IBM Storage blueprints are a set of comprehensive documents covering a wide range of storage solutions. These blueprints cover topics ranging from Blockchain workloads to private cloud container ready-storage environments. Understand the hardware and software; from IBM's award winning software defined storage titles to where to get your CSI driver for file for Red Hat OpenShift, IBM's Storage blueprints include all the components necessary to setup, deploy and/or expand your particular workload or new environment. The blueprints are intended to highlight our pre-tested and validated solutions to help you deploy a solution with easy-to-consume components built to perform and scale for your specific needs. Simplify your journey with pre-tested and validated blueprints engineered to enable rapid deployment and peace of mind as you make the move to success.

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Red Hat OpenShift on Public Cloud with IBM Block Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 27 Jul 2020, last updated 3 Aug 2020

The purpose of this document is to show how to install RedHat OpenShift Container Platform (OCP) on Amazon web services (AWS) public cloud with OpenShift installer, a method that is known as Installer-provisioned infrastructure (IPI). We also describe how to validate the installation of IBM container storage interface (CSI) driver on OCP 4.2 that is installed on AWS. This document also describes the installation of OCP 4.x on AWS with customization and OCP 4.x installation on IBM cloud. This document discusses how to provision internet small computer system interface (iSCSI) storage that is ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 May 2020, last updated 21 Jul 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is intended as an architecture and configuration guide to set up the IBM System Storage™ for the SAP HANA tailored data center integration (SAP HANA TDI) within a storage area network (SAN) environment. SAP HANA TDI allows the SAP customer to attach external storage to the SAP HANA server. The paper also describes the setup and configuration of SAP Landscape Management for SAP HANA systems on IBM infrastructure components: IBM Power Systems and IBM Storage based on IBM Spectrum® Virtualize. This document is written for IT technical specialists and architects ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Blueprint Version 1 Release 4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 17 Jul 2020

This IBM® Blueprint is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform by using detailed hardware specifications to build a system. It describes the associated parameters for configuring persistent storage within a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment. To complete the tasks, you should understand Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Storage, the IBM block storage Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver and the IBM Spectrum Scale CSI driver. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either ... [more]


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Optimize the Value of Your Data with Oracle and IBM Flash Storage Solutions
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 May 2020

In this multicloud and cognitive era, information continues to grow rapidly. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow by 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data in data centers as in the cloud. IT environments with Oracle deployments will need to accommodate that data growth, including storing, copying, mirroring, and protecting the data. When IT budgets are constrained but data keeps growing, storage costs can consume more than their fair share of the IT budget. The leading-edge portfolio of storage solutions and essential technologies of IBM® can help organizations stay ahead of ... [more]


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Automate and Orchestrate Your IBM FlashSystem Hybrid Cloud with Red Hat Ansible Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 23 Apr 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of Red Hat Ansible for the IBM FlashSystem®. The document describes the automation and orchestration of storage provisioning for the IBM FlashSystem by using Red Hat Ansible. To complete the tasks that are described in this document, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem and Red Hat Ansible. The information in this document is distributed on an “as-is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM FlashSystem storage devices are ... [more]


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Electronic Health Records with Epic and IBM FlashSystem 9200 Blueprint Version 2 Release 3
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 22 Apr 2020

This information is intended to facilitate the deployment of IBM® FlashSystem for the Epic Corporation electronic health record (EHR) solution by describing the requirements and specifications for configuring IBM FlashSystem® 9200 and its parameters. The document also describes the steps that are required to configure the server that host the EHR application. To complete the tasks, you must have a working knowledge of IBM FlashSystem 9200 and Epic applications. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis, without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 21 Feb 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand the IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storwize® or IBM FlashSystem storage devices are supported and entitled and where the ... [more]


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Multicloud Storage as a Service using vRealize Automation and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 21 Feb 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity and Storage as service by using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS). To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM FlashSystem 9100, IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud, IBM Spectrum Connect, VMware vRealize Orchestrator, and vRealize Automation and AWS Cloud. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is ... [more]


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Achieving Hybrid Cloud Cyber Resiliency with IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Feb 2020, last updated 19 Feb 2020

This document is intended to facilitate the approach of achieving the Cyber Resiliency solution for IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud. This solution is designed to protect the data on IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize storage in a hybrid multicloud environment by deploying cloud backup to Amazon S3 using the function Transparent Cloud Tiering .


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IBM Storage Solutions for Splunk Enterprise
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 17 Dec 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Splunk Enterprise Solutions using IBM All Flash Array systems for the Hot and Warm tiers, and IBM Elastic Storage System for the Cold and Frozen tiers. This document provides the reference architecture and configuration guidelines for the IBM Storage systems. The information in this document is distributed on an “as is” basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Storage Systems are supported, entitled and where the issues are ... [more]


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IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform V3.11 Blueprint Version 1 Release 1
Storage Software

Blueprint, published 29 Sep 2019

IBM Storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is a comprehensive container-ready solution that includes all the hardware & software components necessary to setup and/or expand your Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform V3.11 environment. IBM Storage, bringing enterprise data services to containers. In this blueprint, learn how to: • Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today! • Build a 24 by 7 by 365 enterprise class private cloud with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform • ... [more]


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Cyber Resiliency Solution for IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 13 Sep 2019, last updated 16 Sep 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Cyber Resiliency solution for IBM® Spectrum Scale. This solution is designed to protect the data on IBM Spectrum™ Scale from external cyberattacks or insider attacks using its integration with IBM Spectrum Protect™ and IBM Tape Storage. To complete the tasks that it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale™, IBM Spectrum Protect, and IBM Tape Storage architecture, concepts, and configuration. The information in this document is distributed on an as-is basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. ... [more]


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IBM Hybrid Solution for Scalable Data Solutions using IBM Spectrum Scale
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 1 Jul 2019, last updated 2 Jul 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the scalable hybrid cloud solution for data agility and collaboration using IBM® Spectrum Scale across multiple public clouds. To complete the tasks it describes, you must understand IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management (AFM). The information in this document is distributed on an basis without any warranty that is either expressed or implied. Support assistance for the use of this material is limited to situations where IBM Spectrum Scale or IBM Spectrum Scale Active File Management are supported and ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for Blockchain Platform Version 1.2
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 12 Jun 2019

This Blueprint is intended to define the infrastructure that is required for a blockchain remote peer and to facilitate the deployment of IBM Blockchain Platform on IBM Cloud Private using that infrastructure. This infrastructure includes the necessary document handler components, such as IBM Blockchain Document Store, and covers the required storage for on-chain and off-chain blockchain data. To complete these tasks, you must have a basic understanding of each of the used components or have access the correct educational material to gain that ... [more]


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IBM Solutions for Hybrid Cloud Networking Configuration Version 1 Release1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 30 May 2019

This document describes the high-level networking architectures and required configuration for establishing the site-to-site Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity in the multicloud hybrid environment. In today’s environment, many organizations are using some form of cloud services, whether private, public, or hybrid cloud and storage infrastructure is an integral part of these deployments. A hybrid cloud is a combination of a private cloud that is combined with the use of public cloud services where one or several touch points exist between the environments. Networking is the critical ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud Private Blueprint
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 15 Apr 2019

IBM Storage Solutions for IBM Cloud™ Private delivers a blueprint for multicloud architecture. IBM, delivering solutions to help you win. In this blueprint, learn how to:

  • Combine the benefits of IBM Systems with the performance of IBM Storage solutions so that you can deliver the right services to your clients today.
  • Deliver optimized private cloud services ahead of schedule and under budget with a complete IBM Cloud Private stack.
  • Containerize applications and deliver the SLAs that your team needs to thrive and win.
Implement IBM Cloud ... [more]


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