IBM SAN Volume Controller Best Practices and Performance Guidelines for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.4.2

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Published on January 17, 2022

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ISBN-10: 073846029x
ISBN-13: 9780738460291
IBM Form #: SG24-8509-00


Authors: Antonio Rainero, Carlton Beatty, David Green, Hartmut Lonzer, Jonathan Wilkie, Kendall Williams, Konrad Trojok, Mandy Stevens, Nezih Boyacioglu, Nils Olsson, Renato Santos, Rene Oehme, Sergey Kubin, Thales Noivo Ferreira, Uwe Schreiber and Vasfi Gucer

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    Abstract

    This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize Version 8.4.2. These practices are based on field experience.

    This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, Remote Copy services and hosts.

    It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting.

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

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM SAN Volume Controller

    Chapter 2. Storage area network guidelines

    Chapter 3. Planning back-end storage

    Chapter 4. Planning storage pools

    Chapter 5. Volumes types

    Chapter 6. Copy services overview

    Chapter 7. Meeting business continuity requirements

    Chapter 8. Configuring host systems

    Chapter 9. Implementing a storage monitoring system

    Chapter 10. Maintaining storage infrastructure

    Chapter 11. Troubleshooting and diagnostics

    Chapter 12. IBM Real-time Compression

    Chapter 13. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud in IBM Cloud

    Chapter 14. IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud in Amazon Web Services

    Chapter 15. Automation and scripting

    Appendix A. IBM i considerations

     

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