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IBM FlashSystem V9000 and VMware Best Practices Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 07 December 2015

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ISBN-10: 0738454621
ISBN-13: 9780738454627
IBM Form #: REDP-5247-00

Authors: Rawley Burbridge, Matt Levan, Dusan Telekjak, James Thompson, Axel Westphal and Karen Orlando

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    This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes best practices for deploying IBM FlashSystem™ V9000 enterprise storage system in a VMware vSphere environment. It includes guidelines and examples of the latest FlashSystem V9000 hardware and software, integrated with VMware version 6, to demonstrate the business benefits these solutions.

    Topics illustrate planning, configuring, operations, and preferred practices that include integration of FlashSystem V9000 with the VMware vCloud suite of applications:

    • vCenter Web Client (VWC)
    • vStorage APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA)
    • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI)
    • vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM/SRA)

    The authors also describe how to deploy a cloud-based solution with FlashSystem V9000 in an environment with VMware and IBM Spectrum™ Control Base Edition 2.1.1.

    This paper is intended for presales consulting engineers, sales engineers, and IBM clients who want to deploy IBM FlashSystem V9000 in virtualized data centers that are based on VMware vSphere.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Environment overview

    Chapter 2. Planning guidelines for FlashSystem V9000 and VMware

    Chapter 3. General VMware best practices for FlashSystem V9000

    Chapter 4. Integrated management

    Chapter 5. VMware and FlashSystem V9000 multi-site guidelines

    Chapter 6. Data reduction considerations


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