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IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 17 March 2013, updated 18 June 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738437778
ISBN-13: 9780738437774
IBM Form #: SG24-7904-02

Authors: Bertrand Dufrasne, Bruce Allworth, Desire Brival, Mark Kremkus, Markus Oscheka and Thomas Peralto

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, including IBM i.

    The book provides information and references for combining the XIV Storage System with other storage platforms, host servers, or gateways, including IBM N Series, and IBM ProtecTIER®. It is intended for administrators and architects of enterprise storage systems.

    The book also addresses using the XIV storage with databases and other storage-oriented application software that include:

    • IBM DB2®
    • VMware ESX
    • Microsoft HyperV
    • SAP

    The goal is to give an overview of the versatility and compatibility of the XIV Storage System with various platforms and environments.

    The information that is presented here is not meant as a replacement or substitute for the Host Attachment kit publications. It is meant as a complement and to provide readers with usage guidance and practical illustrations.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Host connectivity

    Chapter 2. XIV and Windows host connectivity

    Chapter 3. XIV and Linux host connectivity

    Chapter 4. XIV and AIX host connectivity

    Chapter 5. XIV and HP-UX host connectivity

    Chapter 6. XIV and Solaris host connectivity

    Chapter 7. XIV and Symantec Storage Foundation

    Chapter 8. IBM i and AIX clients connecting to XIV through VIOS

    Chapter 9. XIV Storage System and VMware connectivity

    Chapter 10. XIV and N series Gateway connectivity

    Chapter 11. ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway connectivity

    Chapter 12. XIV in database and SAP application environments


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