IBM DS8900F Product Guide Release 9.3

An IBM Redbooks Product Guide

Published 20 June 2022, updated 22 June 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460648
ISBN-13: 9780738460642
IBM Form #: REDP-5554-03
(38 pages)

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Authors: Jeff Cook, Peter Kimmel, Connie Riggins


This IBM® Redbooks Product Guide provides an overview of the features and functions that are available with the IBM DS8900F models that run microcode Release 9.3 (Bundle 89.30/Licensed Machine Code 7.9.30).

As of May 2022, the DS8900F with DS8000 Release 9.3 is the latest addition. The DS8900F is an all-flash system exclusively, and it offers three classes:

  • IBM DS8980F: Analytic Class:
    The DS8980F Analytic Class offers best performance for organizations that want to expand their workload possibilities to artificial intelligence (AI), Business Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
  • IBM DS8950F: Agility Class:
    The agility class is efficiently designed to consolidate all your mission-critical workloads for IBM Z, IBM LinuxONE, IBM Power Systems, and distributed environments under a single all-flash storage solution.
  • IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class:
    The flexibility class delivers significant performance for midrange organizations that are looking to meet storage challenges with advanced functionality delivered as a single rack solution.

Table of contents

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Product highlights
Architecture and key components
DS8900F models
DS8900F weight specifications and dimensions
Other configuration features
Warranty information and upgrades
Model conversion
Scalable upgrades
Licensed functions
Remote code load
Call Home and remote support
Supported environments

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