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Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 02 June 2022, updated 24 January 2023

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ISBN-10: 0738460532
ISBN-13: 9780738460536
IBM Form #: SG24-8520-00

Authors: Barry Whyte, Denis Ol’shanskiy, Dharmesh Kamdar, Guillaume Legmar, Hartmut Lonzer, John Nycz, Jon Herd, Konrad Trojok, Mandy A Stevens, Paresh Chudasma, Reginald D’Souza, Ron Verbeek, Sabine Gronert, Stephen Solewin, Uwe Schreiber and Vasfi Gucer

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    IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller solutions incorporate some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raise the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk systems. These cutting-edge storage systems extend 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 V8.5 storage system through several examples. This book is aimed at pre-sales 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.

    Consider the following points:

    • This book is focused on IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller systems that run IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5. Most configuration principles and best practices that are described in the book are still applicable for systems that cannot be upgraded to Version 8.5; however, some features might not be available.
    • In this book, we provide links to IBM Documentation and a description of the relevant section that provides more information. In most cases, our starting point is the 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. Installation and configuration planning

    Chapter 3. Initial configuration

    Chapter 4. IBM Spectrum Virtualize GUI

    Chapter 5. Using 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. Reliability, availability, and serviceability; monitoring and logging; and troubleshooting

    Chapter 12. Security and encryption

    Chapter 13. Automation and scripting

    Appendix A. Performance data and statistics gathering

    Appendix B. Command-line interface setup

    Appendix C. Terminology


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