XIV Storage System: IBM Hyper-Scale Mobility Overview and Usage

24 Jun 2013, Redpapers ... IBM® Hyper-Scale introduces two major new technologies, both implemented in the IBM XIV® Storage System (Gen3 models): The first is IBM Hyper-Scale Manager, a flexible, consolidated multi-system management application that was ...

z/OS V1.12 DFSMS Technical Update

29 Sep 2011, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch

7 Mar 2011, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers the IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch, which is a high-performance stand-alone device designed to protect data-at-rest in mission-critical environments. In addition to helping IT ...

Implementing IBM Storage Data Deduplication Solutions

24 Mar 2011, Redbooks ... Until now, the only way to capture, store, and effectively retain constantly growing amounts of enterprise data was to add more disk space to the storage infrastructure, an approach that can quickly become cost-prohibitive as information ...

IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption Solutions

8 Dec 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication discusses IBM System Storage Open Systems Tape Encryption solutions. It specifically describes Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager (TKLM) Version 2, which is a Java software program that manages keys ...

SnapManager 2.0 for Virtual Infrastructure Best Practices

29 Sep 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides best practices for the IBM System Storage N sereis and SnapManager® for Virtual Infrastructure 2.0 (SMVI). We address the resource utilization issues typically found within virtual environments by ...

DB2 9 for z/OS and Storage Management

17 Sep 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication can help you tailor and configure DFSMS constructs to be used in an IBM DB2® 9 for z/OS® environment. In addition, it provides a broad understanding of new disk architectures and their impact in DB2 data set ...

IBM Virtual Disk System Quickstart Guide

17 Feb 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a quickstart guide for implementing an IBM virtual disk system. We use the term IBM virtual disk system to collectively refer to IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), System Storage Productivity Center (SSPC), ...

TS7680 Deduplication ProtecTIER Gateway for System z

31 Aug 2010, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® TS7680 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway for System z® (3958-DE2) hardware and the IBM System Storage ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway for System z V1.1 software. These are ...

IBM Storage Infrastructure for Business Continuity

30 Jan 2010, Redpapers ... The importance of business continuity and disaster recovery remains at the forefront of thought for many executives and IT technical professionals. This IBM® Redpaper™ describes the lessons learned from recent disasters and how IBM storage ...

Implementing an IBM/Cisco SAN

9 Mar 2009, Redbooks ... "Do everything that is necessary and absolutely nothing that is not." In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, which is an update and major revision of the previous version, we have consolidated as much of the critical information as possible ...

IBM System Storage Business Continuity: Part 2 Solutions Guide

9 Jun 2009, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication is a companion to IBM System Storage Business Continuity: Part 1 Planning Guide, SG24-6547 . We assume that the reader of this book has understood the concepts of Business Continuity planning described in that ...

IBM System Storage Business Continuity: Part 1 Planning Guide

6 Mar 2007, Redbooks ... A disruption to your critical business processes could leave the entire business exposed. Today's organizations face ever-escalating customer demands and expectations. There is no room for downtime. You need to provide your customers with ...

IBM System Storage DS8000 Copy Services Scope Management and Resource Groups

11 Jan 2013, Redpapers ... The IBM® System Storage® DS8000® offers a policy-based resource management capability. This capability, named resource groups or Copy Services scope management, is the topic of this paper. With Copy Services scope management, Copy Service ...

Big Data Networked Storage Solution for Hadoop

12 Jul 2013, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ provides a reference architecture, based on Apache Hadoop, to help businesses gain control over their data, meet tight service level agreements (SLAs) around their data applications, and turn data-driven insight into ...

IBM XIV Storage System Thin Provisioning and Space Reclamation

18 Jun 2013, Redpapers ... Thin provisioning is the practice of passing logical unit number (LUN) sizes up to application servers without actually reserving the total physical capacity of those LUNs for data storage. Thin provisioning is a popular feature ...

IBM/Cisco Multiprotocol Routing: An Introduction and Implementation

9 Mar 2009, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the products, concepts, and technology in the IBM System Storage™ SAN Routing portfolio, which is based on Cisco products and technology. It also discusses the features of each product, and offers ...

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

25 Nov 2013, Redpapers ... 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 ...

N series Data Motion

27 Jan 2011, Redbooks ... As customers and service providers begin to consolidate more and more applications and workloads onto shared storage infrastructures, it becomes increasingly difficult to coordinate outages for planned downtime for things, such as ...

z/OS V1.11 DFSMS Release Guide

19 Nov 2010, Redbooks ... Each release of data facility storage management subsystem (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 ...

IBM Real Time Compression Appliance Application Integration Guide

18 Jul 2012, Redbooks ... 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 ...

DS8000 I/O Priority Manager

21 Mar 2012, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of the IBM System Storage® DS8000® I/O Priority Manager. The DS8000 I/O Priority Manager enables more effective storage consolidation and performance management combined ...

IBM System Storage DS8000: Architecture and Implementation

16 Nov 2012, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM System Storage® DS8700 and DS8800 storage systems. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, ...

IBM i and Midrange External Storage

7 Jul 2009, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the new IBM i Midrange External Storage solutions available for IBM POWER™ Systems POWER6™ servers with IBM i being a client of IBM Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). It introduces the VIOS virtualization ...

Solid-State Drive Caching in the IBM XIV Storage System

10 May 2012, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the implementation and use of solid-state drives (SSDs) in IBM XIV® Storage System XIV Generation 3 (Gen3), running XIV software version 11.1.0 or later. In the XIV system, SSDs ...

DS8800 Performance Monitoring and Tuning

14 Sep 2012, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides guidance about how to configure, monitor, and manage your IBM System Storage® DS8800 and DS8700 storage systems to achieve optimum performance. It describes the DS8800 and DS8700 performance ...

IBM System Storage N series Data Compression and Deduplication: Data ONTAP 8.1 Operating in 7-Mode

28 Jul 2012, Redbooks ... One of the biggest challenges for companies today continues to be the cost of data storage, which is a large and rapidly growing IT expense. IBM® System Storage® N series incorporates a variety of storage efficiency technologies to help ...

IBM XIV Storage System with the Virtual I/O Server and IBM i

20 Feb 2012, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains how you can connect the IBM XIV® Storage System server to the IBM i operating system through the Virtual I/O Server (VIOS). A connection through the VIOS is especially of interest to IT centers that ...

Implementing the Storwize V7000 and the IBM System Storage SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch

15 Feb 2012, Redbooks ... In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we describe how these products can be combined to provide an encryption and virtualization solution: IBM System Storage® SAN32B-E4 Encryption Switch IBM Storwize® V7000 IBM ...

Deploying IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud

15 Dec 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ on Cloud. IBM Spectrum Accelerate on Cloud supplies a smart storage solution using servers on SoftLayer® cloud. It enables you to consume storage as a ...

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.7 Product Guide

17 Oct 2016, Product Guide ... The success or failure of businesses often depends on how well organizations use their data assets for competitive advantage. Deeper insights from data require better information technology. As organizations modernize their IT ...

Active Archive Implementation Guide with IBM Spectrum Scale Object and IBM Spectrum Archive

31 Mar 2016, Redpapers ... Enterprises are struggling to provide the right storage infrastructure to keep up with the explosion of unstructured data in addition to facing increased pressure to retain this data for an extended period of time. Object storage is ...

IBM FlashSystem V9000 in a VersaStack Environment

28 Oct 2015, Solution Guide ... VersaStack, an IBM and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM ...

Using XIV in OpenStack Environments

27 Feb 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a brief overview of OpenStack and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. It focuses on the use of OpenStack with the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. The illustration scenario in the paper uses the ...

LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Storage

29 Jul 2014, Redpapers ... 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, ...

IBM XIV Security with Data-at-Rest Encryption

11 Aug 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

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

22 Jul 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage

20 Oct 2015, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch for IBM System Storage®. The Cisco MDS 9396S 16G Multilayer Fabric Switch (Figure 1) is the latest generation of the high performance, high ...

IBM Spectrum Virtualize and IBM Spectrum Scale in an Enhanced Stretched Cluster Implementation

8 Jul 2015, Redpapers ... Business continuity and continuous application availability are among the top requirements for many organizations. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking have made enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology ...

IBM DS8870 Easy Tier Heat Map Transfer

23 Jun 2015, Redpapers ... 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 ...

Deploying IBM FlashSystem V840 Storage in a VMware and Cloud Environment

3 Sep 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how to implement a cloud-based solution with IBM FlashSystem™ V840 in a VMware and IBM Storage Integration Server environment. It walks the reader through planning, setup, configuration, and ...

IBM Assist On-site for Storage Overview

24 Dec 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a description and reference information for the IBM Assist On-site (AOS) software. It is intended for clients who want the benefit of the AOS advanced features, such as port forwarding, which ...

IBM System Storage TS7600 with ProtecTIER Version 3.3

7 Feb 2014, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G IBM ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM TS7620 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance Express. This solution consists ...

IBM DS8000: High-Performance Flash Enclosure

9 Dec 2015, Product Guide ... The high-performance flash enclosure (HPFE) is available for the IBM DS8870 and DS8880 models and offers integration and optimization of flash technology for mission-critical performance. The HPFE is a Redundant Array of Independent Disks ...

IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 7.6 Product Guide

8 Sep 2016, Product Guide ... Today’s information technology (IT) infrastructure is fully entwined with basic business operations, so crucial business questions become IT questions. What is it worth to stay ahead of the competition? What is a better online customer ...

IBM Hyper-Scale in XIV Storage

24 Nov 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

XIV Storage System Product Guide

5 Jan 2016, Product Guide ... The IBM XIV Storage System is a high-end flash optimized, fully scalable enterprise disk storage system that is based on a grid of standard hardware components. The architecture of the system is designed to deliver out-of-the box ...

DS8000 Cascading FlashCopy Design and Scenarios

14 Dec 2017, Redpapers ... 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 ...

Fabric Vision Technology

24 Jul 2017, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks product guide describes Fabric Vision technology. The use of virtualization, flash storage, and automation tools has allowed applications and services to be deployed faster while shattering performance barriers. The ...

Monitoring Overview for IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage Server

28 Jul 2017, Redpapers ... IBM® Spectrum Scale is software-defined storage for high-performance, large-scale workloads. IBM Spectrum™ Scale (formerly IBM General parallel file system or GPFS) is a scalable data and file management solution that provides a global ...

IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-6 Switch

24 Jul 2017, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® product guide describes the IBM Storage Networking SAN64B-6 switch. cloud infrastructures and growing flash-based storage environments by delivering market-leading Gen 6 Fibre Channel technology and capabilities. ...

Regain Control of your Environment with IBM Storage Insights

4 Mar 2017, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces you to the new, cloud-based IBM Spectrum Control™ Storage Insights (IBM Storage Insights, for short) offering, which is designed for small and medium businesses and organizations who need to ...

Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage Server

26 Oct 2017, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage Server as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum Scale™ technology, formerly IBM General ...

IBM Real Time Compression with IBM XIV Storage System Model 314

22 Feb 2017, Redpapers ... IBM® Real-time Compression™ is fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. Real-time Compression provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware. This technology also expands ...

Using IBM DS8000 in an OpenStack Environment

28 Dec 2017, Redpapers ... 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 to private or public clouds. Enabling OpenStack with DS8000 allows ...

VersaStack Solution for File Storage Using IBM Storwize V5030 and Windows Server 2016

7 Aug 2017, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication can help you understand how to implement VersaStack with IBM Storwize® V5030 and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 for file storage. This is one of two solutions, powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, that will ...

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

22 Feb 2017, Redpapers ... IBM® Real-time Compression™ is fully integrated in the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3 with software version 11.6. Real-time Compression provides the possibility to store 2 - 5 times more data per XIV system, without additional hardware. This ...

Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking

15 May 2017, Product Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide describes the Cisco MDS 9718 Multilayer Director for IBM Storage Networking (9710-E16). The MDS 9718 has the industry’s highest port density for a storage area network (SAN) director and features 768 ...

Monitoring and Managing the IBM Elastic Storage Server Using the GUI

14 Dec 2017, Redpapers ... 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 ...

Making Smart Storage Decisions for DB2 in a Flash and SSD World

24 Oct 2014, Redpapers ... The tight integration that IBM DB2® for z/OS® has with the IBM System z® architecture and the z/OS environment creates a synergy that allows DB2 to use advanced z/OS platform functions. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a brief ...

Implementing FlashSystem 840 with SAN Volume Controller

22 Sep 2014, Solution Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the benefits that are gained by integrating IBM FlashSystem™ 840 storage into IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller environments. Changes in the latest update as of 09/2014: -Updated to ...

IBM System Storage DS3500 Introduction and Implementation Guide

24 Oct 2011, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage® DS3500, providing an overview of its design and specifications, and describing in detail how to set up, configure, and administer it. This edition covers updates and ...

IBM Storage and the NVM Express Revolution

4 May 2017, Point-of-View ... With the increasing maturity and wider adoption of flash-based storage in data centers, the broader industry has recognized the need for standardized, efficient protocols and interfaces that are optimized for low-latency, performance-dense ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller Standby Storage Engine

19 Dec 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM DS8000 and DSCLIbroker

16 Oct 2015, Redpapers ... The DSCLIbroker is a scripting framework that automates Copy Services functions. The DSCLIbroker provides the following features: -- Grouping volumes according to applications or other context -- Simplifies the execution of Copy Services ...

IBM XIV Storage System Multi-Site Mirroring

15 Sep 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

Ready-to-use Virtual Appliance for Hands-on Spectrum Archive Evaluation

18 Jul 2016, Redpapers ... IBM® Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition for the IBM TS4500, IBM TS3500, and IBM TS3310 tape libraries provides seamless integration of IBM Linear Tape File System™ (LTFS) with IBM Spectrum™ Scale by creating an LTFS tape tier. You can run ...

Read Intensive Flash Drives

14 Jul 2016, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the configuration guidelines for using Read Intensive Flash Drives available from IBM with the IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ and IBM Storwize® family systems. The Read Intensive (RI) solid state drives ...

IBM Spectrum Scale in an OpenStack Environment

9 Jun 2016, Redpapers ... OpenStack is open source software that is widely used as a base with which to build cloud and infrastructure as a service solutions. OpenStack often is deployed on commodity hardware and used to virtualize various parts of the ...

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

28 Jan 2016, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM Spectrum Accelerate Reference Architecture

1 Sep 2015, Redpapers ... IBM® Spectrum™ Accelerate, a member of the IBM Spectrum Storage™ family is an agile, software-defined storage solution for enterprise and cloud that builds on the customer-proven and mature IBM XIV® storage software. The key characteristic ...

IBM Real-time Compression on the IBM XIV Storage System

11 May 2015, Redpapers ... 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 ...

Exploring the DS8870 RESTful API Implementation

10 Jul 2015, Redpapers ... 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 ...

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

30 Apr 2015, Redpapers ... 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® ...

Exploring RESTful API Support with XIV

16 Feb 2015, Redpapers ... Representational State Transfer (REST) is a simple stateless architecture that uses existing web technology and protocols, essentially Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). In the last few years, REST has emerged as a predominant web ...

SAN Volume Controller Second HBA Virtualization Feature

25 Jun 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

DS8000 Terms and Concepts

17 May 2005, Web Doc ... The DS8000 introduces new architecture design and virtualization concepts. This technote is a glossary of the specific terms used to describe the hardware and the virtualization hierarchy in the DS8000.

Hierarchical File System Usage Guide

6 Sep 2000, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication explains the recent performance enhancements in the DFSMS/MVS Hierarchical File System as used by OS/390 UNIX System Services. It shows you how to set up and manage sharing of HFS data sets in a sysplex and ...

Performance Metrics in TotalStorage Productivity Center Performance Reports

27 Feb 2008, Redpapers ... This Redpaper contains the TotalStorage Productivity Center performance metrics that are available for the Storage Subsystem performance reports and Switch performance reports. The metrics are listed by report in the order in which they ...

IBM System Storage N series and Digital Video Surveillance

23 Oct 2008, Redbooks ... In this IBM® Redbooks publication, we introduce Digital Video Surveillance (DVS) and the role that IBM plays in this industry. We provide the benefits of and define the role of the IBM System Storage™ N series in the DVS solution. We also ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager: LAN/WAN Backup; ServerFree Backup; LANFree Backup; and Split-Mirror Backup - What Does It All Mean?

26 Dec 2002, Web Doc ... This tip will define and help you to understand the terms: LAN/WAN backup; server-free backup; LAN-free backup; and split-mirror backup.

IBM System Storage DS3000: Introduction and Implementation Guide

26 Jun 2012, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM System Storage™ DS3000, providing an overview of its design and specifications, and describing in detail how to set up, configure, and administer it. Since the DS3000 has different disk ...

Backing up Microsoft SQL Server with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

27 Jun 2008, Redbooks ... 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 ...

IBM System Storage Solutions for Smarter Systems

21 Jul 2011, Redbooks ... IBM® offers storage solutions that address the key needs of storage efficiency and data protection and retention. This IBM Redbooks® publication shows that IBM has the technology, products, and services to help keep your storage systems ...

SAS Business Analytics Deployment on IBM POWER8 Processor-Based Systems: With IBM XIV Storage System and IBM FlashSystem

26 Oct 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the performance tuning guidelines that can help you successfully deploy SAS business analytics on IBM POWER8® processor-based servers. The paper describes the test environment, the testing that was ...

Combining IBM Storwize V7000 IP Replication and Oracle Data Guard: Reference Guide for Database and Storage Administrators

13 Oct 2015, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication combines Oracle Data Guard and IBM remote copy technologies and discusses the use of the near disaster and far disaster concepts that are best suited for customer environments. The Oracle Data Guard ...

IBM FlashSystem 820 Running in an IBM StorwizeV7000 Environment

10 Dec 2013, Solution Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of IBM FlashSystem™ 820 integrated as back-end storage with IBM Storwize V7000. The benefits of this solution include improved performance and decreased power usage as much as 50%.

IBM FlashSystem in IBM PureFlex System Environments

16 Sep 2013, Solution Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of an IBM FlashSystem™ storage system that is running in an IBM PureFlex™ System environment. We describe the basic components, performance, and benefits that are gained from a ...

Rapid Data Backup and Restore Using NFS on IBM ProtecTIER TS7620 Deduplication Appliance Express

14 Apr 2014, Solution Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide provides an overview of how to use the IBM TS7620 ProtecTIER® Deduplication Appliance Express and the Network Attached Storage (NAS) support for Linux- and UNIX-based client backup environments. The File ...

Designing a Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments Using IBM System Storage N series

6 Feb 2013, Solution Guide ... The IBM® System Storage® N series Reference Architecture provides deployment guidelines, workload estimates, and preferred practices for clients who want a proven IBM technology stack for VMware environments. The result is a Reference ...

IBM Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server

20 Jun 2014, Product Guide ... 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 ...

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

14 May 2014, Solution Guide ... 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 ...

Using the IBM DS8870 in an OpenStack Cloud Environment

21 Jan 2014, Solution Guide ... The IBM® DS8870 comes with characteristics and functions that make it an ideal storage foundation for building a workload-aware cloud, especially with the availability of the IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack. The IBM Storage Driver for ...

Implementing ProtecTIER 3.3 and IBM FlashSystem

12 Mar 2014, Solution Guide ... This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide describes the logistics and the benefits of implementing an IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway (TS7650G Gateway) running with IBM FlashSystem™ products as back-end storage.

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

8 Jun 2015, Solution Guide ... 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 ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller and IBM FlashSystem 820: Best Practices and Performance Capabilities

24 Jul 2013, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides information about the best practices and performance capabilities when implementing a storage solution using IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) with IBM FlashSystem™ 820. SVC is a ...

IBM DS8870 and NIST SP 800-131a Compliance

8 Apr 2014, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how the IBM DS8870 addresses compliance with the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-131a (SP 800-131a). This publication helps customers tailor and ...

IBM XIV Gen3 with IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and Storwize V7000

8 Jan 2014, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ describes preferred practices for attaching the IBM XIV® Storage System, Gen3, to either an IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) or IBM Storwize® Version 7000 virtual storage. It also explains what to ...

XIV Storage System: A look into Fibre Channel and iSCSI Performance

26 Feb 2014, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ publication presents the results of head-to-head performance testing of 10 Gb iSCSI and 8 Gb Fibre Channel accessing a Gen3 XIV® and running various workloads. The goal of these tests was to determine the relative ...

Reference Architectures for IBM Real-time Compression Technology

10 Jan 2014, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM XIV Storage System Product Guide

28 Jan 2015, Product Guide ... 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 ...

GPFS in the Cloud: Storage Virtualization with NPIV on IBM System p and IBM System Storage DS5300

29 Sep 2010, Redpapers ... The IBM® General Parallel Filesystem (GPFS™) is known for its performance, scalability, availability, and manageability features. It is the file system used in many High Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, scaling to thousands of ...

Windows Multipathing Options with System Storage N series

29 Apr 2011, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ provides a description of the various multipathing options available for iSCSI and Fibre Channel SANs on Microsoft® Windows® in conjunction with Data ONTAP®. The pros and cons of each solution are discussed with the ...

Thin Provisioning in an IBM SAN or IP SAN Enterprise Environment

28 Aug 2007, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper describes how to provision storage efficiently with IBM System Storage N series in a Fibre Channel or iSCSI deployment. Storage efficiency has historically been extremely low because of the difficulty provisioning or ...

Implementing the SVC in an OEM Environment

29 Mar 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks document describes how to plan and perform integration of the IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) in existing OEM storage environments. The first part of the book covers topics that apply to any OEM environment. It begins ...

Managing Unified Storage with IBM System Storage N series Operation Manager

4 Aug 2009, Redbooks ... 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, ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller 4.2.1 Cache Partitioning

30 Apr 2008, Redpapers ... 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 ...

An Introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet, and Fibre Channel over Convergence Enhanced Ethernet

18 Mar 2009, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper™ publication provides a brief introduction to Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and Fibre Channel over Convergence Enhanced Ethernet (FCoCEE).

VMware Multipathing with the SAN Volume Controller and the Causes of SCSI-2 Reservation Conflicts

18 Dec 2009, Redpapers ... In order to provide a reliable connection between VMware ESX hosts and their disk storage, multiple paths through the SAN are required. This is accomplished by using multiple host bus adapters (HBAs) on the host, multiple ports on the disk ...

IBM System Storage DS8000: z/OS Distributed Data Backup

16 Nov 2010, Redpapers ... Many IBM® customers have shown interest in a solution that allows them to use the powerful backup and restore facilities on their IBM System z® host to back up and restore LUNs created for open system hosts using a Fixed Block Architecture ...

DFSMS V1.10 and EAV Technical Guide

25 Sep 2009, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Space Reclamation in IBM XIV with Windows 2012

23 Jul 2013, Web Doc ... After a host writes to a thin provisioned volume, the physical capacity is allocated to the host file system. Unfortunately, if the host deletes the file, only the host file system frees up that space. The physical capacity of the storage ...

Configuring SDDPCM for High Availability

15 Oct 2012, Redpapers ... In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication we discuss new path management attributes that were added to the IBM Subsystem Device Driver Path Control Module (SDDPCM) for IBM AIX®. These new attributes and associated algorithms were developed to ...

IBM z/OS Metro/Global Mirror Incremental Resync

9 Jan 2009, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the Incremental Resynchronization (IR) enhancements to the z/OS® Global Mirror (zGM) copy function when used in conjunction with Metro Mirror in a multiple target three-site solution. This ...

IBM System Storage N series SnapVault Best Practices Guide

15 Aug 2007, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper guides you in implementing SnapVault technology. It provides step-by-step configuration examples, and gives recommendations to help you design an optimal SnapVault solution. This document is intended for field personnel ...

Using the SVC for Business Continuity

18 Sep 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of how you can use the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC) as the foundation for IT Business Continuity in your enterprise. This book will help you select the ...

IBM System Storage Business Continuity Solutions Overview

15 Feb 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication presents an overview and descriptions of IBM System Storage Business Continuity Solutions for Backup / Restore, Rapid Data Recovery, and Continuous Availability. IT Business Continuity concepts are discussed; ...

ILM Library: Information Lifecycle Management Best Practices Guide

4 Feb 2007, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on business requirements for information retention. We provide practical recommendations for implementing a robust information management strategy. We also investigate the interactions of the various ...

Entry SAN Switches: SAN16B-2 Implementation

8 May 2006, Redpapers ... A step-by-step guide to implementing the SAN16B-2 in a Windows and DS400 environment.

Disaster Recovery Solutions for IBM TotalStorage SAN File System

8 Jan 2006, Redbooks ... Disaster recovery is the ability to recover a data center at a different site if a disaster destroys the primary site or otherwise renders it inoperable. It is only one component of an overall business continuity plan. This IBM Redbooks ...

IBM System Storage N Series SnapMirror

26 Jul 2006, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the features and capabilities of SnapMirror, and describes how SnapMirror technology can be used in an IBM System Storage N Series environment to achieve enterprise data protection. SnapMirror ...

IBM System Storage DR550 V4.5 Setup and Implementation

7 Jul 2008, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication explores the characteristics of the various DR550 models with details about how the different elements are initially configured. It explains and illustrates the additional configuration tasks required to ...

Backing Up Databases Using ADSMPIPE and the TSM API: Examples Using Linux

10 Mar 2005, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper describes how you can use the IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager (TSM) application programming interface (API) with the ADSMPIPE utility to perform online backups of various databases. This process eliminates dumping data to a ...

IBM System Storage N series Hardware Reference

1 Apr 2010, Redpapers ... In this IBM® Redpaper™ publication we include reference figures that are useful for selecting the needed hardware (HW) features before installing and configuring the systems. In particular, we provide figures of: -- N series appliance ...

Introduction to IBM System Storage N series Data ONTAP 8.0

11 Jul 2010, Redpapers ... This IBM® Redpaper™ document provides an introduction to Data ONTAP® 8.0 7-mode. It describes the enhanced functionality in the latest release and gives step-by-step guidance for new installation and to upgrade from Data ONTAP 7G. IBM ...

Using the Linux NFS Client with IBM System Storage N series

28 May 2007, Redbooks ... This book will help you get the best from your Linux NFS clients when used in an environment that includes IBM System Storage N series products. It begins with a general discussion of Linux distributions and kernels, and includes a ...

IBM System Storage DS6000 Series: Architecture and Implementation

13 Nov 2006, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication describes the architecture, implementation, and setup of the IBM System Storage DS6000 series of storage servers. The book itemizes the information needed to plan a successful installation, both from the ...

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

18 Dec 2013, Solution Guide ... 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.

IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V4.1 Release Guide

18 Feb 2010, Redbooks ... IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center is a storage infrastructure management software product that can centralize, automate, and simplify the management of complex and heterogeneous storage environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication ...

IBM System Storage and Virtual File Manager

8 Dec 2008, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Setting up CIFS and Joining the Active Directory

28 Jan 2007, Redpapers ... This IBM Redpaper describes basic methods to join an IBM System Storage N series system with Data ONTAP to a Microsoft Active Directory domain with a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server.

IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center Advanced Topics

9 Jun 2009, Redbooks ... 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 ...

Introduction to Storage Infrastructure Simplification

20 Feb 2006, Redbooks ... This IBM Redbooks publication introduces Infrastructure Simplification. Infrastructure Simplification is the methodology of analyzing the complete enterprise: business processes, workflow environment end-to-end, and IT for ...

An Introduction to FlexClone Volumes

31 Jan 2006, Redpapers ... A N Series FlexClone volume is a writable point-in-time image of a FlexVol volume or another FlexClone volume. FlexClone volumes add a new level of agility and efficiency to storage operations. They take only a few seconds to create and ...

IBM System Storage TS7650, TS7650G, and TS7610

26 Oct 2011, Redbooks ... This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM solution for data deduplication, the IBM System Storage® TS7650G ProtecTIER® Deduplication Gateway, and the IBM System Storage TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance. This solution ...

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

18 Dec 2009, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Upgrade Path from Version 4.3.1 to 6.1

13 Dec 2010, Redpapers ... In recent years, IBM® has released the following major versions of IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) code: -- 4.3.1 at the end of 2008 -- 5.1 at the end of 2009 -- 6.1 at the end of 2010 It is possible that you have not kept ...

IBM SAN Volume Controller and Brocade Disaster Recovery Solutions for VMware

18 Dec 2009, Redpapers ... 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 ...

IBM DS8000 Series Easy Tier Volume Extent Allocation Chargeback Utility

6 Dec 2012, Redpapers ... IBM DS8000 Easy Tier® is an optional, no-charge feature of the IBM® System Storage® DS8700, DS8800, and DS8870. Easy Tier can move logical volume extents between disk ranks within an extent pool to provide automated hot spot management. ...

DS8000 Copy Services for IBM i with VIOS

18 Nov 2009, Redpapers ... IBM® System Storage™ DS8000® Copy Services provide functions for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions for an IBM i server. Many IBM i customers with natively connected DS8000 use Metro Mirror or Global Mirror functions to ...

DS8000: Introducing Solid State Drives

13 Jun 2011, Redpapers ... Solid State Drives (SSDs) are high-IOPS class enterprise storage devices targeted at business critical production applications that can benefit from high levels of fast-access storage. In addition to better IOPS performance, SSDs offer a ...

IBM System Storage DS8000 Series: IBM FlashCopy SE

23 Oct 2009, Redpapers ... In October 2007, IBM® announced a space efficient FlashCopy® capability for the DS8000™ platform. We call this new function IBM FlashCopy SE. It is a licensed function of the DS8000 family. It does not replace, but rather complements the ...

Get More Out of Your SAN with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

28 Jun 2005, Redbooks ... Storage Area Networks (SANs) have changed the way that data is moved, stored, and managed, allowing you to access your data faster and more efficiently. IBM Tivoli Storage Manager allows you to exploit your SAN infrastructure to ...

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager: Building a Secure Environment

27 Jun 2007, Redbooks ... Many people want to be famous, but nobody wants to hit the headlines in an incident resulting in the theft or misuse of their employees’ or clients’ confidential data. While the necessity of securing the confidentiality, integrity, and ...

Deployment Guide Series: IBM Tivoli Storage Manager V5.5

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