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Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) in a Cross Platform Environment

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 28 June 2011, updated 30 June 2011

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ISBN-10: 0738435473
ISBN-13: 9780738435473
IBM Form #: SG24-7844-00

Authors: Dino Quintero, Matteo Barzaghi, Randy Brewster, Wan Hee Kim, Steve Normann, Paulo Queiroz, Robert Simon and Andrei Vlad

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides a documented deployment model for IBM GPFS™ in a cross-platform environment with IBM Power Systems™, Linux, and Windows servers. With IBM GPFS, customers can have a planned foundation for file systems management for cross-platform access solutions.

    This book examines the functional, integration, simplification, and usability changes with GPFS v3.4. It can help the technical teams provide file system management solutions and technical support with GPFS, based on Power Systems virtualized environments for cross-platform file systems management.

    The book provides answers to your complex file systems management requirements, helps you maximize file system availability, and provides expert-level documentation to transfer the how-to skills to the worldwide support teams.

    The audience for this book is the technical professional (IT consultants, technical support staff, IT architects, and IT specialists) who is responsible for providing file system management solutions and support for cross-platform environments that are based primarily on Power Systems.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Infrastructure planning

    Chapter 3. Scenarios

    Chapter 4. Management and maintenance

    Chapter 5. Performance and tuning

    Chapter 6. Problem determination

    Chapter 7. IBM Power Systems virtualization and GPFS

    Chapter 8. Information lifecycle management (ILM)

    Chapter 9. Disaster recovery using GPFS


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