IBM SONAS Best Practices

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 25 September 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738439770
ISBN-13: 9780738439778
IBM Form #: SG24-8051-00
(324 pages)

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Authors: Megan Gilge, Balazs Benyovszky, David Denny, Mary Lovelace, Bill Marshall, Gabor Penzes, Ravikumar Ramaswamy, Joe Roa, John Sing, John Tarella, Michael Taylor, Shradha Nayak Thakare


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 information gained by those who implement and support SONAS.

These preferred practices are based on hands-on experience from the field. Monitoring of the SONAS system is included. This IBM Redbooks publication provides information about IBM SONAS features and function at the 1.5.1 level.

This book is the companion to the IBM SONAS Implementation Guide, SG24-7962 IBM Redbooks publication. It is intended for readers who have implemented SONAS and are responsible for daily administration and monitoring.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Planning preferred practices
Chapter 2. Authentication
Chapter 3. Networking
Chapter 4. Storage configuration
Chapter 5. File system configuration
Chapter 6. Shares, exports, and protocol configuration
Chapter 7. Data protection
Chapter 8. Monitoring
Chapter 9. Troubleshooting and support

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