Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1

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Published on February 01, 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738458902
ISBN-13: 9780738458908
IBM Form #: SG24-8465-00


Authors: Jack Armstrong, Tiago Bastos, Pawel Brodacki, Markus Döllinger, Jon Herd, Sergey Kubin, Carsten Larsen, Hartmut Lonzer and Jon Tate

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller, which is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1.

    IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had before. Therefore, volumes or storage can be added or moved while the server is still running.

    The IBM virtualization technology improves the management of information at the block level in a network, which enables applications and servers to share storage devices on a network.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction and system overview

    Chapter 2. Planning

    Chapter 3. Initial configuration

    Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Virtualize GUI

    Chapter 5. Storage pools

    Chapter 6. Volumes

    Chapter 7. Hosts

    Chapter 8. Storage migration

    Chapter 9. Advanced features for storage efficiency

    Chapter 10. Advanced Copy Services

    Chapter 11. Ownership groups

    Chapter 12. Encryption

    Chapter 13. Reliability, availability, and serviceability, and monitoring and troubleshooting

    Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering

    Appendix B. CLI setup

    Appendix C. Terminology

     

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