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IBM Spectrum Scale as a Persistent Storage for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z Quick Installation Guide
Red Hat

Redpaper, published 6 Aug 2021

IBM® Spectrum Scale, formerly named IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS), is a high-performance clustered file system software, that allows concurrent access to a single filesystem or set of filesystems from multiple nodes. IBM Spectrum® Scale Container Native Storage Access (CNSA) is the containerized version of IBM Spectrum Scale that provides a persistent file system for the latest generation of applications (called "containerized applications"), which takes advantage of high performance and benefits of IBM Spectrum Scale in a cloud containerized application world. IBM Spectrum Scale ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2021, last updated 6 Aug 2021

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM FlashSystem® solution that is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The 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 ... [more]


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IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager
Security

Redbooks, published 2 Aug 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the installation, integration, and configuration of IBM Security Guardium® Key Lifecycle Manager.


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IBM TS4500 R7 Tape Library Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Jun 2020, last updated 15 Jul 2021

The IBM® TS4500 (TS4500) tape library is a next-generation tape solution that offers higher storage density and better integrated management than previous solutions. This IBM Redbooks® publication gives you a close-up view of the new IBM TS4500 tape library. In the TS4500, IBM delivers the density that today’s and tomorrow’s data growth requires. It has the cost-effectiveness and the manageability to grow with business data needs, while you preserve investments in IBM tape library products. Now, you can achieve a low cost per terabyte (TB) and a high TB density per square foot because the ... [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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IBM FlashSystem for VMware vSphere with Tanzu Basic Edition An IBM Validated Solution Guide
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 16 Jun 2021

The focus of this Blueprint is to demonstrate how IBM FlashSystem® with IBM Spectrum® Virtualize can be used as a preferred back-end persistent storage for VMware Tanzu-based deployments. This document describes the use of IBM® FlashSystem storage volumes as virtual volumes (vVols) that are made available to provision persistent volumes for a VMware Tanzu deployment. All models of IBM FlashSystem family are supported by this document, including:
- FlashSystem 9100 and 9200
- FlashSystem 7200
- FlashSystem 5000
- IBM SAN Volume Controller
- All storage that is ... [more]


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IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 15 Jun 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, configure, and use the new IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security function. The focus of this publication is about securing the connection between an IBM DS8900F and the IBM z15™. The solution is delivered with two levels of link security supported: support for link authentication on Fibre Channel links and support for link encryption of data in flight (which also includes link authentication). This solution is targeted for clients needing to adhere to Payment Card Industry (PCI) or other emerging data security standards, and those who are ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale Immutability Introduction, Configuration Guidance, and Use Cases
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 9 Jun 2021

This IBM Redpaper™ publication introduces the IBM Spectrum Scale immutability function. It shows how to set it up and presents different ways for managing immutable and append-only files. This publication also provides guidance for implementing IT security aspects in an IBM Spectrum Scale cluster by addressing regulatory requirements. It also describes two typical use cases for managing immutable files. One use case involves applications that manage file immutability; the other use case presents a solution to automatically set files to immutable within a IBM Spectrum Scale immutable ... [more]


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Business Continuity Orchestration for IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible V1R2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 4 Jun 2021

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for IBM® FlashSystem. The document showcases the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning and copy services, such as Global Mirror, Global Mirror with change volumes, Metro Mirror for IBM FlashSystem® in hybrid cloud environments. The Ansible-based automation and orchestration for managing high availability environments by using HyperSwap for IBM FlashSystem storage also is described. To complete the tasks that are described, you must understand IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. The information in this ... [more]


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IBM DS8000 Copy Services: Updated for IBM DS8000 Release 9.1
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 9 Apr 2021, last updated 13 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you plan, install, configure, and manage Copy Services on the IBM DS8000® operating in an IBM Z® or Open Systems environment. This book helps you design and implement a new Copy Services installation or migrate from an existing installation. It includes hints and tips to maximize the effectiveness of your installation, and information about tools and products to automate Copy Services functions. It is intended for anyone who needs a detailed and practical understanding of the DS8000 Copy Services. This edition is an update for the DS8900 Release 9.1. ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9200 Blueprint Version 2 Release 3
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 22 Apr 2020, last updated 12 May 2021

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem® 9200 and its parameters. The document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that host the EHR application. To complete the tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem 9200 and Epic applications. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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Using the IBM Block Storage CSI Driver in a Red Hat OpenShift Environment
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 10 May 2021, last updated 12 May 2021

RedHat OpenShift container platform is one of the leading enterprise-grade container orchestration platforms. It is designed for rapid deployment of web applications, databases, and microservices. Categorized as a container orchestration Platform as a Service (PaaS), it is based on open industry standards, such as the Container Runtime Interface - Open (CRI-O) and Kubernetes. OpenShift allow developers to focus on the code, while the platform manages the complex IT operations and processes. Although open-source, community-driven container orchestration platforms are available, such as OKD ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 5.1 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 4 May 2021

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.1. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7770 supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same ... [more]


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IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader
Tape storage

Web Doc, published 30 Jun 2016, last updated 19 Apr 2021

IBM® TS2900 Tape Autoloader is a low-entry tape storage solution that is designed to address capacity, data protection, reliability, availability, and affordability. With low profile IBM Ultrium® Linear Tape-Open (LTO) 8, 7, and 6 Half-High tape drives, and high-density storage capacity, the TS2900 is ideally suited for backup and archival operations.


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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 14 Dec 2020, last updated 31 Mar 2021

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention management, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications backups in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper® publication is to summarize and complement the available information by providing useful hints and tips that are based on the authors’ ... [more]


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High Performant File System Workloads for AI and HPC on AWS using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 31 Mar 2021

This IBM® Redpaper® publication is intended to facilitate the deployment and configuration of the IBM Spectrum® Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the scalable data and AI solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running the IBM Spectrum Scale based high-performance storage solutions for the data and AI workloads on AWS are the focus areas of the paper. The LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes to IBM Spectrum Scale by using the various Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. Simultaneous ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 R5.1 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 23 Mar 2021

Building on over 23 years of virtual tape experience, the IBM® TS7700 (IBM TS7760 and TS7770) now can store virtual tape volumes in object storage. This IBM Redpaper Redbooks publication helps you set up and configure the cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud® Object Storage or Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). The TS7700 supported offloading to physical tape for over two decades. Using a TS7700 to offload to physical tape is a process that is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 also can offload to ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Series DS8000 Object Store User's Guide Version 2.0
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 22 Mar 2021

The IBM® TS7700 features a functional enhancement that allows for the TS7700 to act as an object store for transparent cloud tiering with IBM DS8000® (DS8K), DFSMShsm (HSM), and native DFSMSdss (DSS). This function can be used to move data sets directly from DS8000 to TS7700. This IBM Redpaper publication describes the client value, and how DFSMS, DS8000, and TS7700 are set up to enable and use the function.


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LDAP Authentication for IBM DS8000 Systems: Updated for DS8000 Release 9.1
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 8 Mar 2021

The IBM® DS8000® series includes the option to replace the locally based user ID and password authentication with a centralized directory-based approach. This IBM Redpaper publication helps DS8000 storage administrators understand the concepts and benefits of a centralized directory. It provides the information that is required for implementing a DS8000 authentication mechanism that is based on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Starting with DS8000 Release 9.1 code, a simpler, native LDAP authentication method is supported along with the former implementation that relies on ... [more]


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Enhanced Cyber Resilience Solution by Threat Detection using IBM Cloud Object Storage System and IBM QRadar SIEM
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 2 Mar 2021, last updated 4 Mar 2021

This Solution Redpaper™ publication explains how the features of IBM Cloud® Object Storage System reduces the effect of incidents on business data when combined with log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that IBM QRadar SIEM provides. This paper also demonstrates how to integrate IBM Cloud Object Storage's access logs with IBM QRadar SIEM. An administrator can monitor, inspect, detect, and derive insights for identifying potential threats to the data that is stored on IBM Cloud Object Storage. Also, IBM QRadar SIEM can proactively trigger cyber resiliency workflow in IBM ... [more]


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