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IBM Cloud Object Storage System Product Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 15 Jul 2019

Object storage is the primary storage solution used in the cloud and on-premises solutions as a central storage platform for unstructured data. IBM® Cloud Object Storage (COS) is a software-defined storage platform that breaks down barriers for storing massive amounts of data by optimizing the placement of data on commodity x86 servers across the enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the major features, use case scenarios, deployment options, configuration details, initial customization, performance, and scalability considerations of IBM Cloud Object Storage on-premises ... [more]


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IBM Personal Communications and IBM z/OS TTLS Enablement: Technical Enablement Series
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 23 May 2019, last updated 12 Jul 2019

The purpose of this document is to complete the task of introducing Transport Layer Security to z/OS® so IBM Personal Communications (PCOMM) uses TLS security. This document walks you through enabling Tunneled Transport Layer Security (TTLS) on your IBM z/OS for use with a PCOMM TN3270 connection. When you complete this task, you require a certificate to access your TN3270 PCOMM session. You work with the following products and components:

  • TN3270
  • TCPIP
  • PAGENT
  • INET (maybe)
  • IBM RACF®
This document assumes that the reader has extensive knowledge of ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Implementation Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 10 Jul 2019

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, whether on-premises, off-premises, or a combination of both. The initial release of IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This IBM Redpaper™ Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS architecture, and provides planning and implementation details of the common use cases ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 4 Apr 2019, last updated 9 Jul 2019

Today’s global organizations depend on the ability to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights. Thus, they unleash the power of demanding applications, including these:

  • Online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytical databases
  • Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs)
  • Technical computing applications
  • Cloud environments
Easy to deploy and manage, IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3 is designed to accelerate the applications that drive your ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Discover: Metadata Management for Deep Insight of Unstructured Storage
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 5 Jul 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a comprehensive overview of the IBM Spectrum™ Discover metadata management software platform. We give a detailed explanation of how the product creates, collects, and analyzes metadata. There are some in-depth use cases that show examples in the areas of analytics, governance, and optimization. We also provide step by step information to install and set-up the IBM Spectrum Discover trial environment. More than 80% of all data collected by organizations does not reside in a standard relational database. Instead, it is trapped in unstructured ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 4 Jul 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller (SVC), which is powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize V8.2.1. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had ... [more]


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IBM PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.3 for IBM AIX and V7.22 for Linux
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Jul 2019

This IBM Redbooks publication will help strengthen the position of the PowerHA SystemMirror for Linux solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems environment allowing customers a planned foundation for business resilient and disaster recovery for their IBM Power Systems infrastructure solutions. This book addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability and disaster recovery requirements for AIX and Linux on IBM Power Systems servers to help maximize systems' availability and resources and provide technical documentation to ... [more]


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IBM DB2 12 for z/OS Technical Overview
Data Management

Redbooks, published 13 Dec 2016, last updated 3 Jul 2019

IBM® DB2® 12 for z/OS® delivers key innovations that increase availability, reliability, scalability, and security for your business-critical information. In addition, DB2 12 for z/OS offers performance and functional improvements for both transactional and analytical workloads and makes installation and migration simpler and faster. DB2 12 for z/OS also allows you to develop applications for the cloud and mobile devices by providing self-provisioning, multitenancy, and self-managing capabilities in an agile development environment. DB2 12 for z/OS is also the first version of DB2 built for ... [more]


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IBM Hybrid Solution for Scalable Data Solutions using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 1 Jul 2019, last updated 2 Jul 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the scalable hybrid cloud solution for data agility and collaboration using IBM® Spectrum Scale across multiple public clouds. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management (AFM). The information in this document is distributed on an basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Spectrum Scale or IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management are supported and ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Private System Administrator's Guide
Cloud

Redbooks, published 1 May 2019, last updated 27 Jun 2019

IBM® Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing containerized applications across hybrid cloud environments, on-premises and public clouds. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image registry, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. This IBM Redbooks covers tasks performed by IBM Cloud Private system administrators such as installation for high availability, configuration, backup and restore, using persistent volumes, networking, security, logging and monitoring. Istio ... [more]


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Multicloud Storage as a Service using vRealize Automation and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 19 Jun 2019, last updated 27 Jun 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity and Storage as service by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, IBM Spectrum Connect, VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Automation and AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is ... [more]


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Deploying a Database Instance in an IBM Cloud Private Cluster on IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 27 Jun 2019

This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows you how to deploy a database instance within a container using an IBM® Cloud Private cluster on IBM Z®. A preinstalled IBM Spectrum™ Scale 5.0.3 cluster file system provides back-end storage for the persistent volumes bound to the database. A container is a standard unit of software that packages code and all its dependencies, so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. By default, containers are ephemeral. But stateful applications, such as databases, require some type of persistent storage that will survive ... [more]


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Best Practices for DS8000 and z/OS HyperSwap with Copy Services Manager
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 22 May 2019, last updated 21 Jun 2019

Many IBM® z/OS® customers require their applications to be available 24x7. Whether the business requirements are high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), or business continuity, IBM HyperSwap® technology can provide an adequate solution. HyperSwap is the industry standard and is provided as several different implementation options to meet the various business needs of the IBM System z® and z/OS customer base. IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) enables you to manage z/OS HyperSwap and helps you manage planned and unplanned actions in an z/OS environment from an open systems environment. ... [more]


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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems: High Availability and Disaster Recovery Implementation Updates
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 20 Jun 2019

This IBM Redbooks publication updates the Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, REDP-5443 (https://ibm.co/2KyagMc) with the latest technical content describing how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems high availability and disaster recovery using theoretical knowledge, and by way of sample scenarios. This book describes how all the pieces of the reference architecture work together (IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage, IBM Spectrum Scale, PowerHA SystemMirror for Linux, IBM VM Recovery Manager DR for Power Systems, and Linux ... [more]


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IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 19 Apr 2019, last updated 14 Jun 2019

Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the new cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Web Services (AWS). The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object storage. Because object storage ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for Blockchain Platform Version 1.2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Jun 2019

This Blueprint is intended to define the infrastructure that is required for a blockchain remote peer and to facilitate the deployment of IBM Blockchain Platform on IBM Cloud Private using that infrastructure. This infrastructure includes the necessary document handler components, such as IBM Blockchain Document Store, and covers the required storage for on-chain and off-chain blockchain data. To complete these tasks, you must have a basic understanding of each of the used components or have access the correct educational material to gain that ... [more]


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Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 11 Jun 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storwize® or IBM FlashSystem storage devices are supported and entitled and where the ... [more]


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IBM Power System E980: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2018, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S) server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems (OSes). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E980 offerings and relevant functions:

  • The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.55 - 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
  • Supports up to 64 TB memory.
  • Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 Product Guide (Version 12.3.2)
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Dec 2018, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000Model 425, with IBM FlashSystem A9000 Software V12.3.2. Software version 12.3.2, with Hyper-Scale Manager version 5.6 or later, introduces support for VLAN tagging and port trunking. IBM FlashSystem A9000 storage system uses the IBM FlashCore® technology to help realize higher capacity and improved response times over disk-based systems and other competing flash and solid-state drive (SSD)-based storage. The extreme performance of IBM FlashCore ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000R Product Guide (Version 12.3.2)
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Dec 2018, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000R Model 415 and Model 425, with IBM FlashSystem A9000R Software V12.3.2. Software version 12.3.2, with Hyper-Scale Manager version 5.6 or later, introduces support for VLAN tagging and port trunking.. IBM FlashSystem A9000R is a grid-scale, all-flash storage platform designed for industry leaders with rapidly growing cloud storage and mixed workload environments to help drive your business into the cognitive era. FlashSystem A9000R provides consistent, ... [more]


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