Implementing the IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 December 2021, updated 17 December 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460230
ISBN-13: 9780738460239
IBM Form #: SG24-8506-00
(1040 pages)

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Authors: Abdulqadir S Ali, Carsten Larsen, Christian Schroeder, Corne Lottering, David Green, Guillaume Legmar, Hartmut Lonzer, John Nycz, Jon Herd, Reginald D’Souza, Shu Mookerjee, Tiago Bastos, Vasfi Gucer


IBM® FlashSystem solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion.

This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4.2 system by using several examples. This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators. It helps you understand the architecture, how to implement it, and how to take advantage of its industry-leading functions and features.

In this book, we provide links to IBM Documentation and a description of the relevant section that provides more information. Our starting point is the IBM FlashSystem® 9200 family page, and the reader might need to select the product that applies to their environment.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and system overview
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Initial configuration
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Virtualize GUI
Chapter 5. Storage pools
Chapter 6. Volumes
Chapter 7. Hosts
Chapter 8. Storage migration
Chapter 9. Advanced features for storage efficiency
Chapter 10. Advanced Copy Services
Chapter 11. Ownership groups
Chapter 12. Encryption
Chapter 13. Reliability, availability, and serviceability, monitoring and logging, and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering
Appendix B. Command-line interface setup
Appendix C. Terminology

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