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Performance and Best Practices Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5

An IBM Redbooks publication


Published on 09 August 2022, updated 03 October 2023

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ISBN-10: 0738460613
ISBN-13: 9780738460611
IBM Form #: SG24-8521-00

Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Andy Haerchen, Ashutosh Pathak, Barry Whyte, Cassio Alexandre de Aguiar, Fabio Trevizan de Oliveira, Hartmut Lonzer, Luis Eduardo Silva Viera, Mahendra S Brahmadu, Mangesh M Shirke, Nezih Boyacioglu, Sergey Kubin, Stephen Solewin, Thales Ferreira, Tiago Moreira Candelaria Bastos, Uwe Schreiber and Youssef Largou

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    This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several best practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® and IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC) products running IBM Spectrum® Virtualize 8.5. These practices are based on field experience.

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

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

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

    This book is focused on IBM FlashSystem and SVC systems that run IBM Spectrum Virtualize 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, but some features are not available.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introducing IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller running IBM Spectrum Virtualize 8.5

    Chapter 2. Storage area network guidelines

    Chapter 3. Storage back end

    Chapter 4. Storage pools

    Chapter 5. Volumes

    Chapter 6. Copy services

    Chapter 7. Ensuring business continuity

    Chapter 8. Hosts

    Chapter 9. Implementing a storage monitoring system

    Chapter 10. Maintaining an IBM Spectrum Virtualize infrastructure

    Chapter 11. Troubleshooting and diagnostics

    Chapter 12. IBM Real-time Compression considerations

    Appendix A. IBM i considerations


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