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Implementation Guide for IBM Elastic Storage System 3200

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 30 November 2021

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ISBN-10: 0738460176
ISBN-13: 9780738460178
IBM Form #: SG24-8516-00

Authors: Christopher Bostic, Farida Yaragatti, Isaiah Eaton, Jay Vaddi, Joe Sanjour, John Lewars, John Sing, Larry Coyne, Leteshia A Lowe, Luis Bolinches, Maegan Miller, Olaf Weiser, Pidad Gasfar D'Souza, Puneet Chaudhary, Ravindra Sure, Robert Guthrie, Sumit Kumar and Wesley Jones

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage® Server 3200 (ESS 3200) as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution. The solution is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (IBM GPFS). IBM Elastic Storage System 3200 is an all-Flash array platform. This storage platform uses NVMe-attached drives in ESS 3200 to provide significant performance improvements as compared to SAS-attached flash drives.

    This book provides a technical overview of the ESS 3200 solution and helps you to plan the installation of the environment. We also explain the use cases where we believe it fits best. Our goal is to position this book as the starting point document for customers that would use the ESS 3200 as part of their IBM Spectrum Scale setups.

    This book is targeted toward technical professionals (consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who are responsible for delivering cost-effective storage solutions with ESS 3200.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. ESS 3200 architecture and overview

    Chapter 3. Planning considerations

    Chapter 4. Use cases

    Appendix A. Convert a previous generation switch into a version 2


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