IBM System Storage and Virtual File Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 October 2008, updated 08 December 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431575
ISBN-13: 9780738431574
IBM Form #: SG24-7597-00
(550 pages)

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Authors: Alex Osuna, Murillo Bernardes, Silvio Martins, Shri Seshadri, Shahid Shaikh


This IBM Redbooks publication describes how IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) logically aggregates user file data distributed across heterogeneous environments and provides administrators with tools and policies to automate data management.

VFM is designed to provide data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management, and disaster recovery while avoiding disruption to users. VFM provides this functionality through automated policy-based data management leveraging a global namespace.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM System Storage N series
Chapter 3. Preparation
Chapter 4. IBM VFM software and hardware requirements
Chapter 5. DFS namespace
Chapter 6. Installation
Chapter 7. Intelligent data movement
Chapter 8. Migration
Chapter 9. Life cycle management with VFM
Chapter 10. Replication
Chapter 11. Disaster recovery
Chapter 12. Adding IBM N series storage to VFM
Chapter 13. Reporting
Chapter 14. VFM best practices and troubleshooting

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