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IBM DS8880 Architecture and Implementation (Release 8.3)
Disk storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 12 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8880 family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8880 systems. The IBM DS8000® family is a high-performance, high-capacity, highly secure, and resilient series of disk storage systems. The DS8880 family is the latest and most advanced of the DS8000 offerings to date. The high availability, multiplatform support, including IBM z Systems®, and simplified management tools help provide a cost-effective path to an on-demand ... [more]


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IBM DS8880 Product Guide (Release 8.3)
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 11 Oct 2017, last updated 12 Oct 2017

This IBM Redbooks® Product Guide gives an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM DS8880 models running microcode Release 8.3 (License Machine Code 7.8.3x.xxx). The IBM DS8880 architecture relies on powerful IBM POWER8® processor-based servers that manage the cache to streamline disk input/output (I/O), maximizing performance and throughput. These capabilities are further enhanced with the availability of the second generation of high-performance flash enclosures (HPFE Gen-2). The IBM DS8888, DS8886, and DS8884 models excel at supporting the IBM Z Enterprise ... [more]


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Monitoring and Managing the IBM Elastic Storage Server Using the GUI
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 11 Oct 2017

The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM Spectrum Scale system using an IBM Elastic Storage Server (ESS). The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI is a web application that runs on common web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. It uses Java Script and AJAX technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. Therefore, no client-side installation is required to use the GUI. This Redpaper provides detailed information about the ESS GUI features. This edition applies to IBM Elastic Storage Server version ... [more]


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Monitoring and Managing IBM Spectrum Scale Using the GUI
Tape storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 11 Oct 2017

The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM Spectrum Scale system. The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI is a web application that runs on common web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. It uses Java Script and AJAX technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. Therefore, no client-side installation is required to use the GUI. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of the architecture and features of the IBM Spectrum Scale GUI. It includes information about how to install and ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 EasyTier (for DS8880 R8.3 or later)
Disk storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 3 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the concepts and functions of IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® and explains its practical use with the IBM System Storage DS8880 at code level R8.3. Easy Tier is designed to automate data placement throughout the storage system disks pool. It enables the system to (automatically and without disruption to applications) relocate data (at the extent level) across up to three drive tiers. The process is fully automated. Easy Tier also automatically rebalances extents among ranks within the same tier, removing workload skew between ranks, even within ... [more]


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DS8880 High Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2
Flash storage

Draft Product Guide, last updated 3 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 (HPFE Gen2). HPFE Gen2 is a flash enclosure with flash drives and associated Flash RAID adapter, for use with the DS8880 models.


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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 3 Oct 2017

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization’s IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize Considerations for PCI-DSS Compliance
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 3 Oct 2017

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is the global information security standard for organizations that process, store, or transmit data with any of the major credit card brands. More and more organizations are looking for compliance with this standard. This IBM® Redpaper™ describes how the features and functions of IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize help organizations towards compliance of their IT infrastructure on relevant areas of the PCI-DSS standard. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ is the software common to all IBM Storwize® products such as IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), IBM ... [more]


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Building a Software-Defined Cloud with IBM PowerVM Systems
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Aug 2017, last updated 29 Sep 2017

The aim of this document is to provide the reader with a concrete example and implementation details to build out a fully software-defined cloud on IBM® Power Systems™. This guide uses the following technologies to build this cloud:

  • IBM Power System S822: At least one server, but three or more are preferred. Provides the hardware for cloud compute, storage, and networking.
  • IBM PowerVM®: A hypervisor that runs Linux, AIX®, and IBM i operating systems.
  • IBM Spectrum™ Scale: Software-defined storage software that is built for scale and high performance.
  • IBM ... [more]


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Digital Transformation with IBM Application Discovery
Application Platform

Redpaper, published 28 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes how IBM Application Discovery (AD) complements IBM z/OS® Connect Enterprise Edition and IBM Developer for z Systems® in making older mainframe applications available to the digital world. By using a sample scenario, this publication primarily focuses on how the functionality of AD can be used to discover application programming interface (API) candidates and how z/OS Connect can easily create an API out of the mainframe program. It also describes how IBM Developer for z Systems acts as the tool that links the entire ... [more]


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IBM Power System S822LC for High Performance Computing Introduction and Technical Overview
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Oct 2016, last updated 28 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System™ S822LC for High Performance Computing (HPC) server (8335-GTB model). The S822LC for HPC server is designed for high-performance computing applications that support the Linux operating system and high-performance data analytics, the enterprise data center, and accelerated cloud deployments. This paper introduces the major innovative S822LC for HPC server features and their relevant functions:

  • Powerful IBM POWER8® processors that offer 16 cores at 3.259 GHz with 3.857 GHz turbo ... [more]


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IBM Copy Services Manager Implementation Guide
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 28 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an overview of IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) for IBM Z and open systems, and documents a set of scenarios for using IBM Copy Services manager to automate and manage replication tasks based on IBM Storage. This book reviews and explains the usage of copy services functions and describes how these functions are implemented in IBM Copy Services Manager. IBM Copy Services Manager key concepts, architecture, session types and usage, and new functionality as of IBM Copy Services Manager version 6.1 are also ... [more]


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Zero to Cognitive
Analytics

Course, published 27 Sep 2017

This video series lets anyone get started easily with IBM Bluemix and the IBM Watson services, developed and presented by IBM Distinguished Engineer and CTO Bob Dill. This twelve part video series lets you learn how to build cognitive applications using the IBM Bluemix Cloud.


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IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2017, last updated 26 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and provides a broad understanding of the new IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems™ solution. The IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery (DR) mechanism for virtual machines (VMs) running on an IBM POWER7® processor-based server or later. This document describes various components, subsystems, and tasks that are associated with the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution. This book is targeted at ... [more]


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Developing Node.js Applications on IBM Bluemix
Cloud

Redbooks, published 16 Aug 2017, last updated 25 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication explains how to create various applications based on Node.js and run them on IBM Bluemix®. In this book, you will do the following activities:

  • Develop a Hello World application in Node.js, executing on IBM Bluemix. Through this activity, you can learn about these technologies:
    • IBM SDK for Node.js
    • Eclipse Orion Web IDE
  • Use asynchronous callback
  • Create an Express application
  • Build a rich user interface application by using AngularJS based in Node.js
This book is for beginner and experienced ... [more]


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IBM z14 Configuration Setup
z Systems

Redbooks, published 25 Sep 2017

IThis IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z14. The z14 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM Z technology and terminology. For more information about the functions of the z14, see IBM z14 ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 1
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 22 Sep 2017

The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. Whether you want to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your online business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. Volume 1 provides an updated ... [more]


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IBM DS8870 Architecture and Implementation (Release 7.5)
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 2 Jul 2015, last updated 19 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8870. The WhitepaperRedpaperbook provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8870. The IBM DS8870 is the most advanced model in the IBM DS8000® series and is equipped with IBM POWER7+™ based controllers. Various configuration options are available that scale from dual 2-core systems up to dual 16-core systems with up to 1 TB of cache. The DS8870 features an integrated High-Performance Flash Enclosure (HPFE) with flash cards that can ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
z Systems

Redbooks, published 17 Jul 2017, last updated 19 Sep 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z family of mainframes, which includes these systems:

  • IBM z14
  • IBM z13®
  • IBM z13s™
  • IBM zEnterprise® EC12 (zEC12)
  • IBM zEnterprise BC12 (zBC12)
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their data center ... [more]


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IBM Db2 12 for z/OS Performance Topics
Information Management

Redbooks, published 19 Sep 2017

Db2 12 for IBM z/OS® delivers several significant business values, such as cost reductions, scalability improvement, and improved application enablement for cloud and mobile environment. Db2 12 also introduces a foundation of continuous delivery. In continuous delivery, new capabilities and enhancements, including performance features, are delivered through function levels without waiting for a new release. Function levels 100 and 500 activate the initial set of enhancements and capabilities in Db2 12. For migration from Db2 11, most new capabilities become available in Db2 12 only after the ... [more]


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