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IBM Power Systems Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity featuring Power Enterprise Pools 2.0
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 18 Sep 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a guide to IBM Power Private Cloud with Shared Utility Capacity featuring Power Enterprise Pools 2.0 (also known as PEP 2.0). This technology allows multiple servers in an to share base processor and memory resources, and draw upon pre-paid credits when the base is exceeded. Previously, the Shared Utility feature supported IBM Power System E950 (9040-MR9) and IBM Power System E980 (9080-M9S). It was extended in August 2020 to include the Scale-out Power Systems announced on 14th July 2020. The IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G), and IBM Power System S924 ... [more]


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Deployment and Usage Guide for Running AI Workloads on Red Hat OpenShift and NVIDIA DGX Systems with IBM Spectrum Scale
Cloud

Draft Redpaper, last updated 18 Sep 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes the architecture as well as the installation procedure and the results for running a typical training application working on an automotive dataset, in an orchestrated and secured environment, providing horizontal scalability of GPU resources across physical node boundaries for deep neural networks (DNN) workloads. This Redpaper is mostly relevant for system engineers, system administrators, or system architects responsible for data center infrastructure management and typical day-to-day operations such as system monitoring, operational control, asset ... [more]


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IBM z/OS Container Extensions (zCX) use cases
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 18 Sep 2020

Is it time for you to modernize your IBM z/OS® applications to allow for access to an entire ecosystem of open source and Linux on IBM® Z workloads? Is co-location of these workloads on the z/OS platform with no porting requirements of value to you? Your existing open source or Linux on IBM Z® software can benefit from being co-located and managed inside a z/OS environment; leveraging z/OS quality of service for optimized business continuity. Your software can be integrated with and can help complement existing z/OS workloads and environments. If your software can communicate with z/OS and ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Z Installation Guide
Red Hat

Draft Redpaper, last updated 18 Sep 2020

This IBM® Redpaper provides all the necessary steps to successfully install Red Hat OpenShift 4.4 on IBM Z® or LinuxONE servers. It provides an introduction to OpenShift nodes, Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS and Ansible.


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Introducing IBM Z System Recovery Boost
IBM Z

Draft Redpaper, last updated 15 Sep 2020

In this IBM® Redpaper publication, we introduce System Recovery Boost, which is a new function of the IBM z15™. System Recovery Boost delivers substantially faster system shutdown, restart, and catching up with accumulated backlog of work after a restart.


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IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction Featuring PCIe Gen 4 Technology
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 16 Jul 2020, last updated 14 Sep 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S914 (9009-41G), IBM Power System S922 (9009-22G), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42G) servers that use the latest IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and support the IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems (OSs). The goal of this paper is to provide a hardware architecture analysis and highlight the changes, new technologies, and major features that are being introduced in these systems, such as:

  • The latest IBM POWER9 processor, which is available in various configurations for ... [more]


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IBM z15 Technical Introduction
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 11 Sep 2020

This IBM Redbooks publication introduces the latest member of the IBM Z platform, the IBM z15. It includes information about the Z environment and how it helps integrate data and transactions more securely. It also provides insight for faster and more accurate business decisions. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, and occupies an industry-standard footprint. It is offered as a single air-cooled 19-inch frame called the z15 T02, or as a ... [more]


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Red Hat OpenShift V4.3 on IBM Power Systems Reference Guide
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 10 Sep 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes how to deploy Red Hat OpenShift V4.3 on IBM Power Systems servers. This book presents reference architectures for deployment, initial sizing guidelines for server, storage, and IBM Cloud® Paks. Moreover, this publication delivers information about initial supported Power System configurations for Red Hat OpenShift V4.3 deployment (bare metal, IBM PowerVM® LE LPARs, and others). This book serves as a guide for how to deploy Red Hat OpenShift V4.3 and provide start guidelines and recommended practices for implementing it on Power Systems and completing ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Practical Guidance for Deployment, Configuration, and Usage
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 9 Sep 2020

IBM® Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection solution that provides near-instant recovery, replication, retention, and reuse for virtual machines, databases, and applications in hybrid multicloud environments. IBM Knowledge Center for IBM Spectrum® Protect Plus provides extensive documentation for installation, deployment, and usage. In addition, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus Blueprint (https://ibm.biz/IBMSpectrumProtectPlusBlueprints) provides guidance about how to build and size an IBM Spectrum Protect Plus solution. The goal of this IBM Redpaper publication is to summarize and complement ... [more]


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Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 9 Sep 2020

In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we describe IBM Spectrum® Virtualize 3-Site Replication and its implementation. Note: At the time of writing, 3-Site Replication Orchestration software is available using the Storage Customer Opportunity REquest (SCORE)/Request for Price Quotations (RPQ). A SCORE/RPQ should be submitted to IBM requesting approval via your IBM Representative. The SCORE request should include configuration details requested in the 3-Site Replication questionnaire. Spectrum Virtualize 3-Site Replication Questionnaire: ... [more]


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IBM TS7700 Release 5.0 Guide
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 19 Mar 2020, last updated 8 Sep 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication covers IBM TS7700 R5.0. The IBM TS7700 is part of a family of IBM Enterprise tape products. This book is intended for system architects and storage administrators who want to integrate their storage systems for optimal operation. Building on over 20 years of virtual tape experience, the TS7770 supports the ability to store virtual tape volumes in an object store. The TS7700 supported off loading to physical tape for over two decades. Off loading to physical tape behind a TS7700 is utilized by hundreds of organizations around the world. By using the same ... [more]


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Making Data Smarter with IBM Spectrum Discover: Practical AI Solutions
Storage Software

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Sep 2020

More than 80% of all data that is collected by organizations is not in a standard relational database. Instead, it is trapped in unstructured documents, social media posts, machine logs, and so on. Many organizations face significant challenges to manage this deluge of unstructured data such as:

  • Pinpointing and activating relevant data for large-scale analytics, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) workloads.
  • Lacking the fine-grained visibility that is needed to map data to business priorities.
  • Removing redundant, obsolete, and trivial (ROT) data and ... [more]


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IBM Power System IC922 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 2 Mar 2020, last updated 28 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System IC922 (9183-22X) server that uses IBM POWER9™ processor-based technology and supports Linux operating systems (OSs). The objective of this paper is to introduce the system offerings and their capacities and available features. The Power IC922 server is built to deliver powerful computing, scaling efficiency, and storage capacity in a cost-optimized design to meet the evolving data challenges of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. It includes the following features:


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAS Analytics using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System 3000 Version 1 Release 1
Analytics

Draft Redpaper, last updated 26 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper is a blueprint for configuration, testing results, and tuning guidelines for running SAS workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux using IBM Spectrum® Scale and IBM Elastic Storage System (ESS) 3000. LAB Validation was conducted with the Red Hat Linux nodes running with the SAS simulator scripts connected to the IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM ESS 3000. The simultaneous workloads are simulated across multiple x-86 nodes running with Red Hat Linux to determine scalability against the IBM Spectrum Scale clustered file system and ESS 3000 array. This paper will outline the ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 5000 and 5100 for Mid-Market
Flash storage

Redguide, published 19 Aug 2020

The IBM® FlashSystem® 5010, 5030, and 5100 help you meet the challenges of rapid data growth while staying within limited IT budgets. These systems allow you to quickly consolidate, simplify, and optimize your IT infrastructure with an efficient, highly flexible, yet easy-to-use storage system with powerful virtualization features. This IBM Redpaper® publication is intended for mid-market clients.


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IBM z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ Model T02 (machine type 8562). It includes information about the IBM z15 processor design, I/O innovations, security features, and supported operating systems. The z15 is a state-of-the-art data and transaction system that delivers advanced capabilities, which are vital to any digital transformation. The z15 is designed for enhanced modularity, which is in an industry standard footprint. This system excels at the following tasks:


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 14 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the connectivity options that are available for use within and beyond the data center for the IBM Z® family of mainframes, which includes these systems:

  • IBM z15™ Model T01
  • IBM z15™ Model T02
  • IBM z14™
  • IBM z14 Model ZR1™
  • IBM z13®
  • IBM z13s®
This book highlights the hardware and software components, functions, typical uses, coexistence, and relative merits of these connectivity features. It helps readers understand the connectivity alternatives that are available when planning and designing their ... [more]


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IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize V7000, and IBM FlashSystem 7200 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2020, last updated 12 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM System Storage® SAN Volume Controller and IBM Storwize® V7000 powered by IBM Spectrum Virtualize™ V8.2.1. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. Then it provides performance guidelines for SAN Volume ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9200 and 9100 Best Practices and Performance Guidelines
Flash storage

Redbooks, published 11 Feb 2020, last updated 12 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® 9100. These practices are based on field experience. This book highlights configuration guidelines and preferred practices for the storage area network (SAN) topology, clustered system, back-end storage, storage pools and managed disks, volumes, remote copy services, and hosts. It explains how you can optimize disk performance with the IBM System Storage® Easy Tier® function. It also provides preferred practices for ... [more]


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Cataloging Unstructured Data in IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog with IBM Spectrum Discover
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 11 Aug 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how IBM Spectrum® Discover integrates with the IBM Watson® Knowledge Catalog (WKC) component of IBM Cloud® Pak for Data (IBM CP4D) to make the enriched catalog content in IBM Spectrum Discover along with the associated data available in WKC and IBM CP4D. From an end-to-end IBM solution point of view, IBM CP4D and WKC provide state-of-the-art data governance, collaboration, and artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics tools, and IBM Spectrum Discover complements these features by adding support for unstructured data on large-scale file and object ... [more]


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