IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 16 March 2013, updated 18 June 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738437778
ISBN-13: 9780738437774
IBM Form #: SG24-7904-02
(326 pages)

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


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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