Using the IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family in VMware Environments: IBM XIV, IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM Spectrum Accelerate

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 03 May 2018, updated 04 February 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738456802
ISBN-13: 9780738456805
IBM Form #: REDP-5425-01
(188 pages)

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Authors: Markus Oscheka, Bert Dufrasne, Grant Kabobel, Abilio Oliveira


This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a brief overview of synergistic aspects between various VMware offerings and the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family, including IBM XIV® and IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R servers.

After reviewing different integration concepts and explaining general implementation aspects for attaching the IBM Spectrum Accelerate™ family to VMware ESXi deployments, the paper focuses on components that are enabled by IBM Spectrum Connect v3.4.

This paper is intended for planning to use or implementing the IBM Spectrum Accelerate family of storage systems in a VMware environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM Spectrum Accelerate family and VMware
Chapter 2. VMware integration
Chapter 3. Attaching VMware ESXi
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Connect software
Chapter 5. VMware Virtual Volumes
Chapter 6. vSphere Web Client
Chapter 7. VMware vRealize Operations Manager
Chapter 8. IBM Spectrum Connect configuration for vRealize Orchestrator
Chapter 9. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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