IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 July 2021, updated 15 September 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459801
ISBN-13: 9780738459806
IBM Form #: SG24-8504-00
(174 pages)

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Authors: Denis Olshanskiy, Detlef Helmbrecht, Jackson Shea, Jasmin Rapp, Pradip A Waykos, Rene Oehme, Sergey Kubin, Sushil Sharma, Thomas Vogel, Vasfi Gucer


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 3-Site Replication and its implementation, and highlight configuration guidelines, preferred practices, and troubleshooting procedures.

This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for experienced storage, SAN, and IBM FlashSystem® administrators and technicians. Understanding this book requires advanced knowledge of these environments.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Planning for 3-Site Replication
Chapter 3. Configuring a 3-Site Replication solution
Chapter 4. Creating and managing 3-Site Replication relationships
Chapter 5. 3-Site Replication monitoring and maintenance
Chapter 6. Failure protection and recovery procedures for 3-Site Replication
Chapter 7. Troubleshooting
Appendix A. IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-site Replication components

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