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

Draft Redpapers, 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 Redpapers, 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 Redpapers, 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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