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IBM FlashSystem Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 13 May 2021, last updated 29 Jul 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem products. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem and VMware Implementation and Best Practices Guide
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 15 Jul 2021, last updated 19 Jul 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication details the configuration and best practices for using IBM's FlashSystem family of storage products within a VMware environment. This book was published in 2021 and specifically addresses Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4 with VMware vSphere Version 7.0. Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem storage systems with the VMware vCloud suite of applications: - vSphere Web Client (VWC) - vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) - vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) - Site Recovery ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 14 Jul 2021

IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software running on IBM Storage products provides clients an opportunity to maintain two independent copies of a single data volume across two sites by using the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Metro Mirror feature. Starting with Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1.1, two site replication can be extended to a third site. The use of a three-site setup means data can be replicated asynchronously to an independent system in a third site. This three-site setup is called IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we describe IBM Spectrum Virtualize ... [more]


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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3000
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2020, last updated 28 Jun 2021

This IBM® Redbooks publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3000 (ESS 3000) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS). IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3000 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives. This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3000 solution and helps you to plan the ... [more]


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Storage Multi-tenancy for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with IBM Storage
Flash storage

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2021, last updated 18 Jun 2021

With IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and the Object-Based Access Control, you can implement multi-tenancy and secure storage usage in a Red Hat OpenShift environment. This IBM Redpaper® publication shows you how to secure the storage usage from the Openshift user to the IBM Spectrum® Virtualize array. You see how to restrict storage usage in a Red Hat Openshift Container Platform to avoid the over-consumption of storage by one or more user. These uses cases can be expanded to the use of this control to provide assistance with ... [more]


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