Using the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family in VMware Environments: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 25 January 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738455954
ISBN-13: 9780738455952
IBM Form #: REDP-5425-00
(180 pages)

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Authors: Markus Oscheka, Bert Dufrasne, Grant Kabobel, Abilio Oliveira


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between various VMware offerings and the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including IBM XIV® and IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R servers.

After reviewing different integration concepts and explaining general implementation aspects for attaching the IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ family to VMware ESXi deployments, the paper focuses on components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum Control™ Base Edition V3.1.

This paper is intended for planning to use or implementing the IBM Spectrum Accelerate family of storage systems in a VMware environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Accelerate family and VMware
Chapter 2. VMware integration
Chapter 3. Attaching VMware ESXi
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Control Base Edition software
Chapter 5. VMware Virtual Volumes
Chapter 6. vSphere Web Client
Chapter 7. VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Chapter 8. IBM Spectrum Control configuration for vRealize Orchestrator
Chapter 9. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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