Implementation Guide for IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 02 June 2022, updated 14 June 2022

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ISBN-10: 0738460532
ISBN-13: 9780738460536
IBM Form #: SG24-8520-00
(1220 pages)

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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, Vasfi Gucer


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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