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IBM DS8910F Model 993 Rack Mounted Storage System
Flash storage

Draft Redpaper, last updated 22 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redpaper publication presents and positions the IBM DS8910F Model 993. The modular system can be integrated into 15U contiguous space of an existing IBM z14® Model ZR1 (z14 Model ZR1), IBM LinuxONE Rockhopper II (z14 Model LR1), or other standard 19-inch wide rack. The DS8910F allows you to take advantage of the performance boost of all-flash systems and advanced features while limiting datacenter footprint and power infrastructure requirements. For information on other DS8900F models, see IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation, ... [more]


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OpenShift OKD on IBM LinuxONE, Installation Guide
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 20 Oct 2019, last updated 22 Nov 2019

This document provides the step-by-step instructions for installing OpenShift OKD 3.10 on LinuxONE. The intended audience is Systems Architects and Specialists who design, size, and implement solutions on IBM® infrastructures.


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Getting started with z/OS Container Extensions and Docker
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 13 Nov 2019, last updated 22 Nov 2019

IBM® z/OS® Container Extensions (IBM zCX) is a new feature of the next version of the IBM z/OS Operating System (z/OS V2.4). It makes it possible to run Linux on IBM Z® applications that are packaged as Docker container images on z/OS. Application developers can develop, and data centers can operate, popular open source packages, Linux applications, IBM software, and third-party software together with z/OS applications and data. This IBM Redbooks® publication helps you to understand the concepts, business perspectives and reference architecture for installing, tailoring, and configuring zCX ... [more]


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IBM z14 Model ZR1 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 19 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z14® Model ZR1 (Machine Type 3907). The z14 ZR1 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 ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 SafeGuarded Copy
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2018, last updated 13 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication explains the IBM DS8000 Safeguarded Copy functionality. With Safeguarded Copy, organizations have the ability to improve their cyber resiliency by frequently creating protected point-in-time backups of their critical data, with minimum impact and effective resource utilization. The paper introduces Safeguarded Copy and discusses the need for logical corruption protection (LCP) and information about regulatory requirements. It presents the general concepts of LCP, and then explore various use cases for recovery. The paper is intended for IT security ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 12 Nov 2019

The IBM® Elastic Storage Server GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM ESS system. It is a web application that runs on common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The ESS GUI uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. This IBM Redpaper publication provides a broad understanding of the architecture and features of the ESS GUI. It includes information about how to install and configure the GUI and in-depth information about the use of the GUI options. The primary audience for ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 3 Jun 2019, last updated 7 Nov 2019

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage ... [more]


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SAP Landscape Management 3.0 and IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 7 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redpaper publication is part of a series of technical documentation to help the enablement of SAP on Linux for IBM Power Systems servers and IBM System Storage™ servers. This book describes how by using SAP Landscape Management (SAP LaMa) 3.0 software that clients gain full visibility and control over their SAP and non-SAP systems, including the underlying physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. With SAP LaMa, you can automate repetitive tasks to manage critical applications across complex, hybrid IT landscapes. This publication helps you to better control IT costs and ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9100 Blueprint Version 2 Release 2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 Nov 2019

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem® 9100 and its parameters. The document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that host the EHR application. To complete the tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem 9100 and Epic applications. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 6 Nov 2019

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprint (https://ibm.biz/IBMSpectrumProtectPlusBlueprints) provides guidance about how to build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper publication is to summarize and complement ... [more]


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A Guide to JES3 to JES2 Migration
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 6 Nov 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information to help clients that have JES3 and want to migrate to JES2. It provides a comprehensive list of the differences between the two job entry subsystems and provides information to help you determine the migration effort and actions. This book considers the features of JES2 as available on releases of IBM z/OS® V2R3 and V2R4. It should be used with JES3 to JES2 Migration Considerations, SG24-8083. This publication is divided into three parts:

  • Part 1, “Planning to migrate from JES3 to JES2” on page 1, gives you ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Blockchain Platform for Multicloud
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 10 Oct 2019, last updated 5 Nov 2019

IBM Blockchain Platform for Multicloud enables users to deploy the platform across public and private clouds, such as the IBM Cloud™, your own data center, and third-party public clouds, such as AWS and Microsoft Azure. It provides a blockchain console user interface that you can use to deploy and manage blockchain components on an IBM Cloud Private cluster. This IBM Redbooks™ publication discusses the major features, use case scenarios, deployment options, configuration details, performance and scalability considerations of IBM Blockchain Platform for Multicloud. We also cover ... [more]


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Implementing IBM VM Recovery Manager for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 29 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM VM Recovery Manager for Power Systems, and addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) requirements for IBM AIX® and Linux on IBM Power Systems servers to help maximize systems' availability and resources, and provide technical documentation to transfer the how-to skills to users and support teams. The IBM VM Recovery Manager for Power Systems product is an easy to use and economical HA and DR solution. Automation software, installation services, and remote-based software support help ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 24 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15 (machine type 8561). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, as well as supported Operating Systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This book explains how this system uses new innovations and traditional Z strengths to ... [more]


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Creating Data Reduction Pools with IBM FlashSystem 9100
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 23 Oct 2019

When you are using IBM® FlashCore Modules with IBM FlashSystem® 9100, for most use cases the best practice is to use Data Reduction Pools with fully allocated volumes. This sheet guides you through the process to create these volumes.


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Monitoring and Managing IBM Spectrum Scale Using the GUI
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 18 Oct 2019, last updated 20 Oct 2019

The IBM® Spectrum Scale GUI provides an easy way to configure and monitor various features that are available with the IBM Spectrum® Scale system. It is a web application that runs on common web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI uses Java Script and Ajax technologies to enable smooth and desktop-like interfacing. 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 configure the GUI and in-depth information about the use of the GUI ... [more]


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Cognitive Computing Featuring the IBM Power System AC922
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 17 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the advantages of using IBM Power System AC922 for cognitive solutions, and how it can enhance clients’ businesses. In order to optimize the hardware and software, IBM partners with NVIDIA, Mellanox, H2O.ai, SQream, Kinetica, and other prominent companies to design the Power AC922 server, specifically enhanced for the cognitive era. Most of its outstanding hardware features, such as NVIDIA NVLink 2.0 and PCIe 4.0, are described in this publication to illustrate the advantages that clients can realize in comparison with IBM competitors. We also ... [more]


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Maximizing Security with LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 16 Oct 2019

LinuxONE is a hardware system designed to support and exploit the Linux operating system based on the value of its unique underlying architecture. LinuxONE can be used within a private and multi-cloud environment to support a range of workloads and service a variety of needs. On LinuxONE, security is built into both the hardware and software. This IBM® Redpaper publication gives a broad understanding of how to leverage the various security features that exploit and complement the LinuxONE hardware security features, such as these:

  • Hardware accelerated encryption of data, delivered ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Erasure Code Edition: Planning and Implementation Guide
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 15 Oct 2019, last updated 15 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redpaper introduces the IBM Spectrum® Scale Erasure Code Edition (ECE) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. ECE is designed to run on any commodity server that meets the ECE minimum hardware requirements. ECE provides all the functionality, reliability, scalability, and performance of IBM Spectrum Scale with the added benefit of network-dispersed IBM Spectrum Scale RAID, which provides data protection, storage efficiency, and the ability to manage storage in hyperscale environments that are composed from commodity hardware. In this publication, we ... [more]


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IBM z15 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 8 Oct 2019, last updated 9 Oct 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely. It also provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry-standard footprint. The z15 system excels at the following tasks: [


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