Last updated on May 23, 2022
IBM Form #: SG24-8521-00
Authors: Andy Haerchen, Ashutosh Pathak, Barry Whyte, Cassio Alexandre de Aguiar, Fabio Trevizan de Oliveira, Hartmut Lonzer, Luis Eduardo Silva Viera, Mahendra S Brahmadu, Mangesh M Shirke, Nezih Boyacioglu, Sergey Kubin, Stephen Solewin, Thales Ferreira, Tiago Moreira Candelaria Bastos, Uwe Schreiber, Vasfi Gucer, Youssef Largou
This IBM Redbooks® publication captures several of the preferred practices and describes the performance gains that can be achieved by implementing the IBM FlashSystem® and SAN Volume Controller (SVC) products running IBM Spectrum Virtualize Version 8.5. 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 monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting.
This book is intended for experienced storage, SAN, IBM FlashSystem, and SAN Volume Controller administrators and technicians. Understanding this book requires advanced knowledge of these environments.
Chapter 1. Introduction to IBM FlashSystem and IBM SAN Volume Controller running IBM Spectrum Virtualize V8.5
Chapter 2. Storage area network guidelines
Chapter 3. Storage backend
Chapter 4. Storage pools
Chapter 5. Volumes
Chapter 6. Copy services
Chapter 7. Ensuring business continuity
Chapter 8. Configuring hosts
Chapter 9. Implementing a storage monitoring system
Chapter 10. Maintaining IBM Spectrum Virtualize infrastructure
Chapter 11. Troubleshooting and diagnostics
Chapter 12. IBM Real-time Compression considerations
Appendix A. IBM i considerations
This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.