IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R Architecture and Implementation

An IBM Redbooks publication

Note: A new draft version of this publication is now available

Published 30 January 2017, updated 06 September 2017

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ISBN-10: 0738442313
ISBN-13: 9780738442310
IBM Form #: SG24-8345-01
(170 pages)

Authors: Bert Dufrasne, Markus Oscheka, Roger Eriksson, Roman Fridli, Andrew Greenfield, Detlef Helmbrecht, Jana Jamsek, Lisa Martinez, Stephen Solewin, Bruce Spell,

Abstract

This IBM® Redbooks® publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R.

FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era.

Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication and a new compression engine, help lower total cost of ownership, and a highly intuitive user interface simplifies management. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R transform technology infrastructure into business innovation.

From a functional standpoint, FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R take advantage of most of the software-defined storage features that are offered by the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate software, including multi-tenancy and business continuity functions. Starting with software level V12.1, the HyperSwap® feature delivers always-on, high availability (HA) storage service for storage volumes in a production environment.

This publication is intended for those individuals who need to plan, install, tailor, and configure FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R.

For detailed information about configuration, management, and replication functions and their usage, refer to the following publications:


  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate Family Storage Configuration and Usage for IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM Flashsystem A9000R and IBM XIV Gen3, SG24-8376
  • IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Business Continuity Solutions, REDP-5401
  • ]IBM HyperSwap for FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R , REDP-5434
  • IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R and IBM XIV Storage System Host Attachment and Interoperability, SG24-8368

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM FlashSystem A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R
Chapter 2. Logical architecture and concepts
Chapter 3. Hardware and technology
Chapter 4. Capacity planning and management
Chapter 5. Installation requirements
Chapter 6. Performance
Chapter 7. Monitoring and troubleshooting

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