IBM® Spectrum Virtualize and VMware's Virtual Volumes (VVols) are paving the way toward a true IBM Software Defined Environment (SDE). IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize is at the core of software-defined storage. The addition of VVols enables a fundamentally more efficient operational model for storage in virtualized environments, centering it around the virtual machine (VM) rather than the physical infrastructure.
This IBM Redbooks® publication provides an overview of the VVols management framework and its implementation on storage systems managed by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™..
Chapter 1. Implementing VMware Virtual Volumes for systems powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize
Chapter 2. Prerequisites
Chapter 3. Terminology
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Managing and maintaining a Virtual Volumes environment
Chapter 6. Considerations and best practices
Chapter 7. Storage Policy-Based Management
Chapter 8. Advanced concepts, operations, and functions in the Virtual Volumes environment