Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1

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Authors: Jack Armstrong, Tiago Bastos, Pawel Brodacki, Markus Döllinger, Jon Herd, Sergey Kubin, Carsten Larsen, Hartmut Lonzer, Jon Tate


Organizations of all sizes face the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 systems provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges.

The IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 deliver efficient, entry-level configurations that are designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses. Designed to provide organizations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, the system offers advanced software capabilities that are found in more expensive systems. This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals and storage administrators. It applies to the IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 and IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1.

Note: This edition applies to IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1 and the associated hardware and software detailed within. Note that the screen captures included within this book might differ from the generally available (GA) version, because parts of this book were written with pre-GA code. On 11th February 2020 IBM announced that it was simplifying its portfolio. This book was written using previous models of the product line before the simplification; however, most of the general principles will apply. If you are in any doubt as to their applicability then you should work with your local IBM representative.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Planning
Chapter 2. Initial configuration
Chapter 3. Graphical user interface overview
Chapter 4. Storage pools
Chapter 5. Volumes
Chapter 6. Hosts
Chapter 7. Storage migration
Chapter 8. Advanced features for storage efficiency
Chapter 9. Advanced Copy Services
Chapter 10. Ownership Groups
Chapter 11. Encryption
Chapter 12. RAS, monitoring, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering
Appendix B. CLI setup
Appendix C. Terminology

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