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IBM Spectrum Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6 Installation and Configuration Guide
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 16 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you with the planning, installation, and configuration of the new IBM Spectrum™ Archive Enterprise Edition V1.2.6 for the IBM TS3310, IBM TS3500, IBM TS4300, and IBM TS4500 tape libraries. IBM Spectrum Archive™ EE enables the use of the LTFS for the policy management of tape as a storage tier in an IBM Spectrum Scale™ based environment. It helps encourage the use of tape as a critical tier in the storage environment. This is the fifth edition of IBM Spectrum Archive Installation and Configuration Guide. IBM Spectrum Archive EE V1.2.6 supports IBM ... [more]

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IBM FlashSystem V9000 Version 8.1 Product Guide
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 16 Mar 2018

This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide describes IBM FlashSystem® V9000, which is a comprehensive all-flash enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore™ technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage features, including IBM Real-time Compression™, dynamic tiering, thin provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwap® for high availability. Scale out scale up configurations can now add a hot spare node to further enhance availability. With the release of FlashSystem V9000 Software V8.1, extra ... [more]

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LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 16 Mar 2018

The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password authentication with a centralized directory-based approach. This IBM Redpaper™ publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides the information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication mechanism that is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Starting with DS8000 Release 7.5, directory-based authentication relies on IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) that provides the interface (the CSM LDAP ... [more]

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IBM CICS Performance Series: CICS TS for z/OS V5 Performance Report
Application Integration

Redbooks, published 15 Mar 2018

This IBM Redbooks® publication gives a broad understanding of several important concepts that are used when describing IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) for IBM z/OS (CICS TS) performance. This publication also describes many of the significant performance improvements that can be realized by upgrading your environment to the most recent release of CICS TS. This book targets the following audience:

  • Systems Architects wanting to understand the performance characteristics and capabilities of a specific CICS TS release.
  • Capacity Planners and Performance Analysts wanting to ... [more]

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IBM Storage Networking SAN512B-6 and SAN256B-6 Directors
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 11 Oct 2016, last updated 13 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® product guide describes the IBM Storage Networking SAN512B-6 (8961-F08) and SAN256B-6 (8961-F04) directors and the IBM b-type Gen 6 Extension Blade (FC 3892, 3893). Digital transformation is pushing mission-critical storage environments to the limit, with users expecting data to be accessible from anywhere, at any time, on any device. Faced with exponential data growth, the network must evolve to enable businesses to thrive in this new era. A new approach to storage networking is needed to enable databases, virtual servers, desktops, and critical applications, and to ... [more]

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IBM PowerAI: Deep Learning Unleashed on IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2018, last updated 13 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide about the IBM PowerAI Deep Learning solution. This book provides an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL), IBM PowerAI, and components of IBM PowerAI, deploying IBM PowerAI, guidelines for working with data and creating models, an introduction to IBM Spectrum™ Conductor Deep Learning Impact (DLI), and case scenarios. IBM PowerAI started as a package of software distributions of many of the major DL software frameworks for model training, such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and the associated libraries, such as ... [more]

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Enhancing the IBM Power Systems Platform with IBM Watson Services
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 12 Mar 2018

This IBM Redbooks publication provides an introduction to the Power processor architecture. It describes the IBM Power processor and IBM Power Systems. Highlighting the advantages and benefits of IBM Power Systems, IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux on Power. This publication showcases typical busines scenarios that are powered by Power Systems. It provides an introduction to the Artificial Intellegence (AI) capabilities that Watson™ services enables, and how these AI capabiliites can be augmented into existing applications. Making use of an agile aproach to embed intelligence into every ... [more]

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Getting Started with z/OS Data Set Encryption
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 7 Mar 2018

Note that this IBM® Redbooks® publication is under construction. New versions of the draft will be released periodically. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a broad explanation of IBM Z pervasive encryption with a focus on z/OS® data set encryption. It shows how the various hardware and software components interact to enable z/OS data set encryption. In addition, this book concentrates on the planning of the environment and offers implementation, configuration, and operational examples that can be used in z/OS data set encryption environments. This publication is useful to IT ... [more]

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IBM DS8880 Data-at-rest Encryption
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 21 Jul 2016, last updated 6 Mar 2018

IBM® experts recognize the need for data protection, both from hardware or software failures, and also from physical relocation of hardware, theft, and retasking of existing hardware. The IBM DS8880 supports encryption-capable hard disk drives (HDDs) and flash drives. These Full Disk Encryption (FDE) drive sets are used with key management services that are provided by IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software or Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure to allow encryption for data-at-rest on a DS8880. Use of encryption technology involves several considerations that are critical for you to understand to ... [more]

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IBM Power System AC922 Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Draft Redpaper, last updated 5 Mar 2018

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System AC922 server (8335-GTG and 8335-GTW models). The AC922 server is the next generation of the IBM Power processor based systems, designed for deep learning and artificial intelligence, high-performance analytics, and high-performance computing. This paper introduces the major innovative AC922 server features and their relevant functions:

  • Powerful IBM POWER9™ processors that offer 16 cores at 2.6 GHz with 3.09 GHz turbo performance or 20 cores at 2.0 GHz with 2.87 GHz turbo
  • IBM CAPI ... [more]


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