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IBM System Storage and Virtual File Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 02 October 2008, updated 08 December 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431575
ISBN-13: 9780738431574
IBM Form #: SG24-7597-00

Authors: Alex Osuna, Murillo Bernardes, Silvio Martins, Shri Seshadri and Shahid Shaikh

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    This IBM Redbooks publication describes how IBM System Storage N series Virtual File Manager (VFM) logically aggregates user file data distributed across heterogeneous environments and provides administrators with tools and policies to automate data management.

    VFM is designed to provide data management functionality for server and storage consolidation, migration, remote office data management, and disaster recovery while avoiding disruption to users. VFM provides this functionality through automated policy-based data management leveraging a global namespace.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Introduction to IBM System Storage N series

    Chapter 3. Preparation

    Chapter 4. IBM VFM software and hardware requirements

    Chapter 5. DFS namespace

    Chapter 6. Installation

    Chapter 7. Intelligent data movement

    Chapter 8. Migration

    Chapter 9. Life cycle management with VFM

    Chapter 10. Replication

    Chapter 11. Disaster recovery

    Chapter 12. Adding IBM N series storage to VFM

    Chapter 13. Reporting

    Chapter 14. VFM best practices and troubleshooting


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