FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R, XIV and Spectrum Accelerate with IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 29 December 2016, updated 06 January 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738455857
ISBN-13: 9780738455853
IBM Form #: REDP-5408-00
(94 pages)

Authors: Markus Oscheka, Roger Eriksson, Stephen Solewin


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes preferred practices for attaching members of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including the IBM XIV® Gen3 Storage System, IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and other Spectrum Accelerate based deployments, to either an IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller or IBM Storwize® V7000 system. The paper also explains what to consider for data migration when done in combination with an SVC or a Storwize V7000 system.

In addition, this publication describes data reduction, and where it is appropriate to enable data reduction.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Accelerate family and IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller attachment
Chapter 2. IBM XIV Gen3 with IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
Chapter 3. IBM FlashSystem A9000 or IBM FlashSystem A9000R with IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Accelerate with IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize V7000
Chapter 5. Data movement concepts with SAN Volume Controller and the IBM Spectrum Accelerate family

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