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Multi Cloud Storage as a Service using vRealize Automation and IBM Spectrum Storage
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 19 Jun 2019, last updated 26 Jun 2019

This document is intended to facilitate the deployment of the Multi-Cloud 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 ... [more]


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IBM Personal Communications and IBM z/OS TTLS Enablement: Technical Enablement Series
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 23 May 2019, last updated 26 Jun 2019

The purpose of this document is to complete the task of introducing Transport Layer Security to z/OS® so IBM Personal Communications (PCOMM) uses TLS security. This document walks you through enabling Tunneled Transport Layer Security (TTLS) on your IBM z/OS for use with a PCOMM TN3270 connection. When you complete this task, you require a certificate to access your TN3270 PCOMM session. You work with the following products and components:

  • TN3270
  • TCPIP
  • PAGENT
  • INET (maybe)
  • IBM RACF®
This document assumes that the reader has extensive knowledge of ... [more]


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Best Practices for DS8000 and z/OS HyperSwap with Copy Services Manager
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 22 May 2019, last updated 21 Jun 2019

Many IBM® z/OS® customers require their applications to be available 24x7. Whether the business requirements are high availability (HA), disaster recovery (DR), or business continuity, IBM HyperSwap® technology can provide an adequate solution. HyperSwap is the industry standard and is provided as several different implementation options to meet the various business needs of the IBM System z® and z/OS customer base. IBM Copy Services Manager (CSM) enables you to manage z/OS HyperSwap and helps you manage planned and unplanned actions in an z/OS environment from an open systems environment. ... [more]


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SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems: High Availability and Disaster Recovery Implementation Updates
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 20 Jun 2019

This IBM Redbooks publication updates the Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems, REDP-5443 (https://ibm.co/2KyagMc) with the latest technical content describing how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems high availability and disaster recovery using theoretical knowledge, and by way of sample scenarios. This book describes how all the pieces of the reference architecture work together (IBM Power Systems, IBM Storage, IBM Spectrum Scale, PowerHA SystemMirror for Linux, IBM VM Recovery Manager DR for Power Systems, and Linux ... [more]


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IBM TS7760 R4.2 Cloud Storage Tier Guide
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 19 Apr 2019, last updated 14 Jun 2019

Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7760 now supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. This IBM Redpaper publication helps you set up and configure the new cloud object storage support for IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) or Amazon Web Services (AWS). The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is used by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same hierarchical storage techniques, the TS7700 can also off load to object storage. Because object storage ... [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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Multicloud Solution for Business Continuity using IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on AWS Version 1 Release 1
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 11 Jun 2019

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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IBM Power System E980: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 7 Sep 2018, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication provides a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S) server that supports IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems (OSes). The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E980 offerings and relevant functions:

  • The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 3.55 - 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
  • Supports up to 64 TB memory.
  • Integrated I/O subsystem and hot-pluggable Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 Product Guide (Version 12.3.2)
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Dec 2018, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000Model 425, with IBM FlashSystem A9000 Software V12.3.2. Software version 12.3.2, with Hyper-Scale Manager version 5.6 or later, introduces support for VLAN tagging and port trunking. IBM FlashSystem A9000 storage system uses the IBM FlashCore® technology to help realize higher capacity and improved response times over disk-based systems and other competing flash and solid-state drive (SSD)-based storage. The extreme performance of IBM FlashCore ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000R Product Guide (Version 12.3.2)
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Dec 2018, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide is an overview of the main characteristics, features, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000R Model 415 and Model 425, with IBM FlashSystem A9000R Software V12.3.2. Software version 12.3.2, with Hyper-Scale Manager version 5.6 or later, introduces support for VLAN tagging and port trunking.. IBM FlashSystem A9000R is a grid-scale, all-flash storage platform designed for industry leaders with rapidly growing cloud storage and mixed workload environments to help drive your business into the cognitive era. FlashSystem A9000R provides consistent, ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV Storage System: Host Attachment and Interoperability
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 10 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides information for attaching the IBM FlashSystem® A9000, IBM FlashSystem A9000R, and IBM XIV® Storage System to various host operating system platforms, such as IBM AIX® and Microsoft Windows. This publication was last updated in May 2019 to cover the VLAN tagging and port trunking support available with software version 12.3.2 (see in particular section 2.4, “VLAN tagging” on page 67. The goal is to give an overview of the versatility and compatibility of the IBM Spectrum™ Accelerate family of storage systems with various platforms and environments. ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem A9000 and A9000R Architecture and Implementation (Version 12.3.2)
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 29 Jan 2019, last updated 10 Jun 2019

* Version 12.3.2 * This IBM® Redbooks publication presents the architecture, design, concepts, and technology that are used in IBM FlashSystem® A9000 and IBM FlashSystem A9000R. FlashSystem A9000 and FlashSystem A9000R deliver the microsecond latency and high availability of IBM FlashCore® technology with grid architecture, simple scalability, and industry-leading IBM software that is designed to drive your business into the cognitive era. The Hyper-Scale Manager highly intuitive user interface simplifies management. Comprehensive data reduction capabilities, including inline deduplication ... [more]


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Deploying a Database Instance in an IBM Cloud Private Cluster on IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 7 Jun 2019

This IBM Redpaper™ publication shows you how to deploy a database instance within a container using an IBM® Cloud Private cluster on IBM Z®. A preinstalled IBM Spectrum™ Scale 5.0.3 cluster file system provides back-end storage for the persistent volumes bound to the database. A container is a standard unit of software that packages code and all its dependencies, so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. By default, containers are ephemeral. But stateful applications, such as databases, require some type of persistent storage that will survive ... [more]


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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Version 8.3
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2019

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize is a key member of the IBM Spectrum™ Storage portfolio. It is a highly flexible storage solution that enables rapid deployment of block storage services for new and traditional workloads, on-premises, off-premises and in a combination of both. IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ for Public Cloud provides the IBM Spectrum Virtualize functionality in IBM Cloud™. This new capability provides a monthly license to deploy and use Spectrum Virtualize in IBM Cloud to enable hybrid cloud solutions, offering the ability to transfer data between on-premises private clouds or data ... [more]


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IBM Cloud Object Storage System Product Guide
Software Defined Storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 6 Jun 2019

Object storage is the primary storage solution used in the cloud and on-premises solutions as a central storage platform for unstructured data. IBM® Cloud Object Storage is a software defined storage platform that breaks down barriers for storing massive amounts of data by optimizing the placement of data on commodity x86 servers across the enterprise. This IBM Redbooks® publication discusses the major features, use case scenarios, deployment options, configuration details, initial customization, performance and scalability considerations of IBM Cloud Object Storage on-premises offering. You ... [more]


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IBM PowerAI: Deep Learning Unleashed on IBM Power Systems Servers
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Mar 2018, last updated 5 Jun 2019

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide about the IBM PowerAI Deep Learning solution. This book provides an introduction to artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL), IBM PowerAI, and components of IBM PowerAI, deploying IBM PowerAI, guidelines for working with data and creating models, an introduction to IBM Spectrum™ Conductor Deep Learning Impact (DLI), and case scenarios. IBM PowerAI started as a package of software distributions of many of the major DL software frameworks for model training, such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch, Theano, and the associated libraries, such as ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 3 Jun 2019

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the IBM Storwize® V7000 solution powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize. This innovative storage offering delivers essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a compact, modular design that is offered at a competitive, midrange price. The IBM Storwize V7000 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage ... [more]


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IBM Power System E950: Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 28 Aug 2018, last updated 31 May 2019

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication gives a broad understanding of a new architecture of the IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) server that supports IBM AIX®, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power E950 offerings and relevant functions:

  • The IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.8 - 3.4 GHz.
  • Significantly strengthened cores and larger caches.
  • Supports up to 16 TB of memory, which is four times more than the IBM POWER8® processor-based IBM Power System E850 server.
  • Integrated I/O ... [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 Cloud Object Storage Concepts and Architecture: System Edition
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 29 May 2019

Object Storage is the primary storage solution that is used in the cloud and on-premises solutions as a central storage platform for unstructured data. Object Storage is growing more popular for the following reasons:

  • It is designed for exabyte scale.
  • It is easy to manage and yet meets the growing demands of enterprises for a broad set of applications and workloads.
  • It allows users to balance storage cost, location, and compliance control requirements across data sets and essential applications.
IBM Cloud™ Object Storage (IBM COS) system provides ... [more]


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