This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM Storage DS8900F family. The book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems with IBM Storage DS8000® Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.30 (bundle version 89.30.xx.x), referred to as Release 9.3.
The DS8900F systems are all-flash exclusively, and they are offered as three classes:
The DS8900F architecture relies on powerful IBM POWER9™ processor-based servers that manage the cache to streamline disk input/output (I/O), which maximizes performance and throughput. These capabilities are further enhanced by High-Performance Flash Enclosures (HPFE) Gen2.
Like its predecessors, the DS8900F supports advanced disaster recovery (DR) solutions, business continuity solutions, and thin provisioning.
Part 1. Concepts and architecture
Chapter 1. Introducing the IBM DS8900F storage system
Chapter 2. IBM DS8900F hardware components and architecture
Chapter 3. IBM DS8900F reliability, availability, and serviceability
Chapter 4. Virtualization concepts
Part 2. Planning and installation
Chapter 5. IBM DS8900F physical planning and installation
Chapter 6. IBM DS8900F Management Console planning and setup
Chapter 7. IBM DS8900F features and licensed functions
Part 3. Storage configuration
Chapter 8. Configuration flow
Chapter 9. IBM DS8900F Storage Management GUI
Chapter 10. IBM DS8900F Storage Management Command-line Interface
Part 4. Maintenance and upgrades
Chapter 11. Licensed Machine Code
Chapter 12. Monitoring and support