Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 December 2021, updated 16 December 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460206
ISBN-13: 9780738460208
IBM Form #: SG24-8507-00
(1002 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


Built with IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software, IBM SAN Volume Controller is an enterprise-class storage system that helps organizations achieve better data economics by supporting the new large scale workloads that are critical to success. IBM SAN Volume Controller systems can handle the massive volumes of data from mobile and social applications, enable flexible hybrid cloud deployments, and deliver the performance and scalability that is needed to gain insights from the latest analytics technologies.

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

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction and system overview
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Initial configuration
Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Virtualize GUI
Chapter 5. Using storage pools
Chapter 6. Creating and provisioning 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, serviceability, monitoring and troubleshooting
Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering
Appendix B. Command-line interface setup
Appendix C. Terminology

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