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Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking
Storage Networking

Product Guide, published 9 Jul 2013, last updated 28 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® Product Guide introduces Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director for IBM System Networking (9710-E08). It is a director-class storage area network (SAN) switch that is designed for deployment in large-scale storage networks to enable enterprise clouds and business transformation. By adding enterprise connectivity options that support IBM FICON® connectivity, MDS 9710 delivers a high performing and reliable FICON infrastructure that is designed to support fast and scalable IBM z Systems™ servers. With the Cisco MDS 9700 48-Port 10-Gbps Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Module ... [more]


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IBM Storwize V7000, Spectrum Virtualize, HyperSwap, and VMware Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 20 Nov 2015, last updated 27 Nov 2017

IBM® Spectrum Virtualize Software Version 7.8 provides software-defined storage capabilities across various platforms, including IBM SAN Volume Controller, IBM Storwize® V7000, Storwize V7000 (Unified), Storwize V5000, Storwize V3700, and Storwize V3500. These offerings help clients reduce the complexities and cost of managing their storage in the following ways:

  • Centralizing management of storage volumes to enable administrators to manage storage volumes from a single point
  • Improving utilization of storage capacity with virtual volumes to enable businesses to tap into ... [more]


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Db2 Skeleton Cloning: Protecting Your Production Environment
Enterprise Content Management

Redpaper, published 17 Nov 2017, last updated 27 Nov 2017

IBM Db2® for z/OS® is well known as the gold-standard information steward. Deep synergy with the z/OS operating system and System Z platform provides support for the highest transaction volumes with the ultimate levels of availability. Just like any high-performance engine, occasional maintenance or upgrades are needed to maintain peak performance and to incorporate new features. Those that demand the highest standards and protection of their production environments know that you want to test changes outside of production first. It is common to have development or test environments for ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 3
Flex System

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 Nov 2017

The ABCs of z/OS® System Programming is a thirteen-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. The ABCs collection serves as a powerful technical tool to help you become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or to help you evaluate platforms to consolidate your e-business applications. This edition is updated to z/OS Version 1 Release 1. ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 3
Flex System

Draft Redbooks, last updated 27 Nov 2017

The ABCs of z/OS® System Programming is a thirteen-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. The ABCs collection serves as a powerful technical tool to help you become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or to help you evaluate platforms to consolidate your e-business applications. This edition is updated to z/OS Version 2 Release 3. ... [more]


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Implementing the IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2 (including the Storwize V5010, V5020, and V5030) with IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.1
Storage Solutions

Draft Redbooks, last updated 24 Nov 2017

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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IBM DS8880 Thin Provisioning
Disk storage

Redpaper, published 20 Nov 2017

Ever-increasing storage demands have a negative effect on an organization's IT budget and complicate the overall storage infrastructure and management. Companies are looking at ways to use their storage resources more efficiently. Thin provisioning can help by reducing the amount of unused storage that is typically allocated to applications or users. Now available for the IBM® DS8880 for Fixed Block (FB) and Count Key Data (CKD) volumes, thin provisioning defers the allocation of actual space on the storage system until the time that the data must effectively be written to disk. This IBM ... [more]


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Zero to Blockchain
Security

Course, published 17 Nov 2017

Learn how to develop blockchain solutions using Hyperledger Composer on Hyperledger Fabric Version 1.0+. This 15 chapter tutorial takes you from no experience to building a complete blockchain application.


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IBM Open Platform for Database as a Service Implementation and Best Practices Guide For Linux on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 17 Nov 2017

This IBM Redbooks publication describes how to implement an Open Platform for Database as a Service (DBaaS) on IBM Power Systems environment for Linux, and demonstrate the open source tools, optimization and best practices guidelines for it. Open Platform for DBaaS on Power Systems is an on-demand, secure, and scalable self-service database platform that automates provisioning and administration of databases to support new business applications and information insights. This publication addresses topics to help sellers, architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers and anyone ... [more]


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DS8870 Data Migration Techniques
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 30 Apr 2015, last updated 16 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes data migrations between IBM DS8000® storage systems, where in most cases one or more older DS8000 models are being replaced by the newer DS8870 model. Most of the migration methods are based on the DS8000 Copy Services. The book includes considerations for solutions such as IBM Tivoli® Productivity Center for Replication and the IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex™ (GDPS®) used in IBM z/OS® environments. Both offerings are primarily designed to enable a disaster recovery using DS8000 Copy Services. In most data migration cases, Tivoli ... [more]


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Implementing a VersaStack Solution by Cisco and IBM with IBM Storwize V5030, Cisco UCS Mini, Hyper-V, and SQL Server
Software Defined Storage

Redbooks, published 14 Nov 2017, last updated 14 Nov 2017

VersaStack, an IBM® and Cisco integrated infrastructure solution, combines computing, networking, and storage into a single integrated system. It combines the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) Integrated Infrastructure with IBM Spectrum Virtualize™, which includes IBM FlashSystem® V9000 and IBM Storwize® storage offerings, for quick deployment and rapid time to value for the implementation of modern infrastructures. This IBM Redbooks® publication covers the preferred practices for implementing a VersaStack Solution with IBM Storwize V5000 Gen2, Cisco UCS Mini, Hyper-V 2016, and ... [more]


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IBM Spectrum Scale (formerly GPFS)
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 26 May 2015, last updated 14 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication updates and complements the previous publication: Implementing the IBM General Parallel File System in a Cross Platform Environment, SG24-7844, with additional updates since the previous publication version was released with IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Since then, two releases have been made available up to the latest version of IBM Spectrum™ Scale 4.1. Topics such as what is new in Spectrum Scale, Spectrum Scale licensing updates (Express/Standard/Advanced), Spectrum Scale infrastructure support/updates, storage support (IBM and OEM), ... [more]


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IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redbooks, published 31 Mar 2017, last updated 13 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redbooks® publication introduces and provides a broad understanding of the new IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for IBM Power Systems™ solution. The IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution is a set of software components that together provide a disaster recovery (DR) mechanism for virtual machines (VMs) running on an IBM POWER7® processor-based server or later. This document describes various components, subsystems, and tasks that are associated with the IBM Geographically Dispersed Resiliency for Power Systems solution. This book is targeted at ... [more]


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DS8000 Cascading FlashCopy Design and Scenarios
Storage Solutions

Draft Redpaper, last updated 13 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication describes the IBM Cascading FlashCopy® support introduced with the IBM DS8000® License Machine Code (LMC) Release 8.3 (LMC 8.8.30.xx.xx, bundle version 88.30.xxx.xx) or later. The Cascading FlashCopy support enables a FlashCopy source device to become a FlashCopy source, or a FlashCopy target device to become a FlashCopy source. This capability provides improvements to a range of Copy Services scenarios, but essentially enables the reversal of one of several FlashCopy relationships without first withdrawing the other relationships. This publication explores a ... [more]


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Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems
Power Systems

Redpaper, published 23 Oct 2017, last updated 9 Nov 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication addresses topics for architects, brand specialists, distributors, resellers, and anyone developing and implementing SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems™ integration, automation, high availability (HA), and disaster recovery (DR) solutions. This book provides documentation to transfer how-to-skills to the technical teams, and documentation to the sales team. This guide describes how to implement an SAP HANA on IBM Power Systems solution from end to end and includes HA and DR guidelines by using theoretical knowledge, field experience, and sample scenarios. The ... [more]


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Sharing Box Content in IBM Content Navigator
Enterprise Content Management

Web Doc, published 8 Nov 2017

Collaboration is a popular approach to delivering global solutions. If Box Share is enabled, you can select a document to share, and IBM® Content Navigator creates a link to the specific version of the document. You can send the link to other people if you specify one or more email addresses. Anyone with the link can access the document. This IBM Redbooks Analytics Web Doc provides information on how to successfully enable and configure Box Share in IBM Content ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 1
z Systems

Redbooks, published 7 Nov 2017

The ABCs of IBM® z/OS® System Programming is a 13-volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. Whether you want to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your online business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. Volume 1 provides an updated ... [more]


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IBM XIV Storage System Architecture and Implementation
Disk storage

Redbooks, published 12 Nov 2014, last updated 3 Nov 2017

Not a new version - included warning for self signed X509 certificates - see section 5.2 This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes the concepts, architecture, and implementation of the IBM XIV® Storage System. The XIV Storage System is a scalable enterprise storage system that is based on a grid array of hardware components. It can attach to both Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and IP network Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) capable hosts. This system is a good fit for clients who want to be able to grow capacity without managing multiple tiers of storage. The XIV Storage System ... [more]


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ABCs of IBM z/OS System Programming Volume 2
z Systems

Draft Redbooks, last updated 3 Nov 2017

The ABCs of z/OS® System Programming is a thirteen volume collection that provides an introduction to the z/OS operating system and the hardware architecture. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced system programmer, the ABCs collection provides the information that you need to start your research into z/OS and related subjects. If you would like to become more familiar with z/OS in your current environment, or if you are evaluating platforms to consolidate your e-business applications, the ABCs collection will serve as a powerful technical tool. This volume describes the basic system ... [more]


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Introduction Guide to the IBM Elastic Storage Server
Storage Solutions

Redpaper, published 4 Jan 2016, last updated 26 Oct 2017

This IBM® Redpaper™ publication introduces and describes the IBM Elastic Storage Server as a scalable, high-performance data and file management solution, which is built on proven IBM Spectrum Scale™ technology, formerly IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS™). Providing reliability, performance, and scalability, IBM Elastic Storage Servers can be implemented for a range of diverse requirements. This publication helps you to understand the solution and its architecture and helps you to plan the installation and integration of the environment, which is created from the following ... [more]


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