IBM SONAS Implementation Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 26 June 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738440612
ISBN-13: 9780738440613
IBM Form #: SG24-7962-01
(704 pages)

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Authors: Megan Gilge, Marcos Figueiredo Jr, Daesung Kim, Mary Lovelace, Bill Marshall, Gabor Penzes, Ravikumar Ramaswamy, Joa Roa, John Tarella, Michael Taylor, Shradha Nayak Thakare


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 performance, and high availability.

SONAS provides a range of reliable, scalable storage solutions for various storage requirements. These capabilities are achieved by using network access protocols such as Network File System (NFS), Common Internet File System (CIFS), Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and Secure Copy Protocol (SCP). Using built-in RAID technologies, all data is well-protected with options to add more protection through mirroring, replication, snapshots, and backup. These storage systems are also characterized by simple management interfaces that make installation, administration, and troubleshooting uncomplicated and straightforward.

This IBM Redbooks® publication is the companion to IBM SONAS Best Practices, SG24-8051. It is intended for storage administrators who have ordered their SONAS solution and are ready to install, customize, and use it. It provides backup and availability scenarios information about configuration and troubleshooting. This book applies to IBM SONAS Version 1.5.5. It is useful for earlier releases of IBM SONAS as well.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Installation planning
Chapter 2. Installation and configuration for a SONAS appliance with DDN
Chapter 3. Installation and configuration for SONAS Gateway solutions
Chapter 4. Authentication
Chapter 5. IBM Active Cloud Engine
Chapter 6. Backup and recovery, availability, and resiliency functions
Chapter 7. SONAS administration
Chapter 8. Monitoring
Chapter 9. Troubleshooting, hints, and tips

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