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IBM System Storage N series Software Guide

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 31 July 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439649
ISBN-13: 9780738439648
IBM Form #: SG24-7129-07

Authors: Roland Tretau, Christian Fey, Michael Klimes, Steven Pemberton, Tom Provost and Danny Yang

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    Corporate workgroups, distributed enterprises, and small to medium-sized companies are increasingly seeking to network and consolidate storage to improve availability, share information, reduce costs, and protect and secure information. These organizations require enterprise-class solutions capable of addressing immediate storage needs cost-effectively, while providing an upgrade path for future requirements. IBM® System Storage® N series storage systems and their software capabilities are designed to meet these requirements.

    IBM System Storage N series storage systems offer an excellent solution for a broad range of deployment scenarios. IBM System Storage N series storage systems function as a multiprotocol storage device that is designed to allow you to simultaneously serve both file and block-level data across a single network. These activities are demanding procedures that, for some solutions, require multiple, separately managed systems. The flexibility of IBM System Storage N series storage systems, however, allows them to address the storage needs of a wide range of organizations, including distributed enterprises and data centers for midrange enterprises. IBM System Storage N series storage systems also support sites with computer and data-intensive enterprise applications, such as database, data warehousing, workgroup collaboration, and messaging.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication explains the software features of the IBM System Storage N series storage systems. This book also covers topics such as installation, setup, and administration of those software features from the IBM System Storage N series storage systems and clients and provides example scenarios.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Introduction

    Chapter 1. Overview

    Chapter 2. Data ONTAP

    Chapter 3. Write Anywhere File Layout

    Chapter 4. Aggregates and volumes

    Chapter 5. qtrees

    Chapter 6. FlexClone volumes

    Chapter 7. FlexCache volumes

    Chapter 8. FlexShare

    Chapter 9. Network configuration

    Chapter 10. MultiStore

    Part 2. Data protection

    Chapter 11. Snapshot

    Chapter 12. SnapRestore

    Chapter 13. SnapMirror

    Chapter 14. SnapLock

    Chapter 15. SyncMirror

    Chapter 16. MetroCluster

    Part 3. Storage efficiency technology

    Chapter 17. SnapVault

    Chapter 18. What storage efficiency is

    Chapter 19. Deduplication

    Chapter 20. Compression

    Chapter 21. IBM Real-time Compression Appliance

    Chapter 22. Thin replication using SnapVault and Volume SnapMirror

    Part 4. Storage access protocols

    Chapter 23. CIFS and Active Directory

    Chapter 24. NFS

    Chapter 25. Multiprotocol data access

    Chapter 26. Fibre Channel

    Chapter 27. FCoE

    Chapter 28. iSCSI

    Chapter 29. Other protocols

    Part 5. Application and host OS integration

    Chapter 30. SnapDrive

    Chapter 31. SnapManager

    Chapter 32. Snap Creator

    Chapter 33. VMware vSphere

    Chapter 34. Virtual Storage Console 4.1

    Chapter 35. Consistency groups

    Part 6. Storage management

    Chapter 36. Remote management

    Chapter 37. Command line administration

    Chapter 38. N series System Manager

    Chapter 39. AutoSupport

    Chapter 40. OnCommand


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