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IBM SAN Volume Controller 2145-DH8 Introduction and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2014, last updated 22 Jan 2015

Data is the new currency of business, the most critical asset of the modern organization. In fact, enterprises that can gain business insights from their data are twice as likely to outperform their competitors; yet, 72 percent of them have not started or are only planning big data activities. In addition, organizations often spend too much money and time managing where their data is stored. The average firm purchases 24% more storage every year, but uses less than half of the capacity it already has. A member of the IBM® Storwize® family, IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Data Platform is a ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Standby Storage Engine
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 5 Nov 2014, last updated 19 Dec 2014

This IBM Redpaper describes the procedure for making use of an IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) Standby Storage Engine in a SAN which is not a part of any cluster, but is a candidate and able to join a cluster at a moment’s notice. The purpose of this is to reduce the impact of having an SVC Storage Engine in a cluster go offline for an extended period.


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Disk System
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 21 Apr 2014, last updated 19 Dec 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 Unified Disk System, a virtualized storage system that consolidates block and file workloads into a single storage system. Advantages include simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, performance, and high availability. It also offers improved efficiency and flexibility through built-in solid-state drive optimization, thin provisioning, IBM Real-time Compression™, and nondisruptive migration of data from existing storage. The system can virtualize and reuse existing disk systems, which offers a ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.2 Release Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 19 Oct 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.2 is a feature-rich storage management software suite. The integrated suite provides detailed monitoring, reporting, and management within a single console. In addition, implementing the IBM SmartCloud® Virtual Storage Center (VSC) license with Tivoli Storage Productivity Center addresses new workloads that require massive scale and rapid pace, and accelerates business insight, by adding advanced analytics functions such as storage optimization, provisioning, and transformation. This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for storage administrators ... [more]


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IBM z/OS V2.1 DFSMS Technical Update
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 15 Sep 2014

Each release of IBM® z/OS® DFSMS builds upon the previous version to provide enhanced storage management, data access, device support, program management, and distributed data access for the z/OS platform in a system-managed storage environment. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides a summary of the functions and enhancements integrated into z/OS V2.1 DFSMS. It provides you with the information that you need to understand and evaluate the content of this DFSMS release, along with practical implementation hints and tips. This book is written for storage professionals and system programmers ... [more]


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DFSMSrmm Primer
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 25 Mar 2014, last updated 4 Sep 2014

DFSMSrmm from IBM® is the full function tape management system available in IBM OS/390® and IBM z/OS®. With DFSMSrmm, you can manage all types of tape media at the shelf, volume, and data set level, simplifying the tasks of your tape librarian. Are you a new DFSMSrmm user? Then, this IBM Redbooks® publication introduces you to the DFSMSrmm basic concepts and functions. You learn how to manage your tape environment by implementing the DFSMSrmm management policies. Are you already using DFSMSrmm? In that case, this publication provides the most up-to-date information about the new functions ... [more]


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Scale Out Network Attached Storage Monitoring
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 21 Aug 2014

Monitoring of your Scale Out Network Attached Storage (SONAS) cluster resources is key to ensuring that all components are functioning at their optimum level. There are a variety of tools available to help collect valuable resource configuration, utilization, and performance information as well as capturing growth trends over time. This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides an introduction to several monitoring tools and how to use them. Scenarios for monitoring the SONAS environment using these tools are provided. The tools documented in this publication are SONAS built-in monitoring, IBM ... [more]


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Harnessing the Power of ProtecTIER and Tivoli Storage Manager
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 27 Jun 2014, last updated 19 Aug 2014

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, tailor, and configure IBM ProtecTIER® products with IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager to harness the performance and the power of the two products working together as a data protection solution. This book goes beyond the preferred practices of each product and provides in-depth explanations of each of the items that are configurable, and the underlying reasons behind the suggestions. This book provides enough detailed information to allow an administrator to make the correct choices about which methods to use when implementing both products to ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Manager as a Data Protection Solution
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 15 Aug 2014

When you hear IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager, the first thing that you typically think of is data backup. Tivoli Storage Manager is the premier storage management solution for mixed platform environments. Businesses face a tidal wave of information and data that seems to increase daily. The ability to successfully and efficiently manage information and data has become imperative. The Tivoli Storage Manager family of products helps businesses successfully gain better control and efficiently manage the information tidal wave through significant enhancements in multiple facets of data protection. ... [more]


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Securing IBM HyperSwap and IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication Communication Using AT-TLS
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 22 Jul 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication V5.2 can establish a connection to an IBM z/OS® server from a Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication distributed installation or from another z/OS installation that can reside outside the sysplex that is being managed. This IBM Redpaper™ publication describes the steps to connect to, configure, and manage z/OS IBM HyperSwap® from Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication V5.2. This paper helps you configure IBM HyperSwap to communicate with IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication securely through ... [more]


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SAN Volume Controller Second HBA Virtualization Feature
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 3 Jun 2014, last updated 25 Jun 2014

The IBM® SAN Volume Controller (SVC) software-defined storage is based on the IBM System x3550 M3 hardware platform. The original SVC design provides high performance and scalability with a single host bus adapter with four-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel I/O. Now, you can add a four-port 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) to the controller (feature code AHA7). It is commonly referred to as the second HBA. This feature is supported on machine type 2145, Model CG8, and it is mutually exclusive of other supported features, such as internal solid-state drives (feature code 4500) and 10 Gbps ... [more]


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IBM Storwize V5000 and Windows Storage Server
Disk storage

Product Guide, published 20 Jun 2014

With the introduction of the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2012 offering via the IBM® Reseller Option Kit (ROK) program, clients can now get customized unified storage solutions that precisely match their specific needs. Combined with the IBM System x® servers and preinstalled by an IBM Business Partner, Windows Storage Server delivers enterprise-class storage management technology in an affordable, all-in-one solution. It is a great choice for your business regardless of whether you are a first-time user of network-attached storage (NAS) or you are deploying advanced storage ... [more]


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Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments: Data Protection for VMware Solution Design Considerations
Storage Software

Solution Guide, published 14 May 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments (referred to as Data Protection for VMware) provides a comprehensive solution for protecting virtual machines (VMs). Data Protection for VMware eliminates the impact of running back-ups on a VM by offloading backup workloads from a VMware ESX or ESXi-based host to a vStorage backup server. It works with the Tivoli Storage Manager backup-archive client (installed on the vStorage backup server) to complete full, incremental, and incremental forever snapshots of VMs. The intent of this IBM Redbooks® Solution Guide is to help with key ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for System z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 6 May 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center for Replication provides support for the advanced copy services capabilities on the DS8000® and DS6000™, in addition to the support for SAN Volume Controller. This support focuses on automating administration and configuration of these services, operational control (starting, suspending, resuming) copy services tasks, and monitoring and managing the copy services sessions. In addition to the support for FlashCopy® and Metro Mirror, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication supports Global Mirror on the DS8000, and SAN Volume hardware ... [more]


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IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 Technical Guide
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 8 Apr 2014

IBM® Tivoli® Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products offer storage infrastructure management that helps optimize storage management by centralizing, simplifying, automating, and optimizing storage tasks associated with storage systems, data disaster recovery, storage networks, and capacity management. IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 products include:
- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1
- IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Select Edition V5.1
Tivoli Storage Productivity Center V5.1 is designed to provide device management capabilities, such ... [more]


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Reference Architectures for IBM Real-time Compression Technology
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 Jan 2014

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® is introducing the IBM Real-time Compression™ Appliances for NAS, an innovative new storage offering that delivers essential storage efficiency technologies, combined with exceptional ease of use and performance. In an era when the amount of information, particularly in unstructured files, is exploding, but budgets for storing that information are stagnant, IBM Real-time Compression technology offers a powerful tool for better information management, protection, and access. IBM Real-time ... [more]


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Managing IBM z/OS HyperSwap from IBM Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems
Storage Software

Solution Guide, published 18 Dec 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® Solution Guide walks you through the process of setting up and using the solution of managing an IBM z/OS® HyperSwap® session from IBM Tivoli® Storage for Productivity Center for Replication for Open Systems.


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Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware Deployment Guide
Storage Software

Redpaper, published 25 Nov 2013

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication helps you to install, tailor, configure, and use IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware. The features of Tivoli Storage Manager for Virtual Environments - Data Protection for VMware are described. Scenarios are provided for implementation of Tivoli Storage Manager Virtual Environment to protect virtual machines in several environments. This publication includes answers to common implementation errors and questions you might have that are related to the implementation of Data Protection for ... [more]


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IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster with PowerVM and PowerHA
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 8 Aug 2013, last updated 18 Nov 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM Storage Area Network and IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution when combined with PowerVM® and PowerHA®. We describe guidelines, settings, and the implementation steps that are necessary to achieve a successful implementation. This book is for administrators who are familiar with the SAN, IBM SAN Volume Controller, and IBM PowerVM and PowerHA Systems.


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IBM SAN and SVC Stretched Cluster and VMware Solution Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 11 Apr 2013, last updated 28 Jul 2013

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the IBM Storage Area Network and IBM SAN Volume Controller Stretched Cluster solution when combined with VMware. We describe guidelines, settings, and implementation steps necessary to achieve a satisfactory implementation. Business continuity and continuous application availability are among the top requirements for many organizations today. Advances in virtualization, storage, and networking have made enhanced business continuity possible. Information technology solutions can now be designed to manage both planned and unplanned outages, and the ... [more]


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