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DS8000 Global Mirror Best Practices

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 07 March 2017, updated 12 January 2019

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ISBN-10: 0738456012
ISBN-13: 9780738456010
IBM Form #: REDP-5246-00

Authors: Nick Clayton, Alcides Bertazi, Bert Dufrasne, Peter Klee and Robert Tondini

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication reviews the architecture and operations of the IBM DS8000® Global Mirror function. The document looks at different aspects of the solution in terms of performance, infrastructure requirements, data integrity, business continuity, and impact on production.

    Hints and tips are provided on how to best configure the overall Global Mirror environment, in terms of connectivity, storage configuration, and specific parameters tuning. The guidelines that are provided are in general related to performance, which ultimately ensures a better recovery point objective (RPO). Therefore, we encourage you to follow those guidelines.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Global Mirror overview and architecture

    Chapter 2. Planning and implementation

    Chapter 3. Connectivity

    Chapter 4. Performance tuning

    Chapter 5. Global Mirror recovery

    Chapter 6. Topologies and solution scenarios

    Chapter 7. Global Mirror Management and Disaster Recovery Solutions


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