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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem with IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 16 December 2021, updated 17 December 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460230
ISBN-13: 9780738460239
IBM Form #: SG24-8506-00

Authors: Abdulqadir Ali S, Carsten Larsen, Christian Schroeder, Corne Lottering, David Green, Guillaume Legmar, Hartmut Lonzer, John Nycz, Jon Herd, Reginald D’Souza, Shu Mookerjee, Tiago Bastos and Vasfi Gucer

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    IBM® FlashSystem solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. This cutting-edge storage system extends the comprehensive storage portfolio from IBM and can help change the way organizations address the ongoing information explosion.

    This IBM Redbooks® publication introduces the features and functions of an IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.4.2 system by using several examples. This book is aimed at pre- and post-sales technical support and marketing and storage administrators. It helps you understand the architecture, how to implement it, and how to take advantage of its industry-leading functions and features.

    In this book, we provide links to IBM Documentation and a description of the relevant section that provides more information. Our starting point is the IBM FlashSystem® 9200 family page, and the reader might need to select the product that applies to their environment.

    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, monitoring and logging, and troubleshooting

    Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering

    Appendix B. Command-line interface setup

    Appendix C. Terminology


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