Configuring VMware Virtual Volumes for Systems Powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 March 2016

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ISBN-10: 0738441414
ISBN-13: 9780738441412
IBM Form #: SG24-8328-00
(122 pages)

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Authors: Adam Reid, Jacob Winch, Warren Hawkins, Jon Tate


IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure.

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™..

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes for systems powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Chapter 2. Prerequisites
Chapter 3. Terminology
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Managing and maintaining a Virtual Volumes environment
Chapter 6. Considerations and best practices
Chapter 7. Storage Policy-Based Management
Chapter 8. Advanced concepts, operations, and functions in the Virtual Volumes environment

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