IBM System Storage DS8000 Easy Tier Server

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 08 August 2013

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ISBN-10: 0738451053
ISBN-13: 9780738451053
IBM Form #: REDP-5013-00
(94 pages)

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Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Bruno Anderson Barbosa, Peter Cronauer, Delmar Demarchi, Hans-Paul Drumm, Ronny Eliahu, Xin Liu, Michael Stenson


IBM® Easy Tier® Server is one of several Easy Tier enhancements introduced with the IBM DS8000® Licensed Machine Code 7.7.10.xx.xx. Easy Tier Server is a unified storage caching and tiering solution across IBM AIX® servers and supported direct-attached storage (DAS) flash drives. Easy Tier Server manages placing a copy of the “hottest” volume extents on flash drives attached to an AIX server. Data can be read directly from flash drives local to the application host rather than from cache or disk drives in the DS8870, while maintaining other advanced feature functions.

This IBM Redpaper™ publication explains the Easy Tier Server concept and explores key aspects of its architecture, design, and implementation.

From a more practical standpoint, this publication also contains numerous illustrations and examples that help you set up, manage, and monitor Easy Tier Server.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Easy Tier Server overview
Chapter 2. Easy Tier Server concepts and architecture
Chapter 3. Planning for Easy Tier Server
Chapter 4. Easy Tier Server implementation
Chapter 5. Managing Easy Tier Server
Chapter 6. Easy Tier Server monitoring

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