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Securing Your Cloud: IBM Security for LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redbooks, published 30 Jul 2019, last updated 1 Aug 2019

As workloads are being offloaded to IBM® LinuxONE based cloud environments, it is important to ensure that these workloads and environments are secure. This IBM Redbooks® publication describes the necessary steps to secure your environment from the hardware level through all of the components that are involved in a LinuxONE cloud infrastructure that use Linux and IBM z/VM®. The audience for this book is IT architects, IT Specialists, and those users who plan to use LinuxONE for their cloud ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 (including the Storwize V5010, V5020, and V5030) with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.2.1
Storage Solutions

Redbooks, published 26 Apr 2019, last updated 1 Aug 2019

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. The IBM® Storwize® V5000 Gen2 system provides a smarter solution that is affordable, easy to use, and self-optimizing, which enables organizations to overcome these storage challenges. The Storwize V5000 Gen2 delivers ... [more]


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Introduction and Implementation of Data Reduction Pools and Deduplication
Storage Software

Redbooks, published 26 Nov 2018, last updated 30 Jul 2019

Continuing its commitment to developing and delivering industry-leading storage technologies, IBM® introduces Data Reduction Pools (DRP) and Deduplication powered by IBM Spectrum™ Virtualize, which are innovative storage features that deliver essential storage efficiency technologies and exceptional ease of use and performance, all integrated into a proven design. This book discusses Data Reduction Pools (DRP) and Deduplication and is intended for experienced storage administrators who are fully familiar with IBM Spectrum Virtualize, SAN Volume Controller, and the Storwize family of ... [more]


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

Redpaper, published 29 Jul 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. However, stateful applications, such as databases, require some type of persistent storage that can ... [more]


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

Redbooks, published 25 Jul 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 Spectrum Virtualize: Hot-Spare Node and NPIV Target Ports
Software Defined Storage

Redpaper, published 19 Jan 2018, last updated 18 Jul 2019

The use of N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) to provide host-only ports (NPIV target ports) and spare nodes improves the host failover characteristics by separating out host communications from communication tasks on the same port and providing standby hardware, which can be automatically introduced into the cluster to reintroduce redundancy. Because the host ports are not used for internode communications, they can freely move between nodes, and this includes spare nodes that are added to the cluster automatically. This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the use of the IBM Spectrum™ ... [more]


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IBM FlashSystem 9100 Product Guide
Flash storage

Product Guide, published 28 Jan 2019, last updated 18 Jul 2019

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 PowerHA SystemMirror V7.2.3 for IBM AIX and V7.22 for Linux
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 17 Jul 2019

This IBM Redbooks publication will help strengthen the position of the PowerHA SystemMirror for Linux solution with a well-defined and documented deployment models within an IBM Power Systems environment allowing customers a planned foundation for business resilient and disaster recovery for their IBM Power Systems infrastructure solutions. This book addresses topics to help answer customers' complex high availability and disaster recovery requirements for AIX and Linux on IBM Power Systems servers to help maximize systems' availability and resources and provide technical documentation to ... [more]


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Scale up for Linux on LinuxONE
LinuxONE

Redpaper, published 17 Jul 2019

This book was written by IBM® IT specialists who have experience implementing Linux solutions on IBM LinuxONE™ (LinuxONE). The contents of this book follow the guidelines from Linux regarding LinuxONE installations. The preferred practices that are described in this book are gathered from the experiences of those specialists in hundreds of projects at IBM and customer environments. This IBM Redbooks® publication provides you with the information needed in making a decision on scaling architecture when implementing Linux on LinuxONE. This book has the following goals:


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IBM Spectrum Scale: Big Data and Analytics Solution Brief
Software Defined Storage

Redguide, published 23 Jan 2018, last updated 17 Jul 2019

This IBM® Redguide™ publication describes big data and analytics deployments that are built on IBM Spectrum Scale™. IBM Spectrum Scale is a proven enterprise-level distributed file system that is a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for Hadoop analytics services. IBM Spectrum Scale includes NFS, SMB, and Object services and meets the performance that is required by many industry workloads, such as technical computing, big data, analytics, and content management. IBM Spectrum Scale provides world-class, web-based storage management with ... [more]


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