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IBM System Storage N series Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 13 June 2014

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ISBN-10: 0738439622
ISBN-13: 9780738439624
IBM Form #: SG24-8155-00

Authors: Roland Tretau, Jacky Ben-Bassat and Craig Thompson

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides deployment guidelines, workload estimates, and preferred practices for clients who want a proven IBM technology stack for virtualized VMware and Microsoft environments. The result is a Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments (RAVE) that uses VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hypervisor, IBM System x® or IBM BladeCenter® server, IBM System Networking, and IBM System Storage® N series with Clustered Data ONTAP as a storage foundation. The reference architecture can be used as a foundation to create dynamic cloud solutions and make full use of underlying storage features and functions.

    This book provides a blueprint that illustrates how clients can create a virtualized infrastructure and storage cloud to help address current and future data storage business requirements. It explores the solutions that IBM offers to create a storage cloud solution addressing client needs. This book also shows how the Reference Architecture for Virtualized Environments and the extensive experience of IBM in cloud computing, services, proven technologies, and products support a Smart Storage Cloud solution that is designed for your storage optimization efforts.

    This book is for anyone who wants to learn how to successfully deploy a virtualized environment. It is also written for anyone who wants to understand how IBM addresses data storage and compute challenges with IBM System Storage N series solutions with IBM servers and networking solutions. This book is suitable for IT architects, business partners, IBM clients, storage solution integrators, and IBM sales representatives.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. Solution design

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Architecture and design

    Chapter 3. Introduction to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

    Chapter 4. VMware vSphere integration

    Chapter 5. Microsoft Hyper-V integration

    Chapter 6. Server

    Chapter 7. Networking

    Chapter 8. Storage

    Chapter 9. Storage design

    Chapter 10. Common cloud services and deployment models

    Part 2. Deployment

    Chapter 11. Data protection and disaster recovery

    Chapter 12. Easy-step setup guide

    Part 3. Appendixes

    Appendix A. N series Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 sizing considerations

    Appendix B. Sample configurations


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