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IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 14 July 2021, updated 15 September 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738459801
ISBN-13: 9780738459806
IBM Form #: SG24-8504-00

Authors: Denis Olshanskiy, Detlef Helmbrecht, Jackson Shea, Jasmin Rapp, Pradip A Waykos, Rene Oehme, Sergey Kubin, Sushil Sharma, Thomas Vogel and Vasfi Gucer

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    IBM® Spectrum® Virtualize software running on IBM Storage products provides clients an opportunity to maintain two independent copies of a single data volume across two sites by using the IBM Spectrum Virtualize Metro Mirror feature.

    Starting with Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1.1, two site replication can be extended to a third site. The use of a three-site setup means data can be replicated asynchronously to an independent system in a third site. This three-site setup is called IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication. In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we describe IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication and its implementation, and highlight configuration guidelines, preferred practices, and troubleshooting procedures.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication is intended for experienced storage, SAN, and IBM FlashSystem® administrators and technicians. Understanding this book requires advanced knowledge of these environments.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Planning for 3-Site Replication

    Chapter 3. Configuring a 3-Site Replication solution

    Chapter 4. Creating and managing 3-Site Replication relationships

    Chapter 5. 3-Site Replication monitoring and maintenance

    Chapter 6. Failure protection and recovery procedures for 3-Site Replication

    Chapter 7. Troubleshooting

    Appendix A. IBM Spectrum Virtualize 3-site Replication components


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