Implementing IBM FlashSystem V9000 AE3

A draft IBM Redbooks publication

Updated 18 January 2018

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ISBN-10: 0738442992
ISBN-13: 9780738442990
IBM Form #: SG24-8413-00
(282 pages)

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Authors: Detlef Helmbrecht, James Cioffi, Jon Herd, Jeffrey Irving, Christian Karpp, Volker Kiemes, Carsten Larsen, Adrian Orben


IBM® FlashSystem V9000 is the premier, fully integrated, Tier 1, all-flash offering from IBM. It has changed the economics of today’s data center by eliminating storage bottlenecks. Its software-defined storage features simplify data management, improve data security, and preserve your investments in storage. The IBM FlashSystem® V9000 SAS expansion enclosures provide new tiering options with read-intensive SSDs or nearline SAS HDDs.
IBM FlashSystem V9000 includes IBM FlashCore® technology and advanced software-defined storage available in one solution in a compact 6U form factor. IBM FlashSystem V9000 improves business application availability. It delivers greater resource utilization so you can get the most from your storage resources, and achieve a simpler, more scalable, and cost-efficient IT Infrastructure.

This IBM Redbooks® publication provides information about IBM FlashSystem V9000 with Software V8.1. It describes the core product architecture, software, hardware, and implementation, and provides hints and tips.

The underlying basic hardware and software architecture and features of the IBM FlashSystem V9000 AC3 control enclosure and on Spectrum Virtualize 8.1 software are described in these publications:

  • Implementing IBM FlashSystem 900 Model AE3, SG24-8414
  • Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller V7.4, SG24-7933.

This book offers IBM FlashSystem V9000 scalability concepts and guidelines for planning, installing, and configuring, which can help environments scale up and out to add more flash capacity and expand virtualized systems. Port utilization methodologies are provided to help you maximize the full potential of IBM FlashSystem V9000 performance and low latency in your scalable environment.

This book is intended for pre-sales and post-sales technical support professionals, storage administrators, and anyone who wants to understand how to implement this exciting technology.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. IBM FlashSystem V9000 introduction
Chapter 2. Planning
Chapter 3. Scalability
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Configuring settings
Chapter 6. IBM HyperSwap
Chapter 7. Hints and tips
Appendix A. Guidelines: Port utilization in an IBM FlashSystem V9000 scalable environment

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