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IBM System Storage DS8000 Performance Monitoring and Tuning

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 07 April 2016

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ISBN-10: 073844149X
ISBN-13: 9780738441498
IBM Form #: SG24-8318-00

Authors: Axel Westphal, Bert Dufrasne, Wilhelm Gardt, Jana Jamsek, Peter Kimmel, Flavio Morais, Paulus Usong, Alexander Warmuth and Kenta Yuge

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides guidance about how to configure, monitor, and manage your IBM DS8880 storage systems to achieve optimum performance, and it also covers the IBM DS8870 storage system. It describes the DS8880 performance features and characteristics, including hardware-related performance features, synergy items for certain operating systems, and other functions, such as IBM Easy Tier® and the DS8000® I/O Priority Manager.

    The book also describes specific performance considerations that apply to particular host environments, including database applications.

    This book also outlines the various tools that are available for monitoring and measuring I/O performance for different server environments, and it describes how to monitor the performance of the entire DS8000 storage system.

    This book is intended for individuals who want to maximize the performance of their DS8880 and DS8870 storage systems and investigate the planning and monitoring tools that are available. The IBM DS8880 storage system features, as described in this book, are available for the DS8880 model family with R8.0 release bundles (Licensed Machine Code (LMC) level 7.8.0).

    Table of Contents

    Part 1. IBM System Storage DS8000 performance considerations

    Chapter 1. IBM System Storage DS8880 family characteristics

    Chapter 2. Hardware configuration

    Chapter 3. Logical configuration concepts and terminology

    Chapter 4. Logical configuration performance considerations

    Part 2. IBM System Storage DS8000 performance management

    Chapter 5. Understanding your workload

    Chapter 6. Performance planning tools

    Chapter 7. Practical performance management

    Part 3. Performance considerations for host systems and databases

    Chapter 8. Host attachment

    Chapter 9. Performance considerations for UNIX servers

    Chapter 10. Performance considerations for Microsoft Windows servers

    Chapter 11. Performance considerations for VMware

    Chapter 12. Performance considerations for Linux

    Chapter 13. Performance considerations for the IBM i system

    Chapter 14. Performance considerations for IBM z Systems servers

    Chapter 15. IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller attachment

    Chapter 16. IBM ProtecTIER data deduplication

    Chapter 17. Databases for open performance

    Chapter 18. Database for IBM z/OS performance

    Appendix A. Performance management process

    Appendix B. Benchmarking


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