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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 9200, 9100, 7200 and 5100 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Storage Software

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces the FlashSystems solution powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. 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 solution incorporates some of the top IBM technologies that are typically found only in enterprise-class storage systems, which raises the standard for storage efficiency in midrange disk ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM SAN Volume Controller with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication is a detailed technical guide to the IBM System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller (SVC), which is powered by IBM Spectrum® Virtualize V8.3.1. IBM SAN Volume Controller is a virtualization appliance solution that maps virtualized volumes that are visible to hosts and applications to physical volumes on storage devices. Each server within the storage area network (SAN) has its own set of virtual storage addresses that are mapped to physical addresses. If the physical addresses change, the server continues running by using the same virtual addresses that it had ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.3.1
Flash storage

Draft Redbooks, last updated 26 May 2020

Organizations of all sizes face the challenge of managing massive volumes of increasingly valuable data. But storing this data can be costly, and extracting value from the data is becoming more difficult. IT organizations have limited resources, but must stay responsive to dynamic environments and act quickly to consolidate, simplify, and optimize their IT infrastructures. IBM FlashSystem 5010 and FlashSystem 5030 systems provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. The IBM FlashSystem 5010 ... [more]


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IBM z15 (8561) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Redbooks, published 17 Jan 2020, last updated 21 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the features and functions the latest member of the IBM Z® platform, the IBM z15™ (machine type 8561). 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 z15 (8562) Technical Guide
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 21 May 2020

IBM z15 Technical Guide. This is the deep technical guide for IBM z15


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IBM FlashSystem 9100 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Jan 2019, last updated 20 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide publication describes IBM FlashSystem® 9100 solution, which is a comprehensive, all-flash, and NVMe-enabled enterprise storage solution that delivers the full capabilities of IBM FlashCore® technology. In addition, it provides a rich set of software-defined storage (SDS) features, including data reduction and de-duplication, dynamic tiering, thin-provisioning, snapshots, cloning, replication, data copy services, and IBM HyperSwap® for high availability (HA). Scale-out and scale-up configurations further enhance capacity and throughput for better ... [more]


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IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security for IBM DS8900F and IBM Z
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 28 Jan 2020, last updated 19 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication will help you install, configure, and use the new IBM Fibre Channel Endpoint Security function. The focus of this publication is about securing the connection between an IBM DS8900F and the IBM z15™. The solution is delivered with two levels of link security supported: support for link authentication on Fibre Channel links and support for link encryption of data in flight (which also includes link authentication). This solution is targeted for clients needing to adhere to Payment Card Industry (PCI) or other emerging data security standards, and those who are ... [more]


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IBM DS8900F Architecture and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 18 Feb 2020, last updated 19 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM DS8900F family. This book provides reference information to assist readers who need to plan for, install, and configure the DS8900F systems. This edition applies to DS8900F systems running microcode Release 9.0 (Bundle 89.0 / Licensed Machine Code (LMC) 7.9.0.xxx). The DS8900F family offers two new classes:

  • IBM DS8910F: Flexibility Class all-flash: The Flexibility Class is designed to reduce complexity while addressing various workloads at the lowest DS8900F family entry cost. ... [more]


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Securing Data on Threat Detection Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 18 May 2020

Having appropriate storage for hosting business-critical data and advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software for deep inspection, detection, and prioritization of threats has become a necessity for any business. This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how the storage features of IBM Spectrum® Scale, when combined with the log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that are provided by IBM QRadar®, help reduce the impact of incidents on business data. Such integration provides an excellent platform for hosting unstructured business data that is subject to ... [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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Introducing IBM Z System Recovery Boost
IBM Z

Redpaper, published 14 Apr 2020, last updated 15 May 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 z15 Configuration Setup
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 15 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM z15™ (Machine Types 8561 and 8562). The z15 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This publication is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM Z® configuration and ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage System
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 14 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper® publication provides an overview of the IBM Elastic Storage® Server (ESS) and IBM Elastic Storage System, which are scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum® Scale technology. Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers and IBM Elastic Storage Systems can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture, and walks you through ordering the right solution for your environment, planning the installation ... [more]


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IBM Z Connectivity Handbook
IBM Z

Draft Redbooks, last updated 13 May 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
  • 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 data center infrastructures. The changes to ... [more]


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IBM AIX Enhancements and Modernization
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 13 Jan 2020, last updated 13 May 2020

This IBM® Redbooks publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM AIX® operating system (OS) layout capabilities, distinct features, system installation, and maintenance, which includes AIX security, trusted environment, and compliance integration, with the benefits of IBM Power Virtualization Management (PowerVM®) and IBM Power Virtualization Center (IBM PowerVC), which includes cloud capabilities and automation types. The objective of this book is to introduce IBM AIX modernization features and integration with different environments:


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IBM Power Systems S922, S914, and S924 Technical Overview and Introduction
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 26 Jul 2018, last updated 12 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive guide that covers the IBM Power System S922 (9009-22A), IBM Power System S914 (9009-41A), and IBM Power System S924 (9009-42A) servers that support IBM AIX®, IBM i, and Linux operating systems. The objective of this paper is to introduce the major innovative Power S914, Power S922, and Power 924 offerings and their relevant functions:

  • The new IBM POWER9™ processor, which is available at frequencies of 2.3 - 3.8 GHz, 2.8 - 3.8 GHz, 2.9 - 3.8 GHz, 3.4 - 3.9 GHz, 3.5 - 3.9 GHz, and 3.8 - 4.0 GHz.
  • Significantly ... [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 May 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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Implementing IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud Version 8.3
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 6 Jun 2019, last updated 11 May 2020

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 Power Systems Infrastructure I/O for SAP Applications
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 20 Apr 2020, last updated 8 May 2020

This IBM® Redpaper publication describes practical experiences to run SAP workloads to take advantage of IBM Power Systems I/O capabilities. With IBM POWER® processor-based servers, you have the flexibility to fit seamlessly new applications and workloads into a single data center, and even consolidate them into a single server. This approach highlights all viable options and describes the pros and cons of each one to select the correct option for a specific data center. The target audiences of this book are architects, IT specialists, and systems administrators deploying SAP workloads, who ... [more]


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IBM Storage Solutions for SAP Applications Version 1.4
Storage Solutions

Blueprint, published 6 May 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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