Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 28 December 2018

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Authors: Detlef Helmbrecht, Jim Cioffi, David Gimpl, Jon Herd, Christian Karpp, Katja Kratt, Eike Schenk


Today’s global organizations depend on being able to unlock business insights from massive volumes of data. Now, with IBM® FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, powered by IBM FlashCore® technology, they can make faster decisions based on real-time insights and unleash the power of the most demanding applications, including online transaction processing (OLTP) and analytics databases, virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), technical computing applications, and cloud environments.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces clients to the IBM FlashSystem® 900 Model AE3. It provides in-depth knowledge of the product architecture, software and hardware, implementation, and hints and tips. Also illustrated are use cases that show real-world solutions for tiering, flash-only, and preferred-read, and also examples of the benefits gained by integrating the FlashSystem storage into business environments.

This book is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators, and for anyone who wants to understand how to implement this exciting technology.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to FlashSystem
Chapter 2. IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3 architecture
Chapter 3. Planning
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Non Volatile Memory express
Chapter 6. IBM FlashSystem 900 client host attachment and implementation
Chapter 7. Using IBM FlashSystem 900
Chapter 8. Configuring settings
Chapter 9. Product integration
Chapter 10. Capacity Planning and Monitoring
Chapter 11. Use cases and solutions
Chapter 12. Hints and tips

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